Our specialist practitioners are among the highest-rated on the North Eastern Circuit, while they have represented in major and high-profile cases at all levels, including Tribunals, County Courts, Crown Courts, and all divisions of the High Court. Many of our members are highly recommended by client guides such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners – just a brief glance at each of our barristers gives some insight into the authority, experience and depth of expertise they can deliver in their field. Select a practice area below to find out more.
"Among the leading sets on circuit for crime". Our team has "expertise in homicide, fraud and serious sexual offence cases, among other areas".
Our skilled barristers are noted for their skill and authority in providing the efficient and value-added service, having gained an impressive amount of case, court and mediation experience. At the same time, they are only too aware of the complexities and sensitive issues surrounding certain aspects of Private Client law, so they are well versed in applying discretion and know-how in order to offer first-rate advocacy. Select a practice area below to find out more.
Our Civil team is noted to maintain “a solid personal injury and clinical negligence practice”
For Commercial, Banking and Insolvency, “A number of New Park Court Chambers’ practitioners have commercial, insolvency and Chancery expertise in cases involving contractual disputes, sale of goods, corporate and personal insolvency, and contested probate”. We are also “recommended for ADR”.
Family expertise in public law children cases, international relocation work, financial remedy disputes and the Hague Convention”. “A number of practitioners also specialise in cases involving trusts of land and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.”
Our members can deservedly lay claim to having conducted major case work dealing in hearings and inquiries involving Health & Safety legislation, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, as well as Workplace Injuries, Unfair & Wrongful Dismissals, Redundancy and Contract Law. Whatever your business needs or objectives, New Park Court Chambers are ready to listen to you and utilise our capabilities to help you achieve the best possible legal outcome. Select a practice area below to find out more.
Our Health and Safety practitioners have prosecution and defence experience, and are “recommended for inquests linked to HSE investigations”.
“Recommended for environmental law”.
In Employment, we are “respected for its broad employment expertise in areas such as redundancy and discrimination. Practitioners also mediate, where appropriate”.
Chambers’ Personal Injury Team provides advice and advocacy in claims alleging breach of duty under the Occupiers’ Liability Acts . Recent examples include slipping on ice in a car park, falling down defective steps in a castle, accidents at schools, in public houses and nightclubs. The team accepts instructions on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.
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 […]
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 […]
MA (Oxon) 1984; LLM (Lond) 1989; Solicitor (England & Wales) 1988; Called 1993 (Gray’s Inn); Called 1997 (Scottish Bar); Silk 2012 (Scotland); FCIArb 2015. Andrew Bowen QC is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 as a Tier 1 Leading Silk in Scotland for commercial litigation, described as ‘‘A concise communicator, who […]
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 […]
Called 1984 – BA (Hons), Diploma of Law Attorney Generals Panel of Advocates – List A Nicholas Mason was 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 […]
Franklyn Zakers: • Murder Trials • Conspiracy Trials (drugs related) Family: • Interim, final and appeal hearings • Private and Public law including Children Act matters such as: contact, residence, prohibitive steps and specific issue orders • Domestic Violence • Licensing under the previous Licensing Act 1964 and now under the Licensing Act 2003 including: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ben Joined Chambers in 2009 and completed his pupillage with Nicholas Lumley. Since then he has been commanding an expanding practice in a number of fields, with a focus on crime, employment, and personal injury work. Ben has a sensible and realistic approach to cases and enjoys good working relationships with both professional and lay […]
Nicoleta Alistari has been a member of chambers since pupillage. She has a common law practice. Within crime, Nicoleta has developed her practice for both prosecution and defence. Experience has been gained from prosecuting in the Magistrates and Crown Courts on behalf the CPS, Probation Service and G4S. Nicoleta has achieved a place on the CPS […]
Called 2009 (Lincoln’s Inn), Eastman Scholarship Bar Vocational Course – Very competent, Nottingham Law School Law LLB (hons), University of Newcastle upon Tyne James Gelsthorpe 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 […]
Called 2009 – Jules Thorn Scholar of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple LLB (HONS) Dunelm Jessica Slaughter 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 […]
Called 2011 – Lincolns Inn – BPTC (2011) BBP Law School, Leeds – GDL (2010) The College of Law, York – BA (Hons) Archaeology (2009) The University of York. 2013 – commenced tenancy at New Park Court Chambers 2012 – obtained pupillage at New Park Court Chambers 2011 – called to the Bar, Lincolns Inn […]
2013 – Tenant at New Park Court Chambers 2012 – 2013 – Pupillage at New Park Court Chambers, under the Supervision of James Adkin 2007 – 2011 – Northumbria University- LLB Barristers Exempting: 1st Class Honours Awards Linda Sykes Memorial Award for Best Graduating Student ( July 2011) Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple (July 2011) […]
Maryam Ahmad completed her pupillage in Chambers under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. Prior to commencing pupillage, Maryam worked on the Hillsborough Inquests as a Paralegal at Harrison Bundey Solicitors. Appointments 2012-2013 BPP Law School The Bar Professional Training Course ADR Group Civil & Commercial Mediator 2009-2011 The University of Leeds LLM Senior […]
John Hobley 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 […]