Our specialist practitioners are among the highest-rated on the North Eastern Circuit, while they have represented in major and high-profile cases at all levels, including Tribunals, County Courts, Crown Courts, and all divisions of the High Court. Many of our members are highly recommended by client guides such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners – just a brief glance at each of our barristers gives some insight into the authority, experience and depth of expertise they can deliver in their field. Select a practice area below to find out more.
"Among the leading sets on circuit for crime". Our team has "expertise in homicide, fraud and serious sexual offence cases, among other areas".
Our skilled barristers are noted for their skill and authority in providing the efficient and value-added service, having gained an impressive amount of case, court and mediation experience. At the same time, they are only too aware of the complexities and sensitive issues surrounding certain aspects of Private Client law, so they are well versed in applying discretion and know-how in order to offer first-rate advocacy. Select a practice area below to find out more.
Our Civil team is noted to maintain “a solid personal injury and clinical negligence practice”
For Commercial, Banking and Insolvency, “A number of New Park Court Chambers’ practitioners have commercial, insolvency and Chancery expertise in cases involving contractual disputes, sale of goods, corporate and personal insolvency, and contested probate”. We are also “recommended for ADR”.
Family expertise in public law children cases, international relocation work, financial remedy disputes and the Hague Convention”. “A number of practitioners also specialise in cases involving trusts of land and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.”
Our members can deservedly lay claim to having conducted major case work dealing in hearings and inquiries involving Health & Safety legislation, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, as well as Workplace Injuries, Unfair & Wrongful Dismissals, Redundancy and Contract Law. Whatever your business needs or objectives, New Park Court Chambers are ready to listen to you and utilise our capabilities to help you achieve the best possible legal outcome. Select a practice area below to find out more.
Our Health and Safety practitioners have prosecution and defence experience, and are “recommended for inquests linked to HSE investigations”.
“Recommended for environmental law”.
In Employment, we are “respected for its broad employment expertise in areas such as redundancy and discrimination. Practitioners also mediate, where appropriate”.
Jeremy Barton joined Chambers in 2015, having previously been a tenant at 2 King’s Bench Walk chambers in London. Having built up a successful practice both defending and prosecuting, Jeremy has obtained vast experience across a range of criminal offences and has earned a reputation for successfully managing both difficult and challenging defendants. He frequently represents defendants facing the most serious criminal charges including rape and matters of violence.
Jeremy has particular experience of matters covering fraud and white collar crime. He has been involved in a number of high value MTIC/Carousel frauds, predominantly defending and has a sound knowledge in this area of work. He has a solid working knowledge of mobile technology/cell site analysis and often successfully defends cases by undermining expert evidence on the subject.
Jeremy also operates a busy regulatory and civil practice which covers three distinct areas. Those areas are police discipline, medical misconduct, asset recovery and finance.
Jeremy has successfully appeared at every level of misconduct hearing concerning all appeal processes including Judicial Review. Most notably, Jeremy represented Sergeant Mark Andrews, a custody sergeant through every stage of his case lasting four years. Sergeant Mark Andrews was originally charged with causing actual bodily harm against a female detainee in his custody.
The incident was captured on CCTV and showed the officer dragging the female through the custody suite where it appeared as though the officer then threw the female to the floor in her cell, witnessed by a female police officer and a Doctor. The defence required the services of several experts and careful reconstruction of the incident in order to show the true nature of what actually happened. The cross examination of those who claimed to observe the incident was crucial.
After successfully overturning the criminal conviction (before Mr Justice Bean on appeal at Oxford Crown Court), the officer then faced misconduct proceedings at Swindon Police Headquarters. After finding misconduct proven, the officer was dismissed from the force. That finding was then taken successfully to the Police Appeals Tribunal where the previous decision was overturned and the officer reinstated.
This however was not the end of the matter. The then Chief Constable of Wiltshire sought to Judicially Review the decision of the Police Appeals Tribunal at the High Court on the basis that the decision to overturn the original panel’s decision was unreasonable. That application was also successfully defended and the officer returned to the force at the same rank as Sergeant.
This high profile matter which received national coverage involved assessing a great deal of expert evidence and careful cross examination of a particularly emotional and difficult complainant. (For more information on this case, please click on the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-16007845 or see YouTube for relevant footage.)
Jeremy is an approved advocate through the Medical Defence Union and can receive instructions at Interim Order Panel Hearings and Misconduct Hearings before the General Medical Council and General Chiropractic Council. Jeremy has successfully represented medical professionals facing misconduct allegations (including criminal charges) concerning possession of indecent images, inappropriate examination of patients and sexual assault of colleagues whilst in the workplace. He also has experience and knowledge of basic medical procedures which has assisted him in relation to defending allegations of failing to act in the patient’s best interests.
Jeremy also appears on behalf of the medical profession attending at Coroner’s inquests, often on behalf of General Practitioners and other medical professionals. He has experience covering a wide range of matters including domestic homicide and systemic failure within the NHS Trust where article 2 is engaged. Jeremy has achieved a reputation for dealing with these cases in a sensitive yet robust manner, always appreciating the possible wider implications on the medical professionals involved following a narrative verdict.
Jeremy is accredited to accept instructions through BAR direct access and takes great pride in delivering a first class down to earth service to both his professional and lay clients. His tenacity to obtain the best results in the most difficult cases combined with a passion for advocacy is what motivates Jeremy.
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