Queen's Counsel

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Robert Smith QC
Year of Call: 1971 QC: 1986

I was Called to the Bar in 1971 and commenced practice on the North Eastern Circuit at 5 King's Bench Walk. These chambers had produced many 'high...

Alistair MacDonald QC
Year of Call: 1983 QC: 2000

Alistair Macdonald QC prosecutes and defends in the most serious crime cases including murder and serious drugs offences including industrial scale...

Simon Jackson QC
Year of Call: 1982 QC: 2003

Simon Jackson QC is regularly instructed in serious criminal cases, principally homicide, regulatory cases, (including corporate manslaughter),...

Dafydd Enoch QC
Year of Call: 1985 QC: 2008

Dafydd is instructed in the Prosecution and defence of heavyweight crime of all types; professional disciplinary/regulatory. He regularly appears...

Robert Woodcock QC

Robert Woodcock QC
Year of Call: 1978 QC: 2009

Robert Woodcock QC, known by many as Bertie, was born in 1953, called to the Bar in 1978 having been educated in Cheltenham and Bristol, and took Silk...

Paul Greaney QC
Year of Call: 1993 QC: 2010

Scope of Practice Serious crime, principally financial crime homicide and organised crime, including crime with an international and/or terrorism...

Nicholas Lumley QC
Year of Call: 1992 QC: 2012

Nicholas Lumley QC is a specialist criminal and regulatory law advocate. His expertise covers cases involving Homicide, Serious fraud, Drug...

Andrew Bowen QC
Year of Call: 1997 QC: 2012 (Scotland)

Andy Bowen QC read law at Oxford and London Universities and practices both in England and in Scotland where he took silk in 2012. He became a Fellow...

Jason Pitter QC
Year of Call: 1994 QC: 2014

Jason was called to the Bar in 1994 and commenced pupillage in Chambers in 1995 and became a member in 1996 practicing initially in general crime,...

Timothy Hartley
Year of Call: 1970

Timothy Hartley, in practice since 1972, is a skilled lawyer and advocate of wide experience, numerate and quick to find the heart of a case. Although...

Michael Hodson
Year of Call: 1977

Michael Hodson was called to the Bar in 1977, soon demonstrating he is a formidable criminal advocate for both sides with a great facility with...

Jamie Adams
Year of Call: 1978

Jamie is a highly successful criminal defence practitioner and has been involved in numerous difficult and complex cases of all types throughout a...

Peter Schofield
Year of Call: 1982

Peter Schofield specialises in criminal work and has a flourishing practice in defence work in and around Newcastle. He has been instructed to defend...

Ian Brook

Ian Brook
Year of Call: 1983

As an Ag. Puisne Judge in Trinidad, Ian tried 11 capital murder cases. Of 34 years call, he now defends and prosecutes general crime, specialising in...

Nicholas Mason
Year of Call: 1984

Sharon Beattie

Sharon Beattie
Year of Call: 1986

Sharon is consistently rated as a leading individual by Chambers Directory and comments include: "...a real top class performer…she’s seen and...

Stephen Uttley

Stephen Uttley
Year of Call: 1984

Stephen Uttley was called to the bar in 1984. He defends exclusively in serious crime. He will fight unfalteringly on behalf of his clients and has an...

Alec Burns
Year of Call: 1988

Alec practices exclusively in crime, and is based in Newcastle. Alec prosecutes and defends in the all types of criminal cases. Most of his work tends...

Nick Cartmell
Year of Call: 1990

Nick's practice is exclusively defence based and he is regularly instructed in both legally aided and private matters including Murder, Fraud and Rape...

Ashley Tucker
Year of Call: 1990

Ashley Tucker is a civil practitioner in the chancery field with a particular practice in Wills, Probate and Property but still retains his interest...

Elyas Patel

Elyas Patel
Year of Call: 1991

Elyas is a former Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize Winner (London) and Gooderson Memorial Award Winner (University of Cambridge). He has been a member of...

Andrew Espley
Year of Call: 1993

Andrew defends and prosecutes serious criminal cases. Andrew has led for the Crown in a five week two handed murder. He has appeared on both sides in...

Valerie Sterling
Year of Call: 1981

Valerie Sterling was educated at Manchester High School for Girls and Manchester University. Called to the Bar in 1981, she did chancery and...

