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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

Christopher Rose 1999

Christopher Rose 1999

Christopher Rose

Called – 1999


Christopher Rose specialises in cases involving criminal or professional misconduct.  He is an experienced trial advocate, representing individuals before criminal courts and regulatory tribunals.

His criminal practice regularly involves allegations of serious organised crime or financial wrong doing.  He is a Panel 4 prosecutor for the CPS and is accredited to prosecute cases of Rape and Serious Sexual Offending.

His professional disciplinary work includes representing health practitioners at disciplinary hearings and coroner’s inquests.  He prosecutes on behalf of the GMC and regularly appears on behalf of Registrants before the NMC and the HCPC.  Christopher also represents police officers accused of misconduct, as well as acting as an independent legal advisor for police disciplinary panels.

Although practising primarily out of Leeds and Newcastle, he appears in courts and disciplinary tribunals across the country.

Christopher is an experienced legal trainer and provides training on a range of legal issues.

Notable Cases:

R v D and others (Op. Schoomaker) (2015) Teesside Crown Court – prosecution junior in on-going ten-handed prosecution for supplying class A drugs.

R v Hanks and others (Op. Cobweb 2) (2014) Teesside Crown Court – prosecution junior in second phase of multi-handed prosecution for supplying class A drugs on an industrial scale and money laundering.

R v J & L (2014) Newcastle Crown Court – prosecution of parents for neglect, resulting from death of 4-month-old child.

R v D and others (Op. Aristotle) (2014) Newcastle Crown Court – multi-handed prosecution for fraud involving vulnerable or elderly victims.

R v Crombie and others (Op. Cobweb 1) (2013) Teesside Crown Court – prosecution junior in 25-handed prosecution for large-scale class A drug supply.

R v Evans and others (Op. Broadway) (2013) Newcastle Crown Court – representing one of ten defendants accused of a high value conspiracy to steal car parts from Nissan.

R v G & M (2013) North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court – representing two official receivers in a private prosecution for fraud – the prosecution was stayed on the grounds that it was vexatious.

R v Sayers and others (Op. Nacho) (2011) Newcastle Crown Court – representing one of 60 defendants charged with conspiracy to commit fraud as a result of a major motor insurance fraud.

R v Zamzam and others (Op. Tahoe) (2011) Durham Crown Court – prosecution of three defendants accused of money laundering offences arising out of a cheque-cycle fraud.

R v Phan (2008) Teesside Crown Court – defending the ring-leader of a major cannabis farming conspiracy in Teesside, including representation in the Court of Appeal.

R v Brown (2004) Bradford Crown Court – led by James Goss QC in the defence of a man charged with multiple rapes and sexual offences against family members, including minors, in a seven-handed historic child abuse prosecution.


Christopher was called to the Bar in 1999 and completed a pupillage in London before returning to the North East.  Between 2010 and 2014 he was a member of the Bar Council, his profession’s governing body.

Formerly a Senior Lecturer within the Law School at Northumbria University, he retains a keen interest in legal education and served as a chief examiner for the Bar Standards Board.  He continues to write for academic journals, including the Journal of Criminal Law and Covert Policing Review, and between 2010 and 2014 was a co-editor of Jordan’s Magistrates’ Courts Criminal Practice.

Christopher provides training in areas of law.  He has provided a number of bespoke courses to a range of government agencies, including the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Sussex Police Force, as well as seminars to firms of solicitors.