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

05/10/2020

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.

Crime

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’.

 

Family

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.’

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

Authors

Robert Smith KC

Call 1971 | Silk 1986

Alistair MacDonald KC

Call 1983 | Silk 2000

Paul Greaney KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2010

Nicholas Lumley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2012

Jason Pitter KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2014

Nicholas de la Poer KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2020

Tom Storey KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2024

Valerie Sterling

Call 1981

Geraldine Kelly

Call 1996

Sally Terris

Call 1997

Lee Fish

Call 2003

Chloe Hudson

Call 2003

Matthew Donkin

Call 2004

Adam Birkby

Call 2006

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