Chambers and Partners: New Park Court ranked a Band 1 set on the North Eastern Circuit

New Park Court is pleased to announce our ranking as a Band 1 set in the Chambers and Partners directory for 2019.  Our members are highly recommended across our key practice areas of Crime, Environment, Financial Crime, Inquests and Inquiries and Professional Discipline.


Robert Smith QC  – “He is regarded as one of the most experienced and excellent silks in the country.” “His approach is meticulous, he is a very able advocate and he has an outstanding reputation.”

Alistair MacDonald QC – “He is very well respected, very knowledgeable and a great advocate with extra skill from his scientific background.”

Paul Greaney QC – “He has an outstanding reputation and he is a very insightful advocate – very measured and very persuasive.”

Nicholas Lumley QC – “He is meticulous in his preparation, effective in his delivery and unflappable.”

Robert Woodcock QC – “He is a tenacious advocate and very skilled in his approach to the jury.”

Jason Pitter QC – “One of the best jury advocates around; he is hugely impressive and fantastic with clients.”

Nicholas de la Poer – “An experienced and able advocate.”

Adam Birkby – “He is a very good advocate and is really impressive.”


Lee Fish – “He absolutely understands the law that he’s applying.”

Financial crime:

Paul Greaney QC – “A QC who has considerable gravitas and exceptional technical capabilities.” “He is an exceptional advocate who commands the court.”

Nicholas de la Poer – “He is very impressive, authoritative, persuasive and unflappable.” “He is a bright star indeed.”

Inquests and Public Inquiries:

Paul Greaney QC – “An absolutely fantastic barrister who is very sensitive in his dealings with clients. It is a pure delight to hear his advocacy; he is well prepared and strategic.”

Professional Discipline:

Paul Greaney QC –  “Good with clients.” “Very able.”

Jason Pitter QC – “Absolutely excellent. He goes above and beyond in the advice he gives.”

Sharon Beattie – “Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. She is very good at picking up complicated legal arguments and responding to them in a quick and effective way.”





Robert Smith KC
Call 1971
QC 1986

Alistair MacDonald KC
Call 1983
QC 2000

Paul Greaney KC
Call 1993
QC 2010

Nicholas Lumley KC
Call 1992
QC 2012

Jason Pitter KC
Call 1994
QC 2014

Sharon Beattie KC
Call 1986
QC 2021

Lee Fish
Call 2003

Nicholas de la Poer KC
Call 2003
QC 2020

Adam Birkby
Call 2006

1st Nov 2018








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