King's Counsel



Door Tenants & Academic Members

Robert Smith KC
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 KC
Year of Call: 1983 QC: 2000

Alistair Macdonald KC prosecutes and defends in the most serious crime cases, including murder and serious drugs offences. His particular strength...

Simon Jackson KC
Year of Call: 1982 QC: 2003

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

Paul Greaney KC
Year of Call: 1993 QC: 2010

Paul Greaney KC specialises in serious crime, public inquiries and inquests, regulatory crime and professional discipline. For many years he has...

Nicholas Lumley KC
Year of Call: 1992 QC: 2012

Nicholas Lumley KC is a specialist criminal and regulatory law advocate. His expertise covers cases involving homicide, serious fraud, drug...

Jason Pitter KC
Year of Call: 1994 QC: 2014

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

Simon Kealey KC
Year of Call: 1991 QC: 2017

Simon Kealey KC is an extremely popular and personable advocate who enjoys a busy practice concentrating on criminal and regulatory law. Simon’s...

Nicholas de la Poer KC
Year of Call: 2003 QC: 2020

Nicholas de la Poer KC specialises in criminal law and regulatory work. He is described as "a good operator" and "phenomenal barrister". Since...

Sharon Beattie KC
Year of Call: 1986 QC: 2021

Sharon Beattie KC acts in complex cases involving scientific, pathological and medical evidence. As well as cases of Homicide (both Prosecuting and...

Tom Storey KC
Year of Call: 1993 QC: 2024

Tom Storey KC is regularly recommended as a leading individual for criminal law in legal directories. He both prosecutes and defends, and is...

Neil Jones
Year of Call: 1978

Neil Jones initially had a private practice in Newcastle, then 32 years as military lawyer. US Army JAG School 1989. RCDS 2008. MA Kings College...

Valerie Sterling
Year of Call: 1981

Valerie Sterling is Head of the Family Team and has a strong reputation for representing her clients with skill, determination, and sensitivity. ...

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...

Ian Brook
Year of Call: 1983

As a former Ag. High Court Judge in Trinidad & Tobago, Ian tried 11 capital murder cases. He now conducts all manner of criminal cases, for the...

Nicholas Mason
Year of Call: 1984

Nicholas Mason is an experienced barrister, with extensive experience in a wide variety of complex, serious and multi-disciplinary claims.

Stephen Uttley

Stephen Uttley
Year of Call: 1984

Stephen Uttley defends exclusively in serious crime. He will fight unfalteringly on behalf of his clients and has an exhaustive list of cases of...

Nick Cartmell
Year of Call: 1990

Nick Cartmell is a senior criminal practitioner, specialising in defending serious crime. Nick is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and has...

Ashley Tucker
Year of Call: 1990

Ashley Tucker is a civil practitioner with a particular preference for Wills, Probate and Property but still retains an interest in Commercial Law,...

Elyas Patel

Elyas Patel
Year of Call: 1991

Elyas Patel now practises exclusively in criminal law, after a broad common law practice (including Personal Injury, Family, Immigration and...

Andrew Espley
Year of Call: 1993

Andrew Espley both defends and prosecutes serious criminal cases. Andrew has appeared on both sides in five attempted murders over two years. He...

Stuart Graham
Year of Call: 1995

Stuart Graham has extensive experience in complex cases of drug conspiracies, complex frauds, violent disorders and firearms.

Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran
Year of Call: 1996

From 1997-2018, Thomas practised in Criminal Law, prosecuting and defending the full range of criminal work including serious sexual offences,...

Geraldine Kelly
Year of Call: 1996

Geraldine Kelly is an experienced and extremely able criminal practitioner, who manages a well-balanced practice, consisting of both defence and...

Sally Terris
Year of Call: 1997

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

Vincent Ward
Year of Call: 1998

Vincent Ward has a well-established criminal practice. He accepts instructions in all types of cases, including complex cases and those of the utmost...

Christopher Rose
Year of Call: 1999

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

David Povall
Year of Call: 2000

David Povall is a specialist criminal practitioner, having spent his entire career to date appearing both for the Crown and the defence across the...

