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Head of Chambers: Bill Braithwaite QC
Clerks: Kate Masher, Denise Sheen, Suzanne Dutch, Graeme Hipkiss, Rachel Williams, Sarah Rotherham, Ben Kierman
Chief Executive: Tom Handley
Chambers Director: Jonathan I’Anson
Practice Manager: Neil Wright
Tenants: 169

THE CHAMBERS Exchange Chambers is an award-winning, full service set of barristers’ chambers in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. It is one of the largest and most well-resourced Chambers in England and Wales which allows it to provide strength in depth and an unparalleled level of service and cover. Consistently recognised as a leading national set, Exchange Chambers develops strong relationships with clients to ensure that its members understand their requirements and deliver outstanding service.

WORK UNDERTAKEN The set has a proven track record in all major areas of law comprising 171 barristers, including 16 silks.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Chambers covers all forms of ADR including arbitration, adjudication, dispute resolution boards, expert determination, early neutral evaluation and mediation across all practice areas. Chambers has 30 trained mediators.

Commercial: The set is widely acclaimed for its complete range of commercial services including insolvency, professional negligence, commercial fraud, property, shareholder, company and partnership disputes, banking, construction and planning. The set also has expertise in a number of niche areas including competition, intellectual property and tax.

Crime: Comprising 84 members, including seven silks, the criminal team is one of the largest, most successful teams in the UK. 40 members are Category four Prosecutors. The team provides representation at all stages of a case, including pre-charge, trial and appeal. We have extensive experience in fraud and financial crime, and cover niche areas such as cybercrime and data protection.

Employment: The team covers the full range of employment work. Its members are regularly instructed by large private sector employment and public sector organisations such as NHS trusts and local authorities.

Family: The team is highly experienced in all matters of family law, with a particular strength in financial remedy and matrimonial finance cases.

Inquests & Inquiries: Chambers has a strong reputation in this area. Our barristers have been involved in some of the largest public inquiries in the UK. The team has a particular unrivalled depth of experience in relation to the healthcare sector. Three members of Chambers sit as Assistant Deputy Coroners.

Local Government & Social Housing: This specialist department is independently acclaimed as ‘first class’ and boasts an enviable record advising and representing local authorities and social housing providers across the country on the full range of issues faced by such organisations. Members of the department frequently advise and appear in high profile and test case litigation before local courts as well as the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The team works alongside other specialist departments within Chambers where appropriate to ensure that they provide the very highest standards of service to Chambers’ substantial client base.

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence: The extensive team handles claimant / defendant personal injury, clinical negligence and industrial disease work. Members have an exceptional reputation handling high value cases involving catastrophic injuries. There are also a number of barristers who deal with niche matters such as military claims, claims for amputees and complex pain disorders.

Public Law & Judicial Review: Exchange Chambers has a strong team spanning the full range of specialist areas within Chambers including education, human rights, housing, local government, immigration, licensing, community care and mental health.

Regulatory: Chambers has dedicated teams providing specialist advice and representation across a range of regulatory fields including environmental regulation, health and safety, healthcare, professional discipline, police law and inquests.


Bill Braithwaite QC (1970) (QC-1992)

Anthony Elleray QC (1977) (QC-1993)

Gerard Martin QC (1978) (QC-2000) +

Mark Cawson QC (1982) (QC-2001)

John Richard Jones QC (1981) (QC-2002) +

Gordon Cole QC (1979) (QC-2006)

Tania Griffiths QC (1982) (QC-2006) +

William Waldron QC (1986) (QC-2006) +

Stephen Meadowcroft QC (1973) (QC-2007)

Benjamin Myers QC (1994) (QC-2014)

Christopher Tehrani QC (1990) (QC-2004)

Nick Johnson QC (1994) (QC-2016)

Dr Simon Fox QC (1994) (QC-2016)

David Mohyuddin QC (1999) (QC-2016)

Louis Browne QC (1988) (QC–2017)

David Knifton QC (1986) (QC–2018) +

Michael Scholes (1996)

Simon Earlam (1975) +

Eric Lamb (1975) +

Judith Fordham (1991)

Dr. Digby Jess (1978)

Anthony Goff (1978)

Ian Harris (1990) +

Paul Kirtley (1982) +

Karen Gregory (1985)

Roger Hillman (1983)

Neil Cadwallader (1984) +

Wayne Jackson (1984)

Paul Taylor (1985)

Paul Clark (1994)

William Hanbury (1985)

Guy Vickers (1986)

Mark Mulrooney (1988)

Greg Plunkett (2013)

Rebecca Clark (1989)

Michael Wood (1989)

Simon Vaughan (1989)

Mark Rhind (1989) +

Christopher Stables (1990)

Julie Case (1990)

Christopher Cook (1990)

