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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


Members of the New Park Court Chambers’ Chancery team have expertise and experience in many aspects of chancery work including disputes involving the following areas:

Land and Real Property: Contracts for the sale and development of land (including overage) and joint ventures, land registration, adverse possession and title issues, equitable interests in land, including trusts of land, co-ownership and proprietary estoppel, trespass, nuisance and boundary disputes, party walls, mortgages, easements, restrictive and positive covenants, commons and village greens.

Landlord and Tenant: Commercial, residential and agricultural tenancies, interpretation of leases, forfeiture and actions for breach of covenant, statutory regulation of tenancies including business tenancy renewals, leasehold enfranchisement and extension, service charges, common-hold, housing associations, right to buy.

Professional Negligence: Claims against professional advisers, such as accountants, auditors, actuaries, lawyers, surveyors, architects, engineers, QSs, insurance brokers, banks, in relation to negligence arising out of any aspect of chancery, commercial land/real property or construction work.

Partnerships: Partnerships of all kinds including limited partnerships and LLPs. Formation of partnerships and the appointment, retirement and removal of partners, drafting and interpretation of partnership agreements, partnership disputes, including those relating to partnership assets and actions for an account and dissolution.

Company: All aspects of the life of a corporation from formation to dissolution, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, regulatory requirements, directors’ duties and shareholders’ rights and disputes.

Corporate Insolvency: Contested winding up petitions, applications relating to the conduct of administrations, receiverships, compulsory and voluntary liquidations and voluntary arrangements, disputed proof of debt proceedings, asset recovery proceedings, setting aside transactions, directors’ disqualification proceedings, guarantees and bonds.

Personal Insolvency: Bankruptcy proceedings from service of a statutory demand, presentation of a bankruptcy petition, to the making of a bankruptcy order. Individual voluntary arrangements, the debt relief regime, disputes with trustees in bankruptcy or supervisors of voluntary arrangements, orders for sale of the bankrupt’s home or other property, setting aside transactions, bankruptcy and debt relief restrictions.

Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates: Drafting and interpretation of wills and deeds of variation, intestacy, pre- and post-death inheritance tax planning, challenges to wills, probate actions, removal and substitution of personal representatives, issues arising in the administration of estates, claims for family provision and applications to the court for directions.

Trusts and Settlements: The creation, variation, rectification and termination of trusts, interpretation of trust documentation, challenges to the validity of trusts, administration of trusts, removal of trustees, allegations of breach of trust and tracing against trustees and third parties, trust taxation.

Court of Protection: Applications to the Court of Protection, including for the appointment of a Deputy to manage the affairs of a person lacking capacity, enduring and lasting powers of attorney, statutory wills and gifts, personal welfare applications.

Civil Fraud: Proceedings in the civil courts concerning investment and other frauds, fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy, misappropriation of funds, asset tracing, preservation and recovery. Applications for urgent freezing injunctions and search orders, and also for the appointment of receivers.

Banking: Retail and investment banking, supervision and regulation and banking instruments and products, advising on transactions, advising on disputes arising out of banking transactions, including project, acquisition, asset and property finance as well as securitisation, derivatives and capital markets; often has an international element.

Consumer Credit: The drafting and enforcement of standard-form credit and mortgage agreements, unfair terms and relationships, complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service, regulation of mortgage lending, hire purchase disputes.

Financial Services and Regulation: Disciplinary and regulatory proceedings before a wide range of tribunals and regulatory bodies and challenges to their decisions, investor compensation, drafting and interpretation of documents, advising on financial business, structures and transfers of businesses.

Intellectual Property: Patents, copyright, design rights, trade marks, passing off actions, confidential information and privacy, entertainment and media law and performers’ rights.

Media and Entertainment: Drafting and interpretation of management, recording and production agreements, merchandising rights, copyright disputes, broadcasting, film and theatre, publishing, confidential information and privacy.

Some members of the team also have experience of drafting of clauses in commercial contracts and professional guidance and advice. We also offer expertise in wills and contentious probate and trusts work.

In addition to providing advice, drafting court documentation and representing clients in the High Court, 1996 Act Arbitrations, Tribunals and HM Land Registry Adjudications, some members of the team also have experience of drafting leases, licences, wills, trusts, partnership agreements and other chancery documentation Please speak to the Chancery clerk for further information.