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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

Natalie Wortley 1999

Natalie specialises in criminal law and has a mixed prosecution and defence practice. Her main areas of interest are the proceeds of crime, young offenders and mentally disordered offenders. Natalie joined Northumbria University Law School as a Senior Lecturer in 2005 and teaches criminal law, evidence and advocacy. She continues to practise at the Bar on a part time basis.

Practice

Natalie specialises in criminal law and has a mixed prosecution and defence practice. Her main areas of interest are the proceeds of crime, young offenders and mentally disordered offenders. Natalie joined Northumbria University Law School as a Senior Lecturer in 2005 and teaches criminal law, evidence and advocacy. She continues to practise at the Bar on a part time basis.

Publications and Conference Papers

Conference paper: Reliability as a prerequisite to the admissibility of expert evidence (co-author), Experts, Authority and Law Conference, Hull University, 2009.

Casenote: R v JTB’ [2009]  73 JCL 305.

English Legal System: Directions (co-author) (OUP, Oxford 2009).

Co-authored response to Law Commission consultation on expert evidence on behalf of the Centre for Criminal and Civil Evidence and Procedure, 2009.

Intoxication Defences’ in Smith, Murrell & Rook (eds), Conversion Course Companion for Law (Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow 2008).

Nutcases: Evidence (co-author) (Sweet & Maxwell, London 2007).

Hello Doli… Or is it Goodbye?’ [2007] JMHL 234.

Co-authored response to Home Office consultation on police powers on behalf of the Centre for Criminal and Civil Evidence and Procedure, 2007.

“A singularly delicate relationship”: silence and the waiver of legal professional privilege’ (co-author), [2006] 166 The Criminal Lawyer 2.

Member of panel at Bar Conference plenary session on pro bono work, 2006.

Drafted the Bar Council Law Reform Committee’s response to the DCA consultation on the delegation of powers by justices’ clerks to non legally qualified staff in magistrates’ courts in England and Wales, 2005.