New Park Court Chambers at Newcastle Crown Court

31st Dec 2014

Nicholas Lumley QC, leading Adam Birkby, successfully prosecuted Jess and Jack Ryan at Newcastle Crown Court. After nearly 3 weeks of evidence the jury convicted both defendants of murder. The...

Paul Greaney QC at Leeds Crown Court

22nd Dec 2014

On the 15th December 2014, Paul Greaney QC. appeared on behalf of Martin Bell, whose plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was accepted by the prosecution. The...

Chris Smith and James Gelsthorpe prosecute sham marriage case

15th Dec 2014

Chris Smith and James Gelsthorpe have secured convictions of four individuals involved in a sophisticated conspiracy to breach immigration law. Sham marriages had been arranged for a number of...

Adam Birkby successfully defends direct access client

27th Nov 2014

Adam Birkby represented the chief executive of a prominent local company at Kirklees Magistrates' Court. He successfully advanced an exceptional hardship argument thereby ensuring that his client...

Samuel Green at Leeds Crown Court

14th Nov 2014

Samuel Green today attended on the sentence of James Johnson, the driver of a minibus in the M62 hen party crash which caused the death of one woman and injured several others. Mr Johnson pleaded...

Radmacher and post nuptial agreements

12th Nov 2014

Valerie Sterling has recently drafted a post-nuptial agreement taking into consideration the Supreme Court decision in Radmacher (2010) UKSC 42. The need for a post-nuptial agreement arose because...

Matthew Donkin at Leeds Crown Court

5th Nov 2014

Matthew Donkin acting alone, has successfully prosecuted a gang of professional thieves involved in a car ringing conspiracy. Over a three month period, the conspirators stole over £300k worth of...

New Park Court highly recommended in Chambers & Partners 2015

3rd Nov 2014

New Park Court is delighted to announce that we are highly recommended for Crime, Financial Crime, Health and Safety, Professional Discipline and Sports Law in the new edition of Chambers and Partners...

Paul Greaney QC prosecutes the murderer of schoolteacher Ann Maguire

3rd Nov 2014

Paul Greaney QC today concluded the case of William Cornick, the schoolboy who murdered his Spanish teacher, Mrs Ann Maguire at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on the 28th April 2014. The...

Simon Phillips QC instructed by the GMC in judicial review proceedings

31st Oct 2014

Simon Phillips QC represented the General Medical Council, responding to an application by a consultant gynaecologist for permission to apply for judicial review of a decision by the Assistant...

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