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Head of Chambers: Rodney Ferm
Chambers Director: Helen Craven
Senior Clerks: Neil Terry (Crime) Robin Slade (Civil and Family)
Tenants: 71 (including 7 silks)
THE CHAMBERS Broadway House Chambers has been at the forefront of the legal profession in the North of England for nearly 100 years. You can trust Broadway House to serve you with confidence, professionalism and vigour.
Barristers are often said to be drawn from a narrow, privileged elite, unrepresentative of the communities they serve. At Broadway House Chambers they seek to challenge that stereotype: they are proud of their history but strive to offer a distinctive, innovative approach to the provision of legal services. They pride themselves on their ‘devotion to client care’ and for ‘offering a wide range of specialist talent at all levels’ (Solicitor Feedback). Located in Leeds and Bradford City centres, both bases are situated a mere two minutes’ walk from the cities’ respective Combined Court Centres.
Criminal: Led by Stephen Wood QC and his deputy Abigail Langford, this team consists of prosecution and defence practitioners of every level of experience including 4 QCs. The team regularly appears in high-profile cases in the Crown Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal. Its members are experienced in dealing with homicide, fraud, money laundering offences, regulatory criminal offences and judicial review. Members also have expertise in advising and presenting cases before disciplinary tribunals, parole boards and Mental Health Review Tribunals. The team houses a number of barristers experienced in handling high profile cases relating to serious sexual offences. A number of members are heavily involved in prosecuting and defending in the Rotherham child sexual exploitation enquiry.
Family Law: This team, led by Robert Cole with his deputy, Emily Ward, is 46 members strong and comprises two silks. The team is instructed across the area, but is most notable for its specialism in financial remedy, particularly in cases involving international assets. The team holds the North’s leading matrimonial finance specialists as well as barristers highly experienced in domestic violence, public and private law Children Act litigation. Forced marriage and FGM cases also feature in this team’s caseloads. The team offers the full range of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) should anyone wish to resolve disputes without having to go to court.
Employment: Broadway House Chambers’ employment team provides bespoke advice and representation to a range of clients, from individual and group Claimants to small businesses, public sector bodies and multinational corporations. The team covers the full spectrum of employment issues, from complex whistleblowing and discrimination cases (including equal pay) through to class-action holiday pay/National Minimum Wage/pensions litigation. There is also a focus on TUPE and restrictive covenants, and members advise private and public sector organisations on outsourcing projects and service fragmentation. The team is led by Matthew Rudd (Head of Team) and Adam Willoughby (Deputy Head of Team).
Business, Property and Probate: Led by Rodney Ferm and Jake Ellis, the business, property and probate team specialises in TOLATA & Trusts, Property, Probate & Estates and Inheritance Act claims and combine their broad experience with a deep knowledge base to offer high-quality, effective representation. The team also has a number of specialist practitioners who undertake personal injury, housing and landlord and tenant, professional negligence, inquests, and regulatory claims as well as actions involving the Police and the Police Federation. The barristers regularly appear in civil matters at every stage and at every level of complexity, from providing written advice and drafting pleadings, through to trials and disposal hearings in the County Court and High Court.
Immigration: Broadway House Chambers’ immigration team practices across the UK and its breadth of experience extends from asylum and immigration cases (including business/economic immigration) to cases involving EU law. The team are committed to legal aid work and to representing asylum seekers and others amongst the most vulnerable in society, including children, victims of trafficking, and survivors of domestic abuse. Expertise includes: appellate work at all levels, judicial review, European rights of free movement and the post-Brexit landscape, civil liberties and human rights, British citizenship, constitutional and administrative law and immigration, asylum and nationality.
Sports: Broadway House Chambers’ sports team specialises in contractual and commercial disputes, intellectual property disputes, including image rights, trademark, copyright and passing-off, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, agency disputes, anti-doping proceedings, immigration. Members appear before domestic civil courts and tribunals as well as before specific forums dedicated to particular sports.
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