Exchange Chambers experiences turnover growth

Leeds-based Exchange Chambers has achieved record turnover of £33.1 million for the 2018/2019 financial year.

The record turnover was 7.5% higher than last year’s £30.8 million. The chambers has now set its sights on further expansion in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

Exchange is also launching a pupillage academy with one of the largest ever annual intakes of pupils.

The chambers will take on six pupils in September 2020, covering crime, commercial and common law. In recent years, it has recruited three pupils every year.

Tom Handley (pictured), chief executive officer of Exchange, said: “It has been a very positive twelve months with all our departments performing strongly. The multi-disciplinary nature of our Leeds Chambers is driving high quality instructions across the board. We are continuing to build our client base across the North Eastern circuit.”

Bill Braithwaite QC, head of Exchange, commented: “Exchange Chambers’s strong financial performance positions us well for future expansion.”

“The launch of a pupillage academy—in effect, a national centre of excellence for aspiring barristers—marks our commitment to the next generation of talent.”