Chris Smith appointed Circuit Judge

18th Oct 2021

New Park Court Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment to the Circuit Bench of Chris Smith with immediate effect. HH Judge Smith is well known as a personable and charming lawyer and...

Regional Set of the Year – Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

1st Sep 2021

We are pleased to announce that New Park Court Chambers has been nominated as regional set of the year in the forthcoming Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards. The nomination reflects Chambers’...

Alistair MacDonald QC secures the acquittal of an 84-year-old farmer charged with causing death by careless driving

26th Aug 2021

Alistair MacDonald QC, instructed by Nathan Buckley of Kennedys of Manchester, recently secured the acquittal of an 84-year-old farmer charged with causing death by careless driving.  The defendant...

Geraldine Kelly prosecutes Doctor convicted of poisoning his partner in exorcism rituals

9th Aug 2021

John Elvidge QC and Geraldine Kelly prosecuted Dr. Hossam Metwally, an anaesthetist based at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. Over the course of 4 years, he repeatedly administered...

New Park Court Team instrumental in overturning acquittal for murder and securing convictions 21 years later.

17th Jun 2021

A team of barristers from New Park Court Chambers represented the prosecution in the trial of Gary Allen for the murder of two women, 21 years apart. Allen had been tried and acquitted in 2000 of...

Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry publishes volume 1 of report.

17th Jun 2021

The Chairman of the Manchester Arena Inquiry has published Volume 1 of his Report into the terrorist attack which took place on 22nd May 2017.  Between September and December 2020 the Inquiry heard...

Chambers Welcomes New Tenants.

16th Jun 2021

New Park Court is pleased to announce that Jemima Stephenson, Ben Whittingham and Marte Alnaes have all recently accepted invitations to become full members of Chambers. Jemima joined Chambers from...

Chloe Hudson prosecutes organised crime gang sentenced to 56 years in prison.

15th Jun 2021

Chloe Hudson successfully prosecutes two organised crime gangs responsible for multiple burglaries across North and West Yorkshire, sentenced to a total of 56 years in prison. ...

Tribute to Sir Harry Ognall QC, 9th January 1934 -13th April 2021, by Robert Smith QC

28th May 2021

Sir Harry Ognall will be remembered for his breadth of intellect and his exceptional ability to convey precision in both speech and in the written word, and absolute clarity of meaning in...

Jason Pitter QC and James Gelsthorpe secure convictions for the murder of Cole Kershaw

24th May 2021

Jason Pitter QC and James Gelsthorpe, instructed by the CPS Complex Casework Unit in Manchester, successfully prosecuted three men for the shooting of Cole Kershaw on 12 August 2020 and another man...

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