New Park Court Chambers –  ‘one of the leading criminal, regulatory and inquest sets in the UK’  – Legal 500, 2021

New Park Court Chambers continues to develop a national reputation as once again, the Legal 500 recognises Chambers wealth of experience and expertise in multiple practice areas.


For crime no fewer than 7 of Chambers silks are recommended. Dafydd Enoch QC -is regarded as ‘a very talented jury advocate with a gift for finding the right turn of phrase.’ and Paul Greaney QC is considered ‘exceptionally intelligent, his technical ability and advocacy are second-to-none.’ Nicholas Lumley QC is an ‘outstanding advocate and astute tactician.’

Alistair McDonald QC is ‘knowledgeable, reliable and calm’, while Head of Chambers, Robert Smith QC, remains ‘a go-to for complex homicide and fraud cases.’ Deputy Head of Chambers, Jason Pitter QC, is recognised as ‘an outstanding jury advocate whose cross-examination is measured, robust and powerful.’ and Nicholas De La Poer QC, who took silk in March 2020, is regarded as ‘a roundly accomplished advocate well-deserving of his appointment to silk.’

A number of Chambers Juniors are also recognised in this practice area. Adam Birkby is considered ‘an outstanding advocate with a softly spoken, calming manner when managing clients’, while ‘opponents should not expect an inch in court’ from Geraldine Kelly.

Tom Storey remains  ‘approachable, polished and effective in court’, Matthew Donkin ‘is able to assimilate heavy quantities of material and find the points that have not been considered by other advocates and deploys effective strategies to counter any perceived weaknesses in his case.’

Lee Fish is regarded as  ‘a strong criminal junior,’ while Chloe Hudson ‘ researches and prepares her cases to an exceptional standard.’


Business Crime and Regulatory

For such matters, Paul Greaney QC ‘is a team player and will listen and act upon opposing views. He takes a holistic approach in his advice and always takes into the consideration the wider picture, including the commercial and reputational impact of decisions.’

Jason Pitter QC  ‘is calm and pragmatic. He manages clients well. His tactical advice has always proved to be helpful.’ and Nicholas de la Poer QC is ‘a superb criminal defence lawyer.’ Adam Birkby also ‘specialises in health and safety and professional disciplinary work’.



Valerie Sterling continues to lead New Park Court’s Family team; ‘Clients can clearly see the quality in her work and representation within proceedings. She will fight for the client and takes a no-nonsense approach,’ while Sally Terris ‘specialises in matrimonial finance cases.’


Inquests and Inquiries

Paul Greaney QC  has appeared in numerous recent and high-profile inquests and inquiries concerning mass fatality events, e.g. the Hillsborough Inquests, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquiry. He is currently acting as leading counsel (CTI) to the Manchester Arena Inquiry (MAI) and is described as  ‘a superb choice for dealing with complex high-profile inquests and inquiries. His extensive knowledge of both criminal law and coronial law, together with his tenacity make him extremely popular with both solicitors and lay clients.’ Nicholas De La Poer QC who is also acting as counsel to the MAI ‘pulls out all of the stops to ensure the best possible outcome.’


To instruct any of the counsel identified above please contact Teresa Pugh, Practice Director directly on 0113 2035504

Robert Smith KC
Call 1971
QC 1986

Alistair MacDonald KC
Call 1983
QC 2000

Paul Greaney KC
Call 1993
QC 2010

Jason Pitter KC
Call 1994
QC 2014

Nicholas Lumley KC
Call 1992
QC 2012

Nicholas de la Poer KC
Call 2003
QC 2020

Valerie Sterling
Call 1981

Tom Storey
Call 1993

Geraldine Kelly
Call 1996

Sally Terris
Call 1997

Lee Fish
Call 2003

Chloe Hudson
Call 2003

Matthew Donkin
Call 2004

Adam Birkby

Adam Birkby
Call 2006

5th Oct 2020








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