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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Ian Whitehurst

Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/ian-whitehurst/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Called 1994

Career

Ian is a criminal and regulatory barrister with 24 years of experience at the criminal bar. He is recognised as a leading individual in the fields of crime and financial crime in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

He has extensive experience of defending all types of serious crime including homicide and serious sexual offences. He also prosecutes and defends serious organised crime such as gang related homicide, large scale drugs and firearms conspiracies, corruption cases and armed robberies.

Ian also specialises in matters relating to fraud and other financial misconduct in particular MTIC Vat Fraud, Direct and Indirect Tax Fraud, Money Laundering and False Accounting.

He also has a significant practice in the niche areas of cyber crime and data protection, particularly excelling in cases with a very technical angle.

Ian also practices in regulatory and licensing work. He is instructed by local authorities, companies and individuals to advise upon and to conduct litigation in a myriad of fields.

Member

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
  • Cyber Crime Lawyers Association

Education

  • University of Hull, LLB (Hons) (1993)

Leisure

Cinema, history and football


London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

With offices across the Northern and North Eastern circuits, Exchange Chambers has ‘great strength in depth’. With over 160 barristers across three bases, the set provides a ‘wealth of expertise’, particularly in its commercial, personal injury and crime practices. In a testament to chambers’ strength, three members – Simon Medland QC, Amanda Yip QC and Catherine Howells – were appointed to the bench in 2017. Additionally, David Knifton QC took silk and Ian Whitehurst joined from 7 Harrington Street in 2018. ‘The clerks are exceptionally helpful and go the extra mile’; ‘every task and challenge is met with enthusiasm and a smile’. Manchester senior clerk Nick Buckley ‘runs a very tight ship’ and Leeds senior clerk Ian Spencer ‘goes out of his way to provide a Rolls Royce service’. Chambers director Tom Handley ‘leads the team effectively and efficiently – he is a real mover and shaker with his finger on the pulse’. Offices in: Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

With offices across the Northern and North Eastern circuits, Exchange Chambers has ‘great strength in depth’. With over 160 barristers across three bases, the set provides a ‘wealth of expertise’, particularly in its commercial, personal injury and crime practices. In a testament to chambers’ strength, three members – Simon Medland QC, Amanda Yip QC and Catherine Howells – were appointed to the bench in 2017. Additionally, David Knifton QC took silk and Ian Whitehurst joined from 7 Harrington Street in 2018. ‘The clerks are exceptionally helpful and go the extra mile’; ‘every task and challenge is met with enthusiasm and a smile’. Manchester senior clerk Nick Buckley ‘runs a very tight ship’ and Leeds senior clerk Ian Spencer ‘goes out of his way to provide a Rolls Royce service’. Chambers director Tom Handley ‘leads the team effectively and efficiently – he is a real mover and shaker with his finger on the pulse’. Offices in: Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds

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Regional Bar : Northern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Ian Whitehurst - Exchange ChambersA very shrewd barrister.

Within: Crime

Exchange Chambers’ crime practice has ‘great strength in depth’, housing 40 grade 4 CPS prosecutors in the group. Members have extensive experience in acting for the defence and prosecution in high-profile cases of large-scale drugs conspiracies, sexual abuse, multi-million-pound fraud, people trafficking and murder. In 2018 Ian Whitehurst joined from 7 Harrington Street; Simon Medland QC was appointed to the circuit bench; and Paul Taylor retired.

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