Natalia Escoriza
Year of Call: 2002

Natalia Escoriza specialises in family law and undertakes all aspects of family work. Following her MSc in Social and Political Theory at Edinburgh...

Lee Fish
Year of Call: 2003

Lee Fish is recommended in the leading directories as "an exceptional barrister" who is "very bright and very able". Lee's practice covers the...

Chloe Hudson
Year of Call: 2003

Chloe Hudson's practice encompasses criminal and regulatory work. Her particular areas of specialism are cases with a medical aspect and sexual...

Jessica Strange
Year of Call: 2003

Jessica Strange is a specialist criminal practitioner who has a well balanced practice defending and prosecuting in all types of criminal cases. She...

Chloe Fairley
Year of Call: 2004

Chloe Fairley is an outstanding and persuasive advocate, with an exceptional ability to put both professional and lay clients at ease. She has...

Matthew Donkin
Year of Call: 2004

Matthew Donkin is trusted to conduct cases of gravity and complexity, and is recognised for his ability to manage demanding evidence and legal issues....

David Outterside

David Outterside
Year of Call: 2004

David has been involved in complex, sensitive and serious cases across the Country over the past decade.  A heavyweight criminal practitioner with a...

Jeremy Barton
Year of Call: 2004

Jeremy Barton specialises in criminal work, predominantly defending. He is frequently instructed on both a private and publicly funded basis in the...

James Normington

James Normington
Year of Call: 2005

James Normington is an established chancery and commercial practitioner. He brings together insightful understanding of the legal and factual...

Susannah Proctor
Year of Call: 2005

Susannah Proctor is an outstanding and passionate advocate; she is regularly instructed in a range of serious and complex cases including sexual...

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

Eleanor Fry deals with a broad range of complex and sensitive matters in the criminal and family jurisdictions and before regulatory/disciplinary...

Ben Campbell
Year of Call: 2008

Ben Campbell has developed a significant practice with a focus on crime and regulatory work. A CPS Level 4 Prosecutor, Ben both defends and...

Nick Lane
Year of Call: 2008

Nick Lane is a busy and highly regarded specialist criminal advocate who regularly appears in the most serious cases including those of murder,...

Graham O’Sullivan
Year of Call: 2009

Graham O'Sullivan has established a busy practice both prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court. He is a Level 3 Prosecutor and, since 2015,...

Nicoleta Alistari
Year of Call: 2009

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

Jessica Slaughter
Year of Call: 2009

Jessica Slaughter is a specialist criminal barrister. She prosecutes as a level 4 CPS panel advocate and defends in complex criminal cases. Having...

Amber Walker
Year of Call: 2010

Amber Walker deals with a range of matters across the Criminal and Regulatory disciplines. She is known for her ability to engage, reassure and...

Fiona Lamb
Year of Call: 2010

Fiona Lamb only accepts instructions for the defence and has developed a very busy practice. Fiona completed a reduced pupillage at Farringdon...

Joe Culley
Year of Call: 2010

Joe Culley has established a busy criminal practice on the North Eastern Circuit. Called in 2010, Joe developed five years’ experience of Civil...

Claire Anderson
Year of Call: 2011

Claire Anderson is a junior criminal practitioner, who prosecutes and defends, both on her own and as junior counsel. Claire is routinely...

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...

Jade Bucklow
Year of Call: 2012

Jade Bucklow accepts instructions in a wide range of areas, including professional discipline, regulatory, inquests and inquiries and crime. Called...

Georgina Goring
Year of Call: 2012

Georgina Goring specialises in professional discipline, inquests and inquiries and crime. Georgina is recognised by the Legal 500 as a Leading...

Peter Byrne
Year of Call: 2012

Peter Byrne has almost 30 years' experience of conducting criminal cases before the courts, including the Court of Appeal, ranging from motoring...

Richard Holland
Year of Call: 2012

Richard Holland is an advocate who appears in cases of significant legal and factual complexity. At ease with professional and lay clients alike, he...

