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Liverpool set Exchange Chambers is taking on the eight barristers leaving St James's Chambers in Manchester.
The team, led by Anthony Elleray QC, was revealed to be leaving last week (The Lawyer, 12 February). It will now join Exchange Chambers' Manchester annexe. The group boosts the commercial and chancery team in the set to 19, three of whom are silks. Elleray joins Edward Bartley Jones QC and Bernard Weatherill QC in the department.
The departure leaves St James's with 18 barristers, including five who are almost entirely devoted to chancery work. Head of chambers Robert Sterling says: "We are close to announcing a number of new appointments to chambers and are looking to grow further. The ability of St James's Chambers to continue to offer a full range of advocacy and specialist advocacy in all spheres of chancery, commercial and common law is undiminished."