New Park Court is delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Sharon Beattie as Queen’s Counsel with effect from early next year. Arrangements have been made to allow those receiving the title to use it from March 2021, the time the ceremony would normally have taken place, but which has been postponed because of the current pandemic.
Commenting on all the new silk appointments, Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland QC said: ‘The award of QC is a tremendous achievement, made even more impressive against the additional challenges we have all faced this year.’
Called in 1986, Sharon joined Chambers as a pupil and has spent her entire career at New Park Court. She is currently Head of chambers’ growing regulatory team and a senior criminal specialist. She acts in many serious, sensitive and high-profile criminal cases, including homicides and regulatory cases as well as appellate work. She has particular interest and expertise in medico-legal issues across both disciplines.
Commenting on her appointment Robert Smith QC, Head of Chambers, said: “New Park Court Chambers continues our tradition of having among our members a strong core of high-quality practitioners and Queen’s Counsel. We are delighted to be able to add a practitioner of Sharon Beattie’s ability and with her breadth of practice, to our list of Silks. Sharon’s appointment reflects our ongoing commitment to the development of the practices of our junior members and Sharon adds to the unrivalled strength and depth of our Silks’ team.”
Sharon will become the eleventh silk in active practice at New Park Court Chambers.