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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

Health & Safety

Chambers offers an exclusive team dedicated to Health and Safety law.

We have members who prosecute on behalf of the HSE, having been nominated by the Attorney General, as well as those specialise in defence work.

Members have experience in all manner of breaches of HSE regulations including incorrect storage of dangerous substances, advising in relation to environmental offending, industrial accidents and fatalities in the workplace.

Our members understand the financial pressures on businesses and are able to provide advice and advocacy at competitive rates when instructed in Health and Safety cases.

  • Robert Smith QC 1971 (QC 1986)
  • Robert Smith QC 1971 (QC 1986)

    1971 – Called to the Bar 1986 – appointed Queen’s Counsel 1989 – 1992 – Member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 1982 – 2008 – Recorder of the Crown Court 1994 – 2008  Deputy Judge of the High Court [Queen’s Bench Division and Chancery Division] Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple 2011 […]

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC 1983 (QC 2000)
  • Alistair MacDonald QC 1983 (QC 2000)

    Appointments 2015 – Chairman of the Bar Council 2014 – Vice Chairman of the Bar Council 2012 Leader of the North-Eastern Circuit 2011 Joint Head of Chambers, 16 Park Place, Leeds 2008 Serious Fraud Office Panel 2007-2012 Director of Continuing Education North-Eastern Circuit 2007 Master of the Bench Gray’s Inn 2000 QC 1996 Serious sexual […]

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  • Simon Jackson QC 1982 (QC 2003)
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    Recorder 2005 Specialist Areas of Practice: Regulatory, Professional Discipline [GMC] & Inquests BACKGROUND MATERIAL RE: OTHER REGULATORY WORK Simon Jackson QC: ‘Strongly recommended in Health & Safety/Regulatory’: Legal 500 2011-2012” The Health and Safety work has involved representing both individuals and corporate clients. Simon Jackson acted for a builder and care home proprietor in relation […]

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  • Dafydd Enoch QC 1985 (QC 2008)
  • Call: 1985 2004: Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court 2008: Appointed Queens Counsel. 2010: Serious sexual offences ticket. 2000-2015: Tenant at 23 Essex Street. 2010-2015: Deputy Head of Chambers at 23 Essex Street. 2015: Tenant at New Park Court Chambers, Leeds. Practice Overview Principal practice areas: Prosecution and defence of heavyweight crime of all types; professional disciplinary/regulatory. […]

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  • Robert Woodcock QC 1978 (QC 2009)
  • Robert has been practising criminal law all his professional life and is deemed an expert within the field. Widely respected amongst his peers for his considerable experience both defending and prosecuting murder, organised crime, serious sexual offences and fraud. He is a highly skilled performer in all aspects of his craft and his jury speeches have […]

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  • Paul Greaney QC 1993 (QC 2010)
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    Introduction Recommended in the leading legal directories for (a) crime, (b) inquests and public inquiries, (c) regulation and professional discipline and (d) sports law in the following terms: “…market sources consider him one of the best silks in the country. He is routinely instructed in high-profile homicide and organised crime cases, and offers broader expertise in the […]

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  • Nicholas Lumley QC 1992 (QC 2012)
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    Nick is a specialist criminal and regulatory law advocate. He is recommended in the Legal 500 2016 for “an ability to think on his feet with an astute tactical brain.’ He also recommended in the Legal 500 2015 for ‘prosecuting and defending in cases involving drug trafficking, money laundering and homicide’ and in the Legal […]

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  • Jason Pitter QC 1994 (QC 2014)
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    Called – 1994 – (QC 2014) Gray’s Inn – LLB (Hons) King’s College London   Practice Areas Complex and serious crime (in particular with a medico-legal and scientific element) Health and safety Regulatory Professional Misconduct Coronial Law Public Law   Recommendations Chambers and Partners 2017 (Crime):  ”Really experienced silk, one of best jury advocates around. […]

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  • Stephen Uttley 1984
  • Called 1984 – Inner Temple – BA (Hons) (Manchester) Stephen was called to the bar in 1984 and specialises in crime and regulatory law. Stephen defends exclusively in serious crime. Stephen will fight unfalteringly on behalf of his clients and has a reputation for having a forcible court presence. Stephen has an exhaustive list of […]

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  • Andrew Espley 1993
  • Called – 1993 – Gray’s Inn Appointments and memberships: Appointed CPS Grade 4 prosecutor.  RASSO list.  Appointment to both lists recently renewed. Immediate past Senior of the Kent Bar Mess Committee Member since 2006 Member: South Eastern Circuit, Central London Bar Mess, Central Criminal Court Bar Mess Approved Pupil Supervisor since 2002 Recent cases: 2016 […]

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  • Nicholas De La Poer 2003
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    Described as “a phenomenal barrister” in the 2015 edition of Chambers and Partners, Nick specialises in criminal law and regulatory work. Directory recommendations Appearing in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners consistently over the last 5 years, he has been noted for being “outstanding” and “dedicated” (Legal 500 2013), “very impressive” (Legal 500 […]

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  • Paul Green – 2005
  • Paul is a specialist in criminal law and undertakes work at all levels of seriousness and regularly defends in cases involving sexual offences, violence, drugs and fraud. He has: •          Completed the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences accreditation. •          Prosecuted on behalf of the Environment Agency and is briefed by the Probation Service. •          Has […]

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  • Adam Birkby 2006
  • Adam Birkby 2006

    Recommendations “He is intellectually astute and has an excellent forensic approach to cases.” The UK Legal 500 2016 “Handles clients very well; he has a deft touch with both difficult and vulnerable individuals and an exceptional ability to put them at ease.”  Chambers and Partners 2017 Adam was called in 2006 and is a specialist criminal […]

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  • Fiona Lamb 2010
  • Fiona Lamb

    AREAS OF PRACTICE Fiona completed a reduced pupillage at Farringdon Chambers in London under the supervision of Ian Henderson. Fiona was offered tenancy after only 9 months of pupillage. She joined New Park Court Chambers in February 2016 after 16 months of practice on the South Eastern Circuit. Fiona stays on as a door tenant […]

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  • Amy Levitt – 2015
  • Amy became a member of Chambers in April 2017 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Mr Nicholas de le Poer. Prior to commencing pupillage, Amy was a para-legal with Squire Patton Boggs. Amy was also an intern at Glade Michel Wirtz in Düsseldorf and spent a year studying German Law at Universität […]

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