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Welcome to

New Park Court Chambers

"Regarded as ‘one of the most prominent sets for crime in the North of England’."
- Legal 500 2015

Private Client

"Clients 'would strongly recommend New Park Court Chambers to anyone looking for a strong criminal or regulatory lawyer'."
- Chambers and Partners 2016

Andrew Espley 1993

Called – 1993 – Gray’s Inn

Appointments and memberships:

Appointed CPS Grade 4 prosecutor.  RASSO list.  Appointment to both lists recently renewed.

Immediate past Senior of the Kent Bar Mess

Committee Member since 2006

Member: South Eastern Circuit, Central London Bar Mess, Central Criminal Court Bar Mess

Approved Pupil Supervisor since 2002

Recent cases:


R v W – CPS historic child rape

R v O – defence sexual assault

R v Rioch –  CPS drugs supply

R v Brugmans  - defence sentence.  D caught on yacht with 1,237 kilos of cocaine

R v Bristow – CPS attempted murder

R v Knight and others – defence murder (led by Richard Barraclough QC)

R v L  - CPS sexual abuse of daughters by father

R v Marchant and others – defence s 18 (retrial)

R v Taylor – CPS attempted murder (defendant agreed to be not guilty by reason of insanity)

R v G – CPS teacher grooming pupil

R v S – CPS rape of 12 year old neighbour

R v Cowan – defence of girl sending hate tweets to  Denise Fergus (Bulger) online

R v Thayaparan – CPS facilitation of illegal entry

R v Tran CPS – cannabis cultivation.  Defence under s 45 Modern Slavery Act 2015.  Issues of trafficking


R v Masters and Smith – CPS conspiracy to export cocaine

R v B – defence rape

R v M – CPS sexual assault after D broke into v’s house

R v Dekker – defence importation of £6m class A drugs

R v M – CPS unusual grooming case

R v Pazera and 6 others – CPS car ringing conspiracy

R v Dunn – defence attempted murder.  D cut throat of man met on “Grindr.”

R v Ozkaya – defence possession firearms

R v Osborne – defence of historic attempted rape of 4 year old.  Recovered memory issues.

R v Marchant – defence multi-handed s 18

R v Aldwead – CPS arson

R v C – CPS rape

R v Davenport and others – CPS conspiracy to steal ATMs

R v M – CPS stranger rape (rumoured to be the fastest ever such case from offence to sentence

R v D – CPS rape by soldier on Cyprus 5 years earlier


R v Green and others  - CPS attempted murder by shooting.

R v van der Watt – defence racially aggravated s 18

R v Musgrave and Quinnell - CPS attempted murder

R v H – CPS child rape

R v B – CPS D commissioned the rape of her former boss over an internet sex chatroom

R v Mosely – defence large scale credit card fraud by champion motorcyclist

R v Shuttleworth – defence s 18

R v B – CPS child rape

R v Petric – defence importation Class A drugs


1st six: 5 Paper Buildings, Chambers of Brian Higgs QC.  Pupil Master HHJ Robin Johnson 1993 – 1994

2nd six: Bridewell Chambers, Chambers of Colin Challenger.   Pupil Master HHJ Laurie QC 1994 – 1995

3rd six: 3 Raymond Buildings, Chambers of Clive Nicholls QC.  Pupil Master Crispin Aylett QC 1995 – 1997


Mitre Court Chambers – merged with 5 King’s Bench Walk, Chambers of Brian Higgs QC 1997 – 2006

6 Pump Court, Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC 2006 – 2016.

New Park Court Chambers 2016 to date.