New Park Court has a long history of providing expert advice, drafting and advocacy services to professional clients based in Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.

Members of our specialist practice teams have conducted major litigation in all areas of civil work over many years and these cases are set out in their individual profiles. Members of the team are instructed by both claimants and defendants and have represented clients in county courts, 1996 Act Arbitrations, in all divisions of the High Court (Chancery, QBD, Family, including the specialist lists in the TCC and Commercial Court) and at appellate level. We accept instructions on a publicly funded basis and on a conditional fee basis, where appropriate. We have a number of members who are on the Treasury Solicitor’s regional civil panel.

The breadth and depth of expertise and experience is wide. For example (i) we have an extensive personal injury team with expertise in litigation from minor slipping accidents to catastrophic injuries suffered at work or on the road. (ii) Our clinical negligence practitioners provide advice on potentially negligent diagnosis and/or treatment by nursing staff, GPs and consultants. (iii) We also have seasoned practitioners who specialise in professional liability cases against e.g. surveyors, construction professionals (architects, engineers, QS’s etc) lawyers office holders and accountants.Our members also represent clients at Inquests, acting both for and against public bodies in cases involving schools, railways and major construction projects.

Experienced specialist practitioners are also available in the fields of Chancery, Commercial and Construction Law, Housing, Employment, Immigration, as well as members acting as accredited mediators, chartered/arbitrators, adjudicators and conciliators,

Our barristers provide advice on issues of substantive and procedural law (including in court litigation, arbitration and in ADR). They draft Statements of Case, Court Orders, Application Notices and Skeleton Arguments and appear regularly as Advocates before a variety of Courts and Tribunals, including all divisions of the High Court and County Courts,and in 1996 Act Arbitrations. Members draft Interim Applications (including those in relation to interim and freezing injunctions, summary judgment, striking out proceedings and for Interim payments) and in relation to Appeals.

Our Barristers are fully accustomed to assisting Solicitors and the parties with disclosure exercises, preparing witness statements, and reviewing expert reports, as well as providing sound legal and tactical advice. Please see individual practice areas below for further information. Individual barristers are ranked in the legal directories as leaders in their field of practice.

Senior members of New Park Court Chambers are regularly instructed in cases involving professional liability cases. In addition to providing expertise and experience in clinical negligence from the members of our personal injury team, senior member of chambers bring their expertise and experience in professional liability claims arising from the in/actions of surveyors, construction professionals (including architects, engineers, QSs, claims consultants and contract administrators), brokers, accountants office holders and lawyers. We are frequently instructed at the very early stages of a case and are able to bring cases to a satisfactory conclusion with timely and clear advice. We are often instructed in mediations and settlement meetings and are able to bring these cases to a conclusion sometimes without the need for a court hearing. Individual members also act as mediators.

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For more information please contact Janet Jackson on 0113 2035503 or email for help.

Robert Smith QC
Call: 1971 Silk: 1986

I was Called to the Bar in 1971 and commenced practice on the North Eastern Circuit at 5 King's Bench Walk. These chambers had produced many 'high...

Paul Greaney QC
Call: 1993 Silk: 2010

Scope of Practice Serious crime, principally financial crime homicide and organised crime, including crime with an international and/or terrorism...

Andrew Bowen QC
Call: 1997 Silk: 2012 (Scotland)

Andy Bowen QC read law at Oxford and London Universities and practices both in England and in Scotland where he took silk in 2012. He became a Fellow...

Timothy Hartley
Call: 1970

Timothy Hartley, in practice since 1972, is a skilled lawyer and advocate of wide experience, numerate and quick to find the heart of a case. Although...

Nicholas Mason
Call: 1984

Ashley Tucker
Call: 1990

Ashley Tucker is a civil practitioner in the chancery field with a particular practice in Wills, Probate and Property but still retains his interest...

Steven White
Call: 1998

Steven has a commercial and chancery practice with additional niche areas of expertise in civil fraud and employment disputes especially in relation...

Nicholas de la Poer
Call: 2003

Nick specialises in criminal law and regulatory work. Described as "a silk in the making", "a phenomenal barrister", "wonderfully persuasive" and...

Civil

Jeremy Barton
Call: 2004

Jeremy joined chambers in 2015 having previously practiced in London at 2 King's Bench Walk. He has built a successful practice defending ranging from...

Civil

James Normington
Call: 2005

James is an established Chancery and commercial practitioner. He brings together insightful understanding of the legal and factual aspects and makes...

Nicoleta Alistari
Call: 2009

Nicoleta has a common law practice with emphasis on crime. She prosecutes and defends in a wide range of cases including cases involving scientific...

James Gelsthorpe
Call: 2009

James has been practising at the Bar since 2011. He prosecutes and defends in serious cases in the Crown Court, both on his own and as junior counsel...

Civil

Jessica Slaughter
Call: 2009

Jessica is a specialist criminal barrister. She prosecutes as a level 3 CPS panel advocate and defends in complex criminal cases. Having prior...

Civil

Fiona Lamb
Call: 2010

Fiona completed a reduced pupillage at Farringdon Chambers in London under the supervision of Ian Henderson. Fiona began tenancy after only 9 months...

Felicity Hemlin
Call: 2011

Felicity Hemlin has an established criminal and family law practice. She has experience both prosecuting and defending a wide range of offences in the...

Georgina Goring
Call: 2012

Georgina Goring is a persuasive jury and professional tribunal advocate who has developed a successful practice in criminal,...

Mohammed Rafiq
Call: 1980

Mohammed left the bar in 1988 to pursue a career as a solicitor. He developed his own successful practice having offices in Leeds, Bradford and...

Richard Holland
Call: 2012

Richard Holland read law at St Anne's College, Oxford and studied at BPP Law School, Leeds. Called to the bar in 2012, he is a confident advocate who...

Civil

Mark Robinson
Call: 2005

Mark Robinson was called to the Bar in 2005 after completing the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Northumbria. Mark then worked as a...

Civil

Amy Levitt
Call: 2015

Amy became a member of Chambers in April 2017 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Nicholas De La Poer. Prior to...

Civil

Joe Culley
Call: 2010

Joe became a member of Chambers in January 2018. Called to the Bar in 2010 Joe developed five years' experience of Civil advocacy in County Court...

Civil

Maryam Ahmad
Call: 2013

Maryam completed her pupillage in Chambers under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. Prior to commencing pupillage, Maryam worked on...

Civil

John Hobley
Call: 2015

John became a member of Chambers in September 2017 having successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Lee Fish.

Civil

Ryan Donoghue
Call: 2015

Ryan is currently undertaking his second six pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, civil and family matters.

Civil

Danielle Gilmour
Call: 2017

Danielle is currently undertaking her second six pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, civil and family matters.

Janet Jackson
Senior Practice Manager, Civil, Family & Regulatory

Callum Byrne
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