Exchange Chambers makes triple swoop

North West set Exchange Chambers has hired three new criminal tenants.

The three, all junior barristers, bring the number of tenants at Exchange to 82, including 12 silks.

Mark Ainsworth, a junior of 13 years’ call, comes from Peel Court Chambers in Manchester, where he has worked for the Crown Prosecution Service.

Meanwhile, Louise Whaites joins Exchange from Manchester set Queens Chambers, and Nick Walker is making the move from Chester’s Nicholas Street Chambers.

Exchange Chambers director Tom Handley said the appointments were part of an ongoing expansion strategy.