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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

Judicial Review

Judicial review is one of the few publicly funded areas of law that has expanded in recent years. It is a highly specialist area; there is a demand for genuine expertise, practitioners who have a detailed knowledge of procedure, who are committed and able to prepare and assemble cases for the Administrative Court at short notice. These cases often involve points of law of public importance, and specialist knowledge of specific areas of public law. New Park Court Chambers is fortunate in that it contains a number of practitioners, silks and juniors, who have developed notable judicial review practices over many years. This has been a particular feature of chambers’ development. Chambers is therefore perhaps unique among provincial chambers in that it has a strong team of experienced judicial review practitioners, equipped to conduct judicial review cases in a wide range of specialisms. In the context of this work, Chambers has a long history of representing both applicants and respondents, and a number of members regularly represent local authorities and other public bodies. Chambers complements this service with lectures and pro bono work in all aspects of Administrative and public law.

Whist there are a number of practitioners whose work is predominantly judicial review in a variety of areas, others are specialists in a specific areas and confine their judicial review work to that specialism, for example, housing, immigration, social security law, discrimination, disability, education, planning, licensing, or rating.To give one example, New Park Court Chambers has a highly regarded housing team that includes practitioners of national repute who have extensive experience of conducting cases in the Administrative Court, and also in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court.

The clerking team will be happy to provide advice as to suitable practitioners in specific areas.

  • 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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  • Paul Greaney QC 1993 (QC 2010)
  • PaulGreaney

    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 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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  • 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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