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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

Work 0151 236 7747
Fax 0151 236 3433
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Equality and Diversity

Chambers is committed to promoting the culture of equality and diversity and we are proud to underpin these values to our work and how we operate Chambers.

We are committed to treating all applicants equally and fairly and we assess candidates for pupillage, tenancy and staff roles on merit alone, without office_iderence to background, racial group, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, gender, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability.

We are committed to offering opportunities for gaining experience and practice development to all pupils and members of Chambers equally without discrimination. We offer mini-pupillage and work experience opportunities throughout the year.

We have ensured that Chambers is accessible to people using wheelchairs. We accommodate any requests for reasonable adjustments to assist disabled applicants.

We recognise the need to promote a positive and supportive community for both barristers and staff and to encourage a cohesive and collaborative culture. We have been recognised by the Bar Council for our commitment to Wellbeing at the Bar.

Pro Bono We have been part of a pro-bono alliance with the National Autistic Society’s Education Rights Service for over five years. In 2016 Exchange Chambers won the pioneering Best Family Support Award at the National Autistic Society (NAS) Professional Awards for its pioneering pro bono alliance. A team of 30 barristers deliver legal support to families with autistic children and provide free representation before the Special Needs Tribunal. Our barristers undertake autism awareness and special educational needs training from the National Autistic Society.


In keeping with our commitment to wellbeing, we have recently entered into a charity partnership with Mersey Counselling and Therapy Centre (MCTC), a charity that exists to provide mental health support to members of the community who are unable to access the help they need through the social care system or access care independently.

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