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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

Public Access

New Park Court Chambers has an extensive team of barristers qualified and experienced to accept instructions directly from members of the public and businesses under the Bar Council Public Access scheme. The scheme allows members of the public and businesses, in appropriate cases, to consult a barrister without first instructing a solicitor, avoiding duplication of work and costs. The scheme applies to all of Chambers’ practice areas – crime, civil (including commercial,,chancery and construction) and family. Barristers can advise in writing or in conference, draft legal documents and appear in court on their client’s behalf, without the involvement of a solicitor. If you would like to instruct a barrister directly, please contact one of the clerks in the appropriate practice area. They will discuss the case with you, suggest which barrister in Chambers would be suitable to handle your case, advise you about fees and timescales and ask you to submit some papers for Counsel to consider. Once Counsel has agreed to take your case, the clerk will contact you again to confirm fees and the next steps in the process. We always require payment in advance in direct access cases. In accordance with the Money Laundering regulations, we will ask you to provide proof of identity before any work is done.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Ian Brook 1983
  • Ian Brook 1983

    Ian has practised in crime, since called, in the UK, in 1983, mainly at Hardwicke Building, London, Trinity Chambers, Trinidad, West Indies, and, since 2008, in Yorkshire where he was born, at New Park Court Chambers. He is of dual nationality and holds Trinidadian, as well as UK Citizenship. He was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law, […]

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  • Nicholas Mason 1984
  • Nicholas Mason 1984

    Called 1984 – BA (Hons), Diploma of Law Attorney Generals Panel of Advocates – List A Recommended in the Legal 500 2014 edition for Public Law as “experienced in judicial reviews.”             Areas of Practice Professional Negligence Encompassing the medical professions, accountants, financial advisers, surveyors, architects, solicitors and barristers (including […]

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  • Alec Burns 1988
  • Alec Burns 1988

    Alec has a broad criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending in cases varying from shoplifting to murder.  In recent years his caseload has been made up of more serious offending; sex offences, serious violence and fraud   He also has wide experience of dealing with the ancillary matters inevitably linked to such cases:  Public Interest Immunity, […]

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  • Ashley Tucker 1990
  • Ashley Tucker 1990

    Ashley Tucker has a busy commercial and general Chancery litigation practice with a particular emphasis on wills, trusts and probate, landlord and tenant, and professional liability. Recommended in the Legal 500 in commercial, insolvency and banking, he is commended for his “chancery and commercial expertise” and described as a “highly skilled Chancery and Commercial practitioner.” […]

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  • Andrew Bowen (QC Scotland) 1993
  • Andy Bowen profile (002)

    MA (Oxon) 1984; LLM (Lond) 1989; Solicitor (England & Wales) 1988; Called 1993 (Gray’s Inn); Called 1997 (Scottish Bar); Silk 2012 (Scotland); FCIArb 2015.           Practice Areas: Professional Regulation and Discipline. Commercial/Company. Property. Professional Negligence. Public Law. Commercial Arbitration (Domestic and International). Practice: As a junior in both England and Scotland […]

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  • Vincent Ward 1998
  • Vincent Ward 1998

    Called – 1998 Vincent practices in criminal law and civil law. In criminal law he represents both prosecution and defence and is a grade 3 prosecutor for the CPS for whom he has prosecuted cases of serious violence and homicide. He has defended in cases involving homicide, serious fraud, large scale drug supply, large scale […]

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  • Steven White 1998
  • Steven White 1998

    Called 1998 – Inner Temple – BA (Hons) University of Manchester, Dip Law, College of Law, York Steven has a busy commercial and chancery litigation practice with additional niche areas of expertise in civil fraud and employment disputes, especially in relation to restrictive covenants and cross over High Court litigation. He is regularly instructed in […]

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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 “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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  • Eleanor Fry 2007
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    Called 2007 – Middle Temple – LLB (Hons), MA (Hons) Undertook pupillage at Park Court Chambers 2008-2009 Grade 3 Prosecutor Languages: Fluent Spanish and some French Experience of Criminal Work Eleanor regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court (as a junior alone and whilst being led). As a grade 3 prosecutor she has conducted […]

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  • James Gelsthorpe 2009
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    Called 2009 (Lincoln’s Inn), Eastman Scholarship Bar Vocational Course – Very competent, Nottingham Law School Law LLB (hons), University of Newcastle upon Tyne James became a member of Chambers in 2012 having undertaken pupillage the previous year under the supervision of Ruth Cranidge (crime) and Ceri Widdett (civil and employment).  He accepts instructions in all […]

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  • Jessica Slaughter 2009
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    Called 2009 – Jules Thorn Scholar of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple LLB (HONS) Dunelm       Jessica joined chambers after establishing her career as a mixed common law barrister on the South Eastern Circuit. Jessica undertakes work in all areas of chambers’ practice across the region. Prior to starting pupillage Jessica […]

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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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  • Mohammed Rafiq – 1980
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    Profile coming soon…..

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