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”.
Thomas Moran specialises in serious crime and is instructed by the prosecution and a wide range of defence solicitors. He has taken instructions on a number of occasions as a leading junior and has been led in numerous homicide cases for the prosecution and the defence.
Tom has acted in a number of appeals to the Court of Appeal where he was not the trial advocate. He has considerable appellate experience in both the Court of Appeal and the Divisional Court.
He has a keen interest in advocacy and is an advocacy trainer for the North Eastern Circuit. He is also an external advocacy practitioner at the University of Northumbria and an external advocacy assessor for the CPS.
Grade 4 prosecutor, Attorney-General’s Panel of Advocates
Defence of Public Sector Workers-Teachers, Care Worker, etc
Tom has many years of experience of cases involving allegations against public sector employees arising out of their employment.
He is regularly instructed in cases involving teachers, doctors, care workers, etc.
He is currently acting for a teacher and a doctor in separate cases involving sexual allegations.
Tom was part of a team of counsel instructed in a series of cases arising out of investigations into abuse in care homes in the North East.
R v DC  -teacher charged with sexual offences in relation to 15 year old girl
R v NA - doctor charged with sexual assault on a patient and another female
R v SH  -Psychiatric nurse charged with rape
R v DW -headteacher charged with sexual offences against numerous pupils
R v SH - reflexologist charged with rape and other sexual offences against his patients
R v DC - Psychiatric nurse charged with unlawful intercourse with patient
Tom has been instructed in a number of high-profile and complex homicides in recent years, examples including;
R v RM 
Manslaughter, alleged baby-shaking. Case involving multi-disciplinary medical approach especially in relation to the so-called ‘triad’ of injuries.
R v LT 
Manslaughter, complex issues of causation, intervening act and joint-enterprise.
R v CN 
Murder, torture of man with learning difficulties.
R v SO 
Murder of elderly mother by son. Complex biomechanical and medical evidence as to whether victim fell or was pushed down stairs and as to time of death.
R v TH et al 
Murder of man by three youths. Case prompted national campaign on knife crime.
Tom is regularly instructed by the prosecution and the defence in the most serious sexual allegations. In the last year he has been instructed in rape cases by eight different firms of solicitors. He has a keen interest in the use of medical evidence in such cases and has attended seminars with medical practitioners to discuss the issues arising in these cases.
Tom also has considerable experience in cases involving young defendants and defendants with learning difficulties.
Example of Recent Cases
R v DT 
Buggery and other offences committed up to 49 years ago. Issues of abuse of process and doli incapax.
R v RT  Serious sexual offences against boys. Defendant 85 years old
R v BW  Rape, defendant and complainant suffering serious learning difficulties.
R v RS  Rape, relevance of voluntary intake of cannabis on consent and belief in consent.
R v SM  Rape by two defendants, offence filmed on mobile phone by one of them.
R v RH  Rape by church leader.
Tom has a discrete practice in crime-related judicial review and case stated. He has acted in a number of cases of constitutional importance, for example;
R v T – multiple fatal road accident, propriety of prosecution changing mind as to prosecution following campaign by victims’ families
R v D- propriety of High Court judge directing prosecution to charge additional offences in a historic sex case in order to increase sentencing power. New charges initially stayed by justices , stay then quashed by Divisonal Court
Tom will advise pro bono in potential cases prior to the obtaining of funding.