Exchange Chambers adds to Leeds office

North West set Exchange Chambers has added three members and a senior clerk to its nascent Leeds office.

The set announced its intention to open in the city in July (The Lawyer, 19 July) with the specific intention of picking up instructions from regional firms. Civil barrister Paul Kirtley, who was called in 1982, joins from Park Court Chambers, while Bruce Walker, who was called in 1994, and Jonathan French, who was called in 1997, join from Leeds set Chancery House Chambers.

Senior clerk Ian Spencer will join as senior clerk from 37 Park Square Chambers. Exchange opened in the city with two barristers, Nick Johnson and Bill Hanbury.