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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

Nicoleta Alistari 2009

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Nicoleta has been a member of chambers since pupillage.

She has a common law practice. Within crime, Nicoleta has developed her practice for both prosecution and defence. Experience has been gained from prosecuting in the Magistrates and Crown Courts on behalf the CPS, Probation Service and G4S. Nicoleta has achieved a place on the CPS Advocate Panel at level 3.

Nicoleta has also gained valuable experience in defence crime, having a particular interest in cases that involve allegations of police misconduct. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal in appeals against sentence.

Nicoleta has experience of county court hearings at small and fast track levels, drafting pleadings and advising. Her civil and commercial work includes contractual litigation, housing, insolvency/commercial recovery and licensing. She has gained considerable experience in employment and discrimination law and is keen to expand her practice in this area.

Nicoleta has a confident and approachable manner, which sits easy with clients.

Crime

Nicoleta’s criminal practice consists of both defence and prosecution work. Her recent cases include:

• successfully defending a case involving allegations of assault on a police officer;

• successfully defending against allegations of harassment and opposed the Crown’s application for a restraining order upon acquittal;

• prosecuting appeals against conviction and sentence in the Crown Court;

• prosecuting in cases involving complex disclosure issues including public interest immunity matters;

• appearing in a case involving allegations of assault, which required the examination of child witnesses;

• securing an acquittal in a case involving allegations of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Employment

Before coming to the Bar, Nicoleta gained experience in the employment field by working in a solicitors’ firm. She represents both employers and employees and has a particular interest in discrimination law. Nicoleta has been instructed to appear in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Her experience covers many areas of employment law including:

• Discrimination law – Nicoleta has successfully represented claimants in cases involving allegations of direct sex and disability discrimination. She successfully defended claims of failure to make reasonable adjustments for employees on long-term sick leave.

• Unfair and wrongful dismissal – Nicoleta regularly has appeared for both claimants and respondents in cases raising misconduct and capability issues. She has successfully defended allegations of constructive dismissal.

• TUPE – Nicoleta has recently advised in cases involving the transfer of undertakings where the transferor was subject to administration proceedings at the time of the transfer.

• Whistleblowing and victimisation – She has been instructed in cases involving protected disclosures made by employees working the care industry.

Housing

Nicoleta has experience in repossession work, mainly for landlords where the tenancies are assured or assured short hold tenancies. She has also dealt with possession orders and the setting aside of warrants of possession on the grounds of abuse of process.  She has acted for landlords and tenants in contested possession claims.  She has also represented landlords in commercial lettings disputes.

Personal Injury

Nicoleta appears for both claimants and defendants. Her PI practice comprises of small and fast track RTA claims including credit hire cases, claims involving allegations of fraud. She has also been instructed to act in appeals to the county court. Nicoleta undertakes written advisory work on liability and quantum and drafts pleadings. Recently she has

• successfully appeared on behalf of a claimant in a road traffic accident in which the defendant had raised allegations of fraud;

• succeeded in arguing that a hire agreement was unenforceable due to the failure by the hire company to serve a cancellation notice within the meaning of the Cancellation of Contracts Made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008.

succeeded in an application to set aside a default judgment a year after it had been entered.

Insolvency/Commercial Recovery

Nicoleta regularly appears on behalf of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy petition hearings. She also appears in winding up petitions and is instructed in commercial recovery cases involving charging orders and orders for sale. Nicoleta has experience in insolvency reviews and appeals in insolvency proceedings.