Gavin Doig
Year of Call: 1995

Gavin Doig was elected Head of Chambers (Newcastle) in February 2016. Gavin is a pre-eminent junior criminal counsel in Newcastle upon Tyne. In the...

Stuart Graham
Year of Call: 1995

Stuart has extensive experience practicing in the Crown Court including the higher level and complex cases of Drug Conspiracies, Complex Frauds,...

Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran
Year of Call: 1996

Thomas Moran practises in serious crime and professional regulatory work. He acts for the prosecution and defence but with an emphasis on defence...

Chris Smith
Year of Call: 1997

Chris Smith has twenty years of trial experience. In 2003, after spending his early practising years in London, he set about establishing himself...

Sally Terris
Year of Call: 1997

Sally's main area of practice is family law. She is known for her straightforward approach even in the most complex of family cases. A fearless cross...

Vincent Ward
Year of Call: 1998

Vincent was called to the bar in 1998 and has a Masters degree in mental health law. In his well-established criminal practice he accepts instructions...

Steven White
Year of Call: 1998

Steven has a commercial and chancery practice with additional niche areas of expertise in civil fraud and employment disputes especially in relation...

Christopher Rose
Year of Call: 1999

Christopher practises in high level, serious and complex crime. He is a hugely experienced trial advocate, appearing in criminal courts across the...

Franklyn Zakers
Year of Call: 1999

Franklyn Zakers is an experienced advocate specialising in family law and crime. He is known for his down to earth approach to clients and his calming...

Natalia Escoriza
Year of Call: 2002

Following her MSc in Social and Political Theory at Edinburgh University and a period of postgraduate tutoring and research, Natalia turned to law and...

Nicholas de la Poer
Year of Call: 2003

Nick specialises in criminal law and regulatory work. Described as "a silk in the making", "a phenomenal barrister", "wonderfully persuasive" and...

Lee Fish
Year of Call: 2003

Lee Fish prosecutes and defends serious crime. He is regularly involved in cases of homicide, serious sexual allegations and fraud. He is also...

Chloe Hudson
Year of Call: 2003

Chloe’s practice encompasses criminal and regulatory work. Her particular areas of specialism are include those cases with a medical aspect and...

Chloe Fairley
Year of Call: 2004

Chloe is an outstanding and persuasive advocate with an exceptional ability to put both professional and lay clients at ease. Chloe has built a strong...

Matthew Donkin
Year of Call: 2004

Matthew Donkin is a much sought-after barrister, trusted to conduct cases of gravity and complexity. His dedication to the preparation of his cases...

Barry Robson
Year of Call: 2004

Barry was originally a partner at a high profile solicitors’ practice in Newcastle. In 1994 he became the first Solicitor Advocate to regularly...

Jeremy Barton

Jeremy Barton
Year of Call: 2004

Jeremy joined chambers in 2015 having previously spent 10 years practising in London at 2 King’s Bench Walk. He specialises in criminal work,...

Paul Green

Paul Green
Year of Call: 2005

Paul had a career in the military before working as a Probation Officer, he was called to the bar in 2005, practising as a solicitor until joining...

James Normington

James Normington
Year of Call: 2005

James is an established Chancery and commercial practitioner. He brings together insightful understanding of the legal and factual aspects and makes...

Adam Birkby

Adam Birkby
Year of Call: 2006

Adam Birkby is a highly respected specialist in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law. Whether being led by the pre-eminent silks on circuit,...

Eleanor Fry
Year of Call: 2007

A tenacious advocate, Eleanor Fry deals with a broad range of complex and sensitive matters in the criminal and family jurisdictions, often with...

Ben Campbell
Year of Call: 2008

Ben Campbell joined New Park Court Chambers in 2009. Since then he has developed a significant practice with a focus on crime and regulatory work. A...

Nick Lane
Year of Call: 2008

Nick Lane is a specialist criminal advocate who defends and prosecutes in broadly equal measure. His practice includes the full range of criminal...

Graham O’Sullivan
Year of Call: 2009

Graham O'Sullivan was educated at City of London School, Cambridge University and City University, London. He was called to the bar in 2009, joining...

