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”.
Diplock Scholar of the Middle Temple, Called 1997
MA (Cantab.) St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge (Exhibitioner)
Legal 500 2016: ‘An expert in high-value family finance and TOLATA cases.’
Legal 500 2015: “A strong all-rounder; her practice includes high-value financial remedy cases and Children Act applications.”
Legal 500 2014: “a fearless cross-examiner.”
Legal 500 2013: “recommended for difficult cases involving children.”
Legal 500 2012: “covers the full spectrum of family law.”
Main areas of practice:
Financial Orders on Divorce, including ‘third party’ interests
Children: Abduction, Adoption, Private law, Public law
Foreign Marriages and Divorces
Landlord and Tenant
Sally is known for her straightforward, down-to-earth paper and conference advice, in complex cases; and for her fearless negotiation and cross-examination in court. She is a formidable courtroom advocate, and highly regarded as a practitioner and opponent. She is equally adept in her paperwork practice, and in mediation.
Sally practices in trusts and Inheritance Act cases, family (money and children), and in landlord and tenant. Understandably, she is much in demand for private clients, local authorities and public bodies including police and regulatory work; she also continues to act for meritorious publicly-funded parties, parents, children’s guardians and the Official Solicitor. She has a wealth of successful experience of acting for grandparents and other extended family members in care and private law Children Act cases.
Sally is a fine example of an advocate who masters the most complex of facts and evidence and always aims to explain them in easily understandable terms to her various lay clients. She is recommended as a ‘fighter’ in the UK Legal 500, where she has been listed for the past decade. She also prides herself on giving clear, realistic and reliable advice on terms of settlement.
Recent successes include: acting for a third party beneficiary in a complex divorce and trusts case where Sally’s pleadings and case summary brought about a concluded settlement in her elderly lay client’s favour, and the collapse of the divorce case at an early stage; representing the third party beneficiaries in a trusts and farms divorce case; fully representing a high-flying legal professional (and ancillary relief judge) in a middle money divorce case with allegations of gross misconduct; successfully representing the wife of a divorce lawyer in a middle money case; representing the beneficiary of a trust fund in a complex High Court contact and residence dispute; representing numerous lay clients under disabilities pursuant to the involvement of the Official Solicitor and/or the Court of Protection; representing grandparents in a long-running, complex care case where (despite the recommendations of the Children’s Guardian) the children concerned were placed with Sally’s lay clients on a special guardianship order; arguing for the rare discharge of a parental responsibility order, together with a highly unusual four-year Section 91(14) prohibition; gaining permission to appeal in a public law case on behalf of a parent on the gravest imaginable facts; giving a very carefully considered paper advice in a middle money divorce which enabled an elderly, frail lay client to make the right decision for her on full information.
Sally is instructed in a wide range of family trusts cases, including TOLATA, and ancillary relief matters. She is also very regularly briefed in Children Act cases. Many of Sally’s cases, both property and children, have a cultural or international element; and she is frequently asked for advice and representation in cases of third party interests, multiple properties and family businesses, farms and pensions.
Sally has acted in a number of high profile cases, in the High Court and Court of Appeal, where she is known for her courage, tenacity, plain-speaking and realism.
Sally has acted in a large number of care cases involving baby-shaking, fictitious and/or induced illness, personality disorders, complex and/or conflicting expert evidence and sexual abuse. She has extensive experience of difficult contact and residence applications including those involving a Rule 16 Children’s Guardian, and care cases involving complex medical issues.
Public law work includes assessments, attachment disorders, baby-shaking, conflicting expert evidence, complex radiological and/or neurological evidence, depression, domestic violence, fictitious and/or induced illness, learning disabled parents, ‘perpetrator’ cases, personality disorders and sexual abuse.
Extensive experience of difficult contact and residence disputes, including the appointment of a Children’s Guardian under Rule 16 and findings of fact in cases of alleged domestic violence.
Member of Specialist Associations: Family Law Bar Association, North Eastern Circuit, Doctors in Law, South & West Yorkshire Medico-Legal Societies, South Yorkshire Family Court Forum. Languages: French, German and Italian.
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