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. His particular strength...

Simon Jackson QC
Year of Call: 1982 QC: 2003

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

Dafydd Enoch QC
Year of Call: 1985 QC: 2008

Dafydd Enoch QC is regularly instructed in the most serious criminal cases for the defence and Prosecution. He is also instructed in family law,...

Robert Woodcock QC

Robert Woodcock QC
Year of Call: 1978 QC: 2009

Robert Woodcock QC, known by many as Bertie, was called to the Bar in 1978 and took Silk in 2009. He is a "through and through" criminal law advocate...

Paul Greaney QC
Year of Call: 1993 QC: 2010

Paul Greaney QC specialises in public inquiries and inquests, serious crime, regulatory crime and professional discipline. He is recommended in the...

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...

Jason Pitter QC
Year of Call: 1994 QC: 2014

Jason Pitter QC 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 QC
Year of Call: 1991 QC: 2017

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

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

Between 2015 and 2020, as a junior, Nick was instructed in a significant number of cases involving crimes of homicide or in which fatalities had...

Sharon Beattie QC
Year of Call: 1986 QC: 2021

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

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...

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 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...

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 was called to the bar in 1991 and after a broad common law practice, (including personal injury, family, Immigration and employment) Elyas now...

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
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...

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...

David Povall

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 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 busy 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

Since joining New Park Court Chambers in 2012 James has earned a reputation as a highly skilled and effective criminal and regulatory lawyer.   He...

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...

Fiona Lamb
Year of Call: 2010

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

Joe Culley
Year of Call: 2010

Joe Culley became a member of Chambers in January 2018 and has established a busy criminal practice on the North Eastern Circuit. Called in 2010,...

Claire Anderson
Year of Call: 2011

Claire Anderson is a junior criminal practitioner, who prosecutes and defends.  She is known for her thorough preparation and friendly, common sense...

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

Jade Bucklow
Year of Call: 2012

Jade accepts instructions in a wide range of areas, including Crime and Regulatory. Called in 2012 Jade undertook a mixed crime and civil pupillage...

Georgina Goring
Year of Call: 2012

Georgina is an outstanding and persuasive advocate.  Georgina is well known for her personable nature, attention to detail and her ability to manage...

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...

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 is developing a strong...

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

Prior to joining Chambers, Amy graduated with a first class honours from the University of Sheffield in 2014. She also received a distinction in...

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 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 is an experienced court and tribunal advocate with a keen eye for detail and a personable nature that enables him to easily engage with clients...

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...

Jemima Stephenson

Jemima Stephenson
Year of Call: 2018

Jemima joined New Park Court in March 2020. She was previously a Tenant at Zenith Chambers, having successfully completed pupillage there. Jemima...

Marte Alnaes

Marte Alnaes
Year of Call: 2018

Marte Alnaes accepts instructions in wide range of areas, including Crime, Regulatory, Civil and Family. Marte commenced her pupillage at New Park...

Benjamin Whittingham

Benjamin Whittingham
Year of Call: 2018

Ben completed pupillage under the supervision of Adam Birkby in September 2020 and now accepts instructions across all aspects of common law. He...

Oliver Connor

Oliver Connor
Year of Call: 2017

Oliver accepts instructions in Criminal and Civil proceedings.  Please contact the clerks for further information.

Peter Wilcock QC

Peter Wilcock QC
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 QC

Rossano Scamardella QC
Year of Call: 1998 QC: 2018

Rossano Scamardella QC took Silk in 2018, having gained a reputation for meticulous preparation, impeccable judgment and fearless advocacy, whether...

Dapinder Singh QC

Dapinder Singh QC
Year of Call: 2000 QC: 2017

Dapinder Singh QC 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
Year of Call: 2004 QC: 2018

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

Natalie Wortley

Natalie Wortley
Year of Call: 1999

Natalie Wortley specialises in criminal law, procedure and evidence. She undertook pupillage with us in Newcastle in 1999 and joined as a tenant in...

Emma Piasecki

Emma Piasecki
Year of Call: 2001

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

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 aspects...

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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