Exchange Chambers continues to expand in Leeds with arrival of employment and personal injury specialist

20 Nov, 2012

Exchange Chambers has welcomed Ceri Widdett as a new member in Leeds.


Ceri, who was called to the Bar in 1994 joins Exchange Chambers from New Park Court Chambers in Leeds. She has an impressive personal injury and employment practice and is recommended in the latest editions of The Legal 500 (“an extremely skilled, confident and tenacious advocate who keeps a cool head in tribunal”) and Chambers and Partners (“excels in discrimination law”).


Ceri’s extensive employment practice covers discrimination law including sex, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, sexual orientation and discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services.  She also undertakes cases involving stress at work, redundancy, TUPE, victimisation, whistle blowing and restrictive covenants.  Her personal injury practice encompasses stress at work, nervous shock, Highways Act claims, civil actions against the police, assaults, occupiers’ and employers’ liability and road traffic accidents.


Commenting on her decision to join Exchange Chambers in Leeds, Ceri Widdett said:


“This is an exciting time to be joining Exchange Chambers.


“With one of the leading personal injury departments in the country and a fast expanding employment practice, Chambers has an outstanding reputation.”


Said Tom Handley, Director of Chambers at Exchange Chambers:


“We are delighted to welcome Ceri to Chambers.


“With a reputation as a solicitor’s favourite she has built an excellent employment and personal injury practice which can go from strength to strength in the future.”


Exchange Chambers is enjoying a period of fast paced expansion.  Earlier this month, Catherine Knowles, also formerly of New Park Court Chambers joined Chambers’ Leeds set.   Catherine specialises in employment and personal injury work.

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