Nicoleta Alistari
Year of Call: 2009

Nicoleta has a common law practice with emphasis on crime. She prosecutes and defends in a wide range of cases including cases involving scientific...

James Gelsthorpe
Year of Call: 2009

James has been practising at the Bar since 2011. He prosecutes and defends in serious cases in the Crown Court, both on his own and as junior counsel...

Jessica Slaughter

Jessica Slaughter
Year of Call: 2009

Jessica is a specialist criminal barrister. She prosecutes as a level 3 CPS panel advocate and defends in complex criminal cases. Having prior...

Fiona Lamb

Fiona Lamb
Year of Call: 2010

Fiona completed a reduced pupillage at Farringdon Chambers in London under the supervision of Ian Henderson. Fiona began tenancy after only 9 months...

Peter Byrne
Year of Call: 2012

Peter has over 20 years' experience of conducting criminal cases before the courts, including the Court of Appeal, ranging from motoring to murder. He...

Felicity Hemlin
Year of Call: 2011

Felicity Hemlin has an established criminal and family law practice. She has experience both prosecuting and defending serious cases in the Crown...

Claire Anderson
Year of Call: 2011

Claire joined chambers in October 2013 upon the successful completion of her pupillage. She practices solely in Criminal Law. She is a junior...

Neil Jones
Year of Call: 1978

Neil Jones, born 1956, educated Bede School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Called Grays Inn 1978. Initially private practice Newcastle then 32...

Georgina Goring
Year of Call: 2012

Georgina Goring is a persuasive jury and professional tribunal advocate who has developed a successful practice in criminal,...

Mohammed Rafiq
Year of Call: 1980

Mohammed left the bar in 1988 to pursue a career as a solicitor. He developed his own successful practice having offices in Leeds, Bradford and...

Richard Holland
Year of Call: 2012

Richard Holland read law at St Anne's College, Oxford and studied at BPP Law School, Leeds. Called to the bar in 2012, he is a confident advocate who...

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson
Year of Call: 2005

Mark Robinson was called to the Bar in 2005 after completing the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Northumbria. Mark then worked as a...

Amy Levitt

Amy Levitt
Year of Call: 2015

Amy became a member of Chambers in April 2017 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Nicholas De La Poer. Prior to...

Joe Culley

Joe Culley
Year of Call: 2010

Joe became a member of Chambers in January 2018. Called to the Bar in 2010 Joe developed five years' experience of Civil advocacy in County Court...

Maryam Ahmad

Maryam Ahmad
Year of Call: 2013

Maryam completed her pupillage in Chambers under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. Prior to commencing pupillage, Maryam worked on...

John Hobley

John Hobley
Year of Call: 2015

John became a member of Chambers in September 2017 having successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Lee Fish.

Ryan Donoghue

Ryan Donoghue
Year of Call: 2015

Ryan is currently undertaking his second six pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, civil and family matters.

Danielle Gilmour

Danielle Gilmour
Year of Call: 2017

Danielle is currently undertaking her second six pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, civil and family matters.

Peter Wilcock QC

Peter Wilcock QC
Year of Call: 1988 QC: 2012

Peter Wilcock's practice encompasses criminal defence (including appeals against conviction/sentence and applications to the both the Criminal Cases...

Dapinder Singh QC

Dapinder Singh QC
Year of Call: 2000 QC: 2017

Dapinder Singh has expertise and vast experience in dealing with complex frauds and serious crime. He has a very busy practice and is in demand by...

Jeremy Phillips QC

Jeremy Phillips QC
Year of Call: 2004 QC: 2018

As a leading solicitor / partner in two international law firms, turned barrister, Jeremy now represents companies, as well as government departments,...

Natalie Wortley

Natalie Wortley
Year of Call: 1999

Natalie specialises in criminal law and has a mixed prosecution and defence practice. Her main areas of interest are the proceeds of crime, young...

Emma Piasecki

Emma Piasecki
Year of Call: 2001

Ruth Cranidge
Year of Call: 2001

Ruth specialises in criminal and regulatory law and was called to the bar in 2001. Possessing a professional and self-assured court presence, Ruth is...

Elizabeth Tiarks
Year of Call: 2005

Having been called to the bar, Liz worked as a sub-editor for LexisNexis on Simon's Tax Cases. She then joined the Solicitor's Office of HM Revenue...

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