Paul Johnson (2006)

Michael Lavery (1990)

David Potter (1990) +

Jason MacAdam (1990) +

Robert Golinski (1990)

David Toal (1990)

Steven Swift (1991)

Anya Horwood (1991)

Timothy Evans (1992)

Giles Maynard-Connor (1992)

Fiona McNeil (1992)

Stephen Connolly (2003)

Rachael Woods (1992)

Mark Ainsworth (1992) +

Dr. Kevin Naylor (1992)

Oliver Jarvis (1992)

Amanda Johnson (1992)

John Wyn Williams (1992)

Charlotte Kenny (1993)

Robert Dudley (1993)

Robert Wyn Jones (1993)

Alaric Bassano (1993)

Andrew Jebb (1993)

Sarah Barlow (1993)

Kim Whittlestone (1994)

Damian Nolan (1994)

Richard Littler (1994)

Ceri Widdett (1994)

Andrew Williams (1994)

Sean Smith (1994)

Ian Whitehurst (1994)

Michael Maher (1995)

Lisa Linklater (1995)

Mark Smith (1995)

Claire Gourley (1996)

Scott Redpath (1996)

Jayne Acton (1996)

Sheren Guirguis (1996)

Andrew Smith (1996)

Imran Shafi (1996)

Ashley Serr (1996)

Lawrence McDonald (1996)

Steven Fennell (2014)

Pankaj Madan (1997)

Kevin Slack (1997)

Adrian Farrow (1997)

Mark Stephenson (1997)

Jonathan French (1997)

Jon Close (1997)

David Fearon (2013)

Paul Burns (1998)

Katharine Titchmarsh (1998)

Nicholas Walker (1998)

Siân Jones (1998)

David Bentley (1998)

David Went (1998)

Nigel Edwards (1999)

Daniel Travers (1999)

Christopher Barnes (1999)

Martine Snowdon (2000)

Jonathan Rogers (2000)

Andrew Vinson (2000)

Andrew Ward (2000)

Nicola Daley (2000)

Joshua Shields (2000)

David Temkin (2000) +

Stephen Grattage (2000)

Mark Kellet (2000)

Andy Scott (2000)

Philip Tully (2000)

Laura Jane Gooding (2001)

James Malam (2002)

Paul Hodgkinson (2002)

Caroline Gee (2003)

Charlotte Atherton (2003)

Christian Taylor (2003)

Stephen McNally (2003)

Sarah Johnston (2004) +

Sara Sutherland (2004)

Andrew Petterson (2004)

George Rowell (2004)

Emma Bennett (2004)

Catherine Knowles (2004)

Alex Menary (2004)

Daniel Prowse (2004)

Jane Greenhalgh (2004)

Andrew Wastall (2005)

Kerron Rohrer (2005)

Suzie Kitzing (2005)

Chloe Fordham (2005)

Carly Sandbach (2006)

Chris Gutteridge (2006)

Richard Tetlow (2006)

David Birrell (2006)

Alfred Weiss (2006)

Julian Goode (2006)

Natalia Cornwall (2007)

Gareth Shires (2007)

Jonathan Lowe (2008)

Victoria Smith-Swain (2008)

Brynmor Adams (2008)

Simon Whitfield (2009)

Lee Speakman (2009)

Huw Edwards (2009)

Stella Hayden (2009)

Ian Tucker (2010)

Christopher Allen (2012)

John Waiting (2010)

Stuart McCracken (2010)

Lisa Feng (2011)

Sarah Griffin (2011)

Kyra Badman (2011)

Simon Lewis (2012)

Richard Wilcock (2012)

Peter Dixon (2013)

Holly Betke (2013)

Fiona Clancy (2013)

Ray Smith (2013)

Julian King (2013)

David Williams (2014)

Anja Lansbergen (2014)

Alex G. Williams (2014)

David McCormick (2014)

Peter Killen (2015)

Rachel Webster (2016)

Hedley Neild (2016)

Chris Richards (2016)

Tom Clarke (2016)

John Charles Rees QC (1972) (QC-1991) *

Cairns Nelson QC (1987) (QC-2010) *

Neil Hawes QC (1989) (QC-2010) *

Robert O’Sullivan QC (1988) (QC-2002) *

Eleanor Laws QC (1996) (QC-2011) *

Philip Marshall QC (1980) (QC-2012) *

Anthony Metzer QC (1987) (QC-2013) *

Rupert Bowers QC (1995) (QC-2015) *

Damian Garrido QC (1993) (2015)* +

Edward Cousins (1971) *

Alun James (1986) *

Andrew Maguire (1988) *

Alison Graham Wells (1992) *

David Tyack (1994) *

Anthony Eyers (1994) *

Frida Hussain (1995) *

Adam Chichester-Clark (2000) *

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