Juniors

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, and soon demonstrated that he's a formidable criminal advocate for both sides with a great facility with...

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...

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
Year of Call: 1983

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

Nicholas Mason
Year of Call: 1984

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...

Sharon Beattie
Year of Call: 1986

Sharon Beattie acts in many serious, sensitive and high profile criminal cases, including homicides and regulatory cases as well as appellate work....

Alec Burns
Year of Call: 1988

Alec Burns practices exclusively in crime. He prosecutes and defends in the all types of criminal cases. Most of his work tends to be with the most...

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 in the chancery field, with a particular expertise in Wills, Probate and Property, but still retains his...

Elyas Patel

Elyas Patel
Year of Call: 1991

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

Andrew Espley
Year of Call: 1993

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

Tom Storey

Tom Storey
Year of Call: 1993

One of the most highly-regarded juniors on the North Eastern Circuit, Tom has been regularly recommended as a leading individual for criminal law in...

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

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...

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...

Chris Smith
Year of Call: 1997

Chris Smith is a very well-known and highly-respected member of the North Eastern Circuit. He regularly appears in the more serious and complex cases...

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 cross...

Vincent Ward
Year of Call: 1998

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

Steven White
Year of Call: 1998

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

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...

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 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 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. Chloe has...

Matthew Donkin
Year of Call: 2004

Matthew Donkin is a much sought-after barrister, trusted to conduct cases of gravity and complexity and recognised for his expertise in handling...

Barry Robson
Year of Call: 2004

Barry was called to the Bar in 2004, since when he has developed a considerable practice for both Prosecution and Defence. Barry Robson was...

Jeremy Barton
Year of Call: 2004

Jeremy Barton specialises in criminal work, predominantly defending and has a wealth of experience defending the most serious of criminal matters. ...

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 aspects...

Susannah Proctor
Year of Call: 2005

Susannah has 14 years experience in criminal defence work having been a solicitor and partner at large regional practice before joining Chambers in...

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 has developed a significant practice with a focus on crime and regulatory work. A CPS Level 3 Prosecutor, Ben both defends and prosecutes...

Nick Lane
Year of Call: 2008

Nick Lane is a specialist criminal advocate who defends and prosecutes in broadly equal measure. His practice covers 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 those involving scientific...

James Gelsthorpe
Year of Call: 2009

James became a member of Chambers in 2012 and has earned a reputation as a highly skilled and effective criminal and regulatory lawyer.  He is...

Jessica Slaughter
Year of Call: 2009

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

Fiona Lamb

Fiona Lamb
Year of Call: 2010

Fiona Lamb only accepts instructions for the defence and she has developed a very busy practice. Fiona goes above and beyond for her clients. She is...

Joe Culley
Year of Call: 2010

Joe Culley became a member of Chambers in January 2018 and enjoys a mixed practice with a balance of Civil and Criminal work. Called in 2010, Joe...

Claire Anderson
Year of Call: 2011

Claire Anderson is a junior practitioner who has a particular focus on criminal law. Claire has experience of being a ‘led-junior’ in a number...

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...

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...

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

Peter Byrne
Year of Call: 2012

Peter Byrne has over 20 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 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
Year of Call: 2005

Mark Robinson was called to the Bar in 2005, after completing the Bar Vocational Course. Mark then worked as a self-employed advocate in courts around...

Ashleigh Metcalfe
Year of Call: 2014

Since joining Circuit in 2016, Ashleigh Metcalfe has developed a strong criminal law practice that belies her level of Call. She has experience in...

Amy Levitt
Year of Call: 2015

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

Maryam Ahmad

Maryam Ahmad
Year of Call: 2013

Maryam joined Chambers following the completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. She has started to build a...

John Hobley

John Hobley
Year of Call: 2015

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

Ryan Donoghue
Year of Call: 2015

Ryan became a tenant at New Park Court Chambers in September 2018, having successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Chris Smith....

Danielle Gilmour
Year of Call: 2017

Joined New Park Court in 2018 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Chloe Fairley. Danielle accepts instructions in a range...

Ian Cook
Year of Call: 2018

Ian Cook specialises in Criminal Law and has represented defendants in numerous trials on indictment including serious violence, drugs conspiracies...

Emma Hughes

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...

Jemima Stephenson

Jemima Stephenson
Year of Call: 2018

Jemima was called to the Bar in 2018, and began a mixed common law pupillage in September 2018 at Zenith Chambers. Jemima became a Tenant at Zenith...

Marte Alnaes (Pupil)

Marte Alnaes (Pupil)
Year of Call: 2018

Marte is a pupil at New Park Court and accepts instructions in Crime, Civil and Family work.

Benjamin Whittingham (Pupil)

Benjamin Whittingham (Pupil)
Year of Call: 2018

Ben is a pupil at New Park Court and accepts instructions in Crime, Civil and Family work.

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