Maryam Ahmad
Year of Call: 2013

Maryam Ahmad is developing a strong criminal, regulatory and family law practice and building a reputation as a thorough and determined advocate. ...

Ashleigh Metcalfe
Year of Call: 2014

Ashleigh Metcalfe has developed a strong criminal law practice that belies her level of Call. Having been appointed as a Grade 4 prosecutor at 7...

Amy Levitt
Year of Call: 2015

Amy Levitt regularly undertakes instructions in complex public and private law family proceedings. Amy has been a member of chambers since April...

Emma Hughes
Year of Call: 2015

Emma Hughes specialises in criminal, family and civil law matters. Emma has experience representing both claimants and defendants in a variety of...

John Hobley
Year of Call: 2015

John Hobley has established a practice in criminal, family and regulatory work. His family practice spans both public and private Children Act...

Ryan Donoghue
Year of Call: 2015

Ryan Donoghue is an experienced court and tribunal advocate with a personable nature that enables him to easily engage with clients and ensure the...

Danielle Gilmour
Year of Call: 2017

Danielle Gilmour accepts instructions in a range of crime and civil work, and is developing a strong regulatory practice. Danielle joined New Park...

Oliver Connor
Year of Call: 2017

Oliver Connor accepts instructions in a number of areas including Crime and Regulatory. Oliver commenced pupillage at New Park Court Chambers in...

Ian Cook
Year of Call: 2018

Ian Cook has dealt with a number of serious trials including arson with intent to endanger life, serious violence and high value dishonesty. He has...

Jemima Stephenson
Year of Call: 2018

Jemima Stephenson practises in Crime and regularly appears for both Prosecution and Defence in the Crown Court and Magistrates' Court. Jemima...

Marte Alnaes
Year of Call: 2018

Marte Alnaes accepts instructions in a wide range of areas, including Crime, Regulatory, Civil and Family. Marte completed her pupillage under the...

Benjamin Whittingham
Year of Call: 2018

Benjamin Whittingham accepts instructions across all aspects of common law. Ben completed pupillage under the supervision of Adam Birkby in...

Gabrielle Wilks
Year of Call: 2019

Gabrielle Wilks accepts instructions in criminal, family, civil and regulatory matters. Gabrielle joined Chambers following the completion of her...

Daisy Wrigley
Year of Call: 2019

Daisy Wrigley is currently undertaking her second six in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, family and civil matters. Daisy commenced...

Peter Wilcock KC

Peter Wilcock KC
Year of Call: 1988 QC: 2012

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

Rossano Scamardella KC

Rossano Scamardella KC
Year of Call: 1998 QC: 2018

Rossano Scamardella KC has gained a reputation for meticulous preparation, impeccable judgment and fearless advocacy, whether defending or...

Michael Brady KC
Year of Call: 1992 QC: 2020

Michael Brady KC has been instructed to both prosecute and defend in a number of high-profile murder cases, including R v Skana a case that concerned...

Jason Hill

Jason Hill
Year of Call: 1995

Jason Hill is presently a civil litigator in the chambers of His Majesty’s Procureur (i.e. Attorney General) engaged in preparing and conducting...

Rachel Shenton

Rachel Shenton
Year of Call: 1993

Rachel Shenton is an experienced criminal advocate practising exclusively in crime and is regularly instructed by both the prosecution and defence in...

Emma Piasecki

Emma Piasecki
Year of Call: 2001

Emma Piasecki specialises in criminal law, procedure and evidence. Emma undertook pupillage with New Park Court Chambers in Newcastle in 2001 and...

Ruth Cranidge
Year of Call: 2001

Ruth Cranidge specialises in criminal and regulatory law. Possessing a professional and self-assured court presence, Ruth is instructed in all...

Dr Elizabeth Tiarks
Year of Call: 2003

Dr Elizabeth Tiarks specialises in criminal law and regulatory law. Elizabeth undertook pupillage at New Park Court Chambers in Newcastle and was...

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