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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

Neil Jones 1978

Gray’s Inn

Senior criminal practitioner and specialist in court martial trial.  Senior managing prosecutor responsible for the professional development of 37 service prosecutors and for the conduct of service appellate proceedings.  Background in employment law and advising the Services at Board level and for the conduct of oral hearings at this level.  Extensive prosecutions experience at all levels of gravity.

  • Established criminal advocate in the Service Courts setting
  • Employment law expertise and adviser at Army and Navy Board level
  • International and humanitarian law adviser in Ministry of Defence
  • Current President of Westbury selection process for lawyers entering the Army

Settled key indictments in high profile cases, e.g. Baha Mousa.

Co-architect of the superintending rôle of the Attorney General in Service prosecution decisions.

Voluntary applicant for redundancy from the post of Deputy Director Service Prosecutions.  Due release from Service December 2013.  Responsible for directing and managing a team of tri-service lawyers, both solicitors and barristers, in the preparation and conduct of all Service prosecutions.

Frequent appearances for the Crown at first instance in the most serious court martial trials, with extensive experience in criminal evidence and procedure.  Cases of the utmost gravity including rape, manslaughter and attempted murder conducted as senior prosecutor.

Management responsibility for the legal training and professional development of thirty Service lawyers.

CPS Level 2 prosecutor.

Languages:     English, French and German