Broadway House Chambers expands with 11-strong set

Leeds- and Bradford-based Broadway House Chambers has welcomed 11 experienced barristers, with 10 arriving from Zenith Chambers.

The bulk of barristers joining from Zenith Chambers practise in family law. They are Anthony Hajimitsis, Roger Bickerdike, Aelred Hookway, Guy Swiffen, Dornier Whittaker, Gerald Browne, Jayne Pye, John Myers and Stuart Martin.

Robert Cole, head of the family law team at Broadway House Chambers, said: “Broadway House Chambers is excited that our top ranked family team is to be enhanced by these nine new members. This will endorse us as the leading ‘go-to’ chambers across the full range of family law. I believe that we have the leading lights in this field and a great strength in financial remedy, private children and public law, offering an excellence and quality of knowledge and service.”

Head of chambers Rodney Ferm said of the family team additions: “We welcome the addition of these nine well-known front rank family barristers to our already strong Broadway House Chambers family law team. We are blessed to have an incredibly talented group of financial remedy and children law practitioners who are well-known in the North of England and far beyond.”

Jo Shepherd, also arriving from Zenith Chambers, as well as Paul Canfield, joining from the Crown Prosecution Service, join the criminal team at Broadway House Chambers.

Stephen Wood, head of the Broadway House Chambers criminal team, who has recently been appointed as Queen’s Counsel, said: “Jo Shepherd is a highly experienced and respected Crown Court advocate with a substantial practice east and west of the Pennines. Jo will undoubtedly be a great addition to Broadway House Chambers and will be a valuable asset to the criminal team.”

Senior criminal clerk Neil Terry said:” We are so pleased that Paul Canfield has joined our criminal team. With his extensive experience working as a firearms officer with the police and having done his pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service, he comes to us with experience that belies his year of call.”