Leeds barrister becomes a Queen’s Counsel

Leeds barrister becomes a Queen’s Counsel

Lisa Linklater from Exchange Chambers in Leeds has been named a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in the new silk appointments announced by the lord chancellor this week.

In total, the Queen has approved the appointment of 101 barristers and solicitors as new QCs in England and Wales. The title of QC is awarded to those who have demonstrated particular skill and expertise in the conduct of advocacy.

Linklater (pictured) specialises in high value, legally and factually complex shareholder and partnership disputes, corporate insolvency and commercial litigation in the business and property courts of the High Court of Justice.

Christopher Barnes, from Exchange Chambers in Liverpool, has also been appointed QC.

Commenting on their appointments, Jonathan I’Anson, chief executive at Exchange Chambers, said: “On behalf of everyone at Exchange I would like to congratulate Lisa and Chris. This recognition is very much deserved and is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication. They should be very proud.”

Bill Braithwaite QC, head of chambers at Exchange, said: “Congratulations to Lisa and Chris. I am delighted for both of them. They are both fantastic barristers and we are very grateful to have them as members of Exchange.”

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