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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

RTA

New Park Court Chambers has unparalleled experience in this area and can offer practitioners at all levels to provide advice, drafting and advocacy in road traffic claims. Members act on behalf of Claimants, leading insurance companies and Local Authorities on a regular basis. The team has expertise in fraudulent claims and is regularly instructed to provide advice in claims involving ghost passengers, staged accidents and low velocity claims. The team also has a wealth of experience in relation to credit hire claims.

  • 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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  • Andrew Bowen QC (Scotland) 2012
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    MA (Oxon) 1984; LLM (Lond) 1989; Solicitor (England & Wales) 1988; Called 1993 (Gray’s Inn); Called 1997 (Scottish Bar); Silk 2012 (Scotland); FCIArb 2015.           Andy is recommended in the Legal 500 2017 as a Tier 1 Leading Silk in Scotland for commercial litigation, described as ‘‘A concise communicator, who unpicks […]

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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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  • Franklyn Zakers 1999
  • Franklyn Zakers 1999

    • 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: • Written […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ben Campbell 2008
  • Ben Campbell 2008

    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 […]

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  • Nicoleta Alistari 2009
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    Nicoleta 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 […]

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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 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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  • Felicity Hemlin 2011
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    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 […]

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  • Claire Anderson 2011
  • 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) […]

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  • Georgina Goring 2012
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    Georgina became a member of Chambers in September 2014 after successfully completing her pupillage. Georgina accepts instructions from a variety of regulators and professional individuals in disciplinary and regulatory hearings.  She is also instructed in Inquests on behalf of individuals and organisations.  Also in all aspects of criminal and civil work. Areas of Practice Regulatory […]

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  • Mohammed Rafiq – 1980
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    Profile coming soon…..

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  • Maryam Ahmad – 2013
  • Maryam 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 […]

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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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