Exchange Chambers agrees new 10-year lease in Leeds

Exchange Chambers agrees new 10-year lease in Leeds

Exchange Chambers will remain a fixture of the Civic Quarter of Leeds City Centre for another decade after agreeing a new lease.

The full-service barristers’ chambers occupies 7,500 square feet at Oxford House on Oxford Row in the Civic Quarter of Leeds City Centre, close to the courts.

Exchange Chambers opened in Leeds in 2010 and is now an established part of the city’s legal community.

Ian Spencer (pictured), senior clerk at Exchange Chambers, has overseen its progress in Leeds over the last decade.

He said: “We are delighted to agree a new, long term lease in Leeds. Since opening our Leeds chambers in 2010, we’ve developed every aspect of the business. Bringing on board quality barristers across a broad spectrum of practice areas and at varying levels of seniority has been the key to our progress so far.”

“Our Leeds chambers now has over 30 members across all the main practice areas such as crime, personal injury, commercial, insolvency, employment and regulatory. We’ve also branched out into some very specialist areas such as competition law.”

News of its long-term commitment to Leeds follows on from Exchange Chambers agreeing a new 10-year lease in Manchester.

Jonathan I’Anson, chief executive of Exchange Chambers, said: “Agreeing new 10-year leases in both Leeds and Manchester demonstrates our confidence in the future of the regional bar.”

“Moving forward, remote working will become increasingly commonplace at the bar. Our decision to retain the same amount of space factors this in and allows for future growth. All our offices are also equipped with the latest technology platforms required for remote hearings.”

Exchange Chambers has adapted all of its offices in line with government-led coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines to ensure social distancing and hygiene precautions are implemented across all workspaces.

I’Anson said: “Barristers, staff and clients can feel totally safe working or meeting in chambers whenever they feel comfortable to do so.”

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