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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

Regulatory

Our Chambers has a long standing history of undertaking regulatory work. Members of chambers have, historically, regularly been instructed in many fields of regulatory work but particularly in the field of professional discipline. Chambers has built on this and the expertise and experience of our members has been used to service the needs of an expanding client base over may different areas of work.

Our barristers regularly appear in Police Discipline cases as well as before the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council, as well as Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Our members regularly appear in Fitness to Practise Cases in the General Medical Council. As you can see from the profiles below the members of our team have a vast and varied breadth of experience over many years and many different disciplines. Chambers recognise and appreciate the enormous stresses that appearing before a professional body can place on an individual be they a Police Officer, Nurse, Dentist or Doctor and the need for sensitivity in this difficult area whether Prosecuting or Defending. Client care is an important part of any working relationship and our clerking team and barristers are always willing to help in any way we can.

Our regulatory team is commended in Chambers and Partners 2017 as ‘highly regarded for its strong team of barristers and varied professional discipline practice’. In the Legal 500 2015, our regulatory work is described as ’another bedrock of Chambers’.

  • 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: “A brilliant and measured advocate who gets outstanding results a top class operator [Crime] … a fantastic advocate [Inquests and Public Inquiries] … A top class operator […]

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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 2017 as ‘unflappable, charming, and always has the ear of the court’. 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 […]

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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) Complex Road Traffic related homicides Health and safety Regulatory Professional Misconduct Coronial Law Public Law   Recommendations Routinely recommended in the professional directories in the practice areas of […]

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  • Stephen Uttley 1984
  • Called 1984 – Inner Temple – BA (Hons) (Manchester) Stephen Uttley was called to the bar in 1984. He defends exclusively in serious crime. He will fight unfalteringly on behalf of his clients and has an exhaustive list of cases of importance. In regulatory matters he often deals with a wide range of complicated HSE […]

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  • Sharon Beattie 1986
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    Recommendations: Chambers and Partners 2018 (Professional Discipline): “Approachable and thorough in her preparation.” “Very experienced in some quite challenging fact scenarios. She’s a very capable advocate.” Legal 500 2017 (Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing): “Very experienced in medical disciplinary matters”. Chambers and Partners 2017 (Professional Discipline): “She’s really impressive, a fantastically organised advocate. She […]

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  • Jeremy Barton 2004
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    Jeremy Barton joined Chambers in 2015, having previously been a tenant at 2 King’s Bench Walk chambers in London. Having built up a successful practice both defending and prosecuting, Jeremy has obtained vast experience across a range of criminal offences and has earned a reputation for successfully managing both difficult and challenging defendants. He frequently […]

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  • Adam Birkby 2006
  • Adam Birkby 2006

    Recommendations: Chambers and Partners 2018: “His approach is spot on. He’s very quick to isolate the point that needs to be argued and he is very persuasive.  I’ve been bowled over by his mature attitude to his work.” The UK Legal 500 2017: “Recent cases include multi-handed drugs conspiracies, homicide and sexual offences” Chambers and […]

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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 began 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 with […]

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  • Richard Holland – 2012
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    Richard has been a member of New Park Court Chambers since September 2015, having successfully completed his pupillage in chambers under the supervision of Nicholas de la Poer. Qualifications MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence (BA – First Class, Hons) – St Anne’s College, Oxford University (2008-2011) Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding – BPP Law School, Leeds (2011-2012) […]

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  • John Hobley – 2015
  • John became a member of Chambers in September 2017 having successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Lee Fish. Qualifications:  BA (Hons) Jurisprudence – 2.1 – University of Oxford (2011 – 2014) Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent – BPP Law School, Leeds (2014-2015) Areas of Practice:  Crime: John appears for both the […]

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