New Park Court Chambers remains on top

We are delighted to announce New Park Court Chambers has been ranked, once again, a top tier (Band 1) set in 2016 Chambers & Partners Directory.

Chambers houses a growing team of Queen’s Counsel who are supported by talented juniors. One source “would strongly recommend New Park Court Chambers to anyone looking for a strong criminal or regulatory lawyer”.

With a “very good team” of clerks, chambers is “extolled by the market for its expertise in the full catalogue of criminal proceedings” including high profile murder cases, sexual offences and corporate crime and its “extensive experience in professional misconduct hearings and regulatory proceedings”.

Members of chambers are also highly ranked for their experience and expertise in health and safety matters, financial crime, inquest and public inquiries and sport. Among those recognised are:

Robert Smith QC (Crime): A gifted advocate, “very thorough, conscientious and persuasive”. “He is the top person. Any problem you have, you go to him. His intellect, ability to relate to people and his advocacy all combine to make him brilliant”.

Paul Greaney QC (Crime, Sport, Inquests and Public Inquiries): “It’s no coincidence that he’s a name on all the high profile cases on circuit”. “He is the complete article, from preparation to client handling. His advocacy skills are second to none”. “Head and shoulders above everyone else in a courtroom, he doesn’t waste a syllable and in cross-examination he gets admissions which no one else can.” “Measured, calm and focused.”

Alistair MacDonald QC (Crime): “He is able to get to the crux of a case extremely quickly and instils confidence in clients like few others. He is an exceptionally brilliant advocate who is loved by juries and judges alike”.

Jason Pitter QC (Health and Safety and Professional Discipline): “He is very charming and someone who is very much no-nonsense. He deals with things quickly, sensibly and properly and has a very nice demeanour”. “He is fair, thorough and methodical”.

Simon Phillips QC (Financial Crime and Professional Discipline): “He is a very effective advocate, very well organised and just an absolute class act”. “Friendly, approachable and responsive. He has delivered some considerable successes”.

Sam Green QC (Inquests and Public Inquiries): “He has a good manner and a dry sense of humour and he can handle the court well.” “An extremely detailed barrister.”

Sharon Beattie (Professional Discipline): “She is a very much a leading light in dealing with vulnerable patient cases and often the first choice for the really complex matters. She’s a real top class performer. She’s very experienced, she’s seen and done everything and nothing phases her”.

Nicholas de la Poer (Crime): “His legal research skills are first class and he’s able to grasp difficult factual, legal and medical concepts really quickly”.

Robert Smith QC
Call 1971
QC 1986


Paul Greaney QC
Call 1993
QC 2010


Alistair MacDonald QC
Call 1983
QC 2000


Jason Pitter QC
Call 1994
QC 2014


Sharon Beattie
Call 1986


Nicholas de la Poer QC
Call 2003
QC 2020


2nd Nov 2015


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