Mr John Waiting > Exchange Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Commercial; Insolvency


John has a broad practice encompassing commercial, property and insolvency law.

He covers a wide range of commercial litigation involving issues such as contractual disputes; banking, finance and asset recovery; professional negligence; sale of goods; and construction.

His property practice covers possession actions by mortgagees, LPA Receivers and landlords; disrepair actions by tenants; leasehold enfranchisement; actions for service charges and administration charges; actions for unlawful eviction; complaints against bailiffs; liability orders for business rates and council tax; boundary disputes; and business tenancy disputes.

His insolvency practice encompasses personal and corporate bankruptcy including bankruptcy petitions and applications to set- aside statutory demands; public examination of bankrupts; orders for sale by the trustee in bankruptcy; administration applications and applications for extension of an administrator’s term of office; applications for directions to office holders from the court; wills and probate; and contentious probate claims.


Called 2010


  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit


  • St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington, 1997-2004
  • MA (Cantab), Law with Management Studies, Girton College, Cambridge (II.i, 2004-2008)
  • BVC, Manchester Metropolitan University (Very Competent, 2009-2010)
  • Pupillage at Exchange Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

John Waiting – Exchange ChambersJohn’s advice is measured and strategic, he is quick to understand the issues at the heart of the matter and the client’s objectives, and he will not sit on the fence. He gives practical and pragmatic advice, both written and in conference, and his advocacy skills are excellent.’

Exchange Chambers ‘is a good set for Chancery work’, and its members have substantial expertise in traditional Chancery law, including real property, wills, trusts, and the administration of estates, probate, and mortgages. Andrew Williams has a property-based Chancery practice, and both Scott Redpath and George Rowell are skilled in tax law mandates. Andrew Vinson exclusively acts in Chancery and commercial work, and the set is also home to John Waiting, who has expertise in trust litigation. Graham Sellers joined the team from Atlantic Chambers in June 2023.