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”.
Mark Robinson was called to the Bar in 2005 after completing the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Northumbria. Mark then worked as a self-employed advocate in courts around the North East dealing with a range of matters in the Civil Court. In 2011 Mark took an employed role in the legal services department at Scarborough Borough Council and in the same year also qualified as a solicitor. In 2014 Mark completed pupillage in Chambers under the supervision of Chris Smith, before returning to Scarborough Council, from where he had been released on secondment, to act as in-house Counsel for a period of three years. Mark became a tenant in Chambers in February 2018.
2001 – 2004 University of Teesside LLB (Hons)
2004 – 2005 University of Northumbria – LLM (Advanced Legal Practice)
2004 – 2005 University of Northumbria – Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent
2004 – University of Teesside – Sweet and Maxwell Prize
Crime and Regulatory Crime
During pupillage Mark assisted his Pupil Master with a number of matters in the Crown Court, including the successful prosecution of a number of defendants involved in sham marriages and the successful prosecution of a multi-defendant banking fraud matter. The latter involved a hearing in the Court of Appeal arising out of a half-time decision, which was successfully overturned.
Mark currently prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates Court and the Youth Court on matters of violence, public order, regulatory matters and road traffic offences. During his time in employment at Scarborough Borough Council, Mark regularly appeared in prosecution proceedings arising out of all regulatory matters including health and safety, food hygiene, planning enforcement and licensing.
Whilst at Scarborough Borough Council Mark also represented several National Park clients on a number of Planning Enforcement matters including unlawful alterations to listed buildings, unlawful use of land and the unlawful development of unauthorised buildings. This is an area in which Mark holds a particular interest.
Mark regularly appears in the Civil Courts as a trial advocate on behalf of Claimants and Defendants in a range of matters including contractual disputes and road traffic matters. During his time in regulatory practice, Mark also appeared in the County Court on behalf of the Council in debt recovery and insolvency proceedings and for Registered Social Landlord Clients on a range of housing matters, including repossessions and disrepair claims.
Mark has also observed members of Chambers in the High Court dealing with significant, high value maritime related matters and high value contractual and commercial disputes.
As in-house Counsel at Scarborough Borough Council, Mark regularly acted as committee legal advisor to the Licensing Committee and sub-committees, Planning and Development Committee and HR committees. Mark also has extensive experience of dealing with Freedom of Information Act requests and local authority Standards Investigations.