Members of New Park Court Chambers remain at the top in the latest legal rankings

The newly published Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide have cemented our status the leading set on the North Eastern Circuit and the home of many of the most eminent practitioners, and in their words, the “creme de la creme”. The publications editorials have praised our “high quality advocates” across all of our key practice areas of criminal, regulatory, civil and family law.

Chambers Director, Tim Coulson, said, “I am delighted that almost a third of Chambers members have been recognised in this way. This is testament not just to what they do but, perhaps more significantly, how they do it – qualities shared by everyone in Chambers not just the 17 individuals listed. I am equally delighted that the efforts of their support staff have been similarly recognised.”

A total of 17 members of Chambers have been recommended including our Head of Chambers, Robert Smith QC, noted this year as “Star Individual” in the Chambers & Partners guide – “simply the creme de la creme” and “the doyen of the North Eastern Criminal Bar”.

Also recommended:

Alistair MacDonald QC (Recommended for Crime): “An excellent silk who is extremely able.” “A very accomplished advocate.”

Dafydd Enoch QC (Recommended for Crime): “A silk of high intellectual calibre.”

Paul Greaney QC (Recommended for Crime, Inquests and Public Inquiries, Professional Discipline and Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing): “A brilliant and measured advocate who gets outstanding results.” “He is a top class operator and a commanding advocate. He”s a leader in his field.” “His cross examination and drafting were just a cut above the others.”

Jason Pitter QC (Recommended for Crime, Professional Discipline and Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing): “One of the best jury advocates around. He”s hugely impressive and fantastic clients” “He is extremely good with the jury, liked and trusted by judges and good at picking up the detail in a case.” “Very intelligent with a rigorous work ethic.”

Nicholas Lumley QC (Recommended for Crime): “He has good advocacy and communication skills and can deal with complex and technical issues in a concise and professional manner.” “He is unflappable, charming and always has the ear of the court.”

Robert Woodcock QC (Recommended for Crime): “He is a great jury advocate.”

Sharon Beattie (Recommended for Professional Discipline): “Approachable and thorough in her preparation.” “Very experienced in some quite challenging fact scenarios. She”s a very capable advocate.”

Nicholas de la Poer (Recommended for Crime and Financial Crime): “His advocacy and preparation is always carried out to the highest level and the dedication he brings to cases is second to none.” “He is exceptional in fraud and technical cases.” ‘He is extremely able, personable and charming. I would say he is probably one of the most organised juniors I have ever come across.’ ‘He is a silk in the making.’

Chloe Hudson (Recommended for Crime, Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing): “An excellent junior who is down to earth, practical and meticulous.”

Adam Birkby (Recommended for Crime, Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing): “His approach is spot-on. He is very quick to isolate the point that needs to be argued and is very persuasive. I”ve been bowled over by his mature attitude to work.”

Valerie Sterling, Sally Terris and Natalia Escoriza are recommended for family law for their expertise in “a broad range of family matters.” Ashley Tucker, James Normington and Steven White are noted for their experience in civil and employment law and Chris Smith for crime, is “very experienced in fraud and money laundering cases.”

Robert Smith QC
Call 1971
QC 1986


Alistair MacDonald QC
Call 1983
QC 2000


Dafydd Enoch QC
Call 1985
QC 2008


Paul Greaney QC
Call 1993
QC 2010


Jason Pitter QC
Call 1994
QC 2014


Nicholas Lumley QC
Call 1992
QC 2012


Robert Woodcock QC

Robert Woodcock QC
Call 1978
QC 2009


Sharon Beattie
Call 1986


Nicholas de la Poer
Call 2003


Chloe Hudson
Call 2003


Adam Birkby

Adam Birkby
Call 2006


Valerie Sterling
Call 1981


Sally Terris
Call 1997


Natalia Escoriza
Call 2002


Ashley Tucker
Call 1990


James Normington

James Normington
Call 2005


Steven White
Call 1998


Chris Smith
Call 1997


3rd Nov 2017


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