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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

Commercial and Construction Dispute Resolution

New Park Court Chambers’ Commercial team comprises barristers of varying seniority ranging from over 20 years’ call to those of very recent call. Chambers is ‘well regarded at both the junior and senior ends’ (Legal 500, 2015).  Members of the team have experience in all areas of technology, construction commercial and mercantile law.Chambers is proud that it was instructed in the first case ever issued out of the Mercantile Court in Leeds. Members’ areas of expertise include:

Full range of applications before the High Court including the Technology & Construction Court, Mercantile Court and the Chancery Division eg applications for summary judgment, interim payments, security for costs, interim and anti suit injunctions.

Claims involving vitiating factors e.g. Misrepresentation, Mistake, Economic Duress etc

Construction Contracts and Subcontracts (JCT, ICE, FIDIC, NEC) & Disputes (including Adjudications) : breach of contract claims concerning: (i) the defective quality of buildings and dwellings (design and construction including the wider conveyancing and consumer law dimensions) and product liability; (ii) time – for delay and ⁄ or disruption and/or acceleration to progress and liquidated/delay damages claims, and (iii) money claims for direct loss and ⁄ or expense, damages, and final account ⁄ variations claims.(iv) Insurance claims under contracts and claims against warranty providers e.g. the NHBC and NHBC Building Control Services Limited (on behalf of both householders and registered contractors); (v) Insolvency claims involving works unpaid for and plant and material stored on or off site, retention of title claims and defences and and claims under construction bonds,; (vi) Advising in relation to the interpretation of most standard forms of domestic and international construction contracts and subcontracts including substantive and procedural aspects whether in relation to termination, determination and repudiatory breaches and measure of loss. (vii) Resisting and enforcing arbitration claims (domestic & international) – see below.

Insurance Contracts (including defective dwellings and the NHBC policy)

Sale and Supply of Goods and/or Services

Contractual disputes e.g. arising under Share Purchase and Shareholder Agreements, Joint Ventures and Consortium Agreements, Factoring contracts, Franchise Agreements, Contracts for the carriage of goods by land, sea and air, oil & gas, energy and utilities contracts, and domestic and international Trade & Commodity agreements Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 and UTCA 1977 (as amended),

Domestic & International Arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA , DIAC, etc (e.g. Construction, Property, JVs, Commodities, Energy & Insurance) and CPR arbitration claims (eg Enforcement & Challenges) under the Arbitration Act 1996.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (e.g. Adjudication, Conciliation & Mediation)

Conflict of laws

Members of the team are commercially minded advocates, with some having had experience of running commercial enterprises themselves. We understand that clients have demands on their time and, in many cases, a clear view of what they want out of a dispute. We aim to deliver clear and appropriate advice to clients, inform them of what is possible and what is probable – often different things – and work with them to obtain a commercially satisfactory result.