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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

Clinical Negligence

Senior members of the Personal Injury team have wide experience of clinical negligence cases including those involving severe and incapacitating injury including profound handicap caused during labour, failure to diagnose serious conditions including cancer and cardiovascular disease and negligent treatment leading to death. We have recently advised on defective breast implants among other cases of defective cosmetic surgery. Our experience of these cases gives our barristers wide clinical knowledge and the skills to deal with medical experts at a high level. Counsel are increasingly instructed in mediations and settlement meetings to bring these cases to a satisfactory conclusion without the trauma of a court hearing in these very sensitive and difficult 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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  • Timothy Hartley 1970
  • Timothy Hartley 1970

    Timothy Hartley brings long experience both as an advocate and adviser to all aspects of his practice. He has been described by professional clients as “invariably identifying the points that matter”, “excellent both with clients and experts” and “a quick thinking natural advocate” and recently, by a highly experienced Local Authority solicitor, as giving “very […]

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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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  • 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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  • James Normington 2005
  • James Normington is a chancery and commercial practitioner and one of the mainstays of Chambers’ Commercial team. He is regularly instructed in contractual, commercial and partnership litigation and has niche areas in cross-border litigation and the carriage of goods by land and sea. James is known for quickly grasping the essentials of a case and […]

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