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New Park Court Chambers – ‘a well respected and dynamic Chambers’ retains Tier 1 status in Legal 500 2023


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.

Described as a A strong set.’ And A first-class set.’

For Crime

No fewer than 7 of chambers silks are recommended with 5 as leading silks including Robert Smith KC, Paul Greaney KC, Alistair Macdonald KC, and Nicholas Lumley KC.

Simon Kealey KC and Nicholas de la Poer KC are also ranked.

A number of juniors are also recognised in this area. Tom Storey as leading junior with Adam Birkby, Geraldine Kelly as tier 2 and Chloe Hudson and Eleanor Fry as tier 3 along with James Gelsthorpe as a new addition this year.

For Business and Regulatory Crime 

Paul Greaney KC leads the way as tier 1 silk. ‘Paul is very clever, very eminent and impressive, but also personable. He is a great communicator who instils confidence in those who instruct him, and he is a trusted adviser.’

Nicholas de la Poer KC is described as ‘technically excellent and his knowledge is extensive. His advice is always clear and easy to understand, and he builds a great rapport with clients. An extremely talented and respected advocate who commands the court room.’

Adam Birkby is recognised ‘Adam has excellent knowledge of health and safety law, practices and regulation. A compelling advocate in the courtroom.’

Ryan Donoghue is a new addition as a leading junior known as ‘A hard working and calm barrister. Ryan is extremely knowledgeable about healthcare law, very efficient and well-liked by judges.’

For Inquests and Inquiries

The leading silks in this category are Paul Greaney KC and Nicholas de la Poer KC. Both have 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. Both are instructed on the upcoming Covid Inquiry.

Paul Greaney KC is described as ‘An incredibly intelligent silk who inspires confidence in lay clients. He has the ability to make any issue appear straightforward and is very attuned to the needs and feelings of bereaved families. A highly impressive advocate.’

Georgina Goring, a new addition to this category, is recognised in this field as a leading junior.

For Family

Valerie Sterling continues to lead the family team at New Park Court and is recognised as a leading junior being described as having ‘a razor-sharp intellect and superb advocacy skills. She is tenacious and willing to fight to the very end on cases. Very detailed and thorough in her work.’

Sally Terris is also recognised as a leading junior for divorce and financial remedy.

For Professional Disciplinary Law

Adam Birkby leading junior is known as having ‘excellent tactical understanding and easily establishes a rapport with clients.’

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


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

Simon Kealey KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2017

Nicholas de la Poer KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2020

Valerie Sterling

Call 1981

Geraldine Kelly

Call 1996

Sally Terris

Call 1997

Chloe Hudson

Call 2003

Adam Birkby

Call 2006

Eleanor Fry

Call 2007

Georgina Goring

Call 2012

Ryan Donoghue

Call 2015

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