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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

Court of Protection

Court of Protection cases throw up a variety of issues relating to the protection of vulnerable adults. The members of New Park Court Chambers’ civil and family teams have the skill set to be able to deal with these cases, born from many years’ experience in the fields of personal injury, family, contentious probate and public law.

The basis of any Court of Protection case is an understanding of the relationship between the competing parties, of what each party hopes to gain and what the party lacking capacity wants and what, objectively, is in the best interest of the party lacking capacity. Few cases come to a hearing in the end but for those that do, Counsel with an appreciation of Court of Protection procedures, where there is a slightly less formal atmosphere than other tribunals, can be at an advantage in persuading the Court of the validity of his case.

Members of New Park Court Chambers’ team have dealt with cases involving:

Bona vacantia claims

Charitable bequests

Joint tenancies/tenancies in common – disputes between family members

Fraud and forgery relating to assets and wills

Undue influence relating to wills

Testamentary capacity

Proprietary estoppel

Treatment of young adults after expiry of wardship orders

Deprivation of liberty

We have represented local authorities, the person lacking capacity and other family members.

If you would like further information, please contact our Senior Civil Clerk, Janet Jackson.