Ryan Donoghue instructed by the Care Quality Commission in its first prosecution of a local authority

11th Dec 2019

Ryan Donoghue was instructed by the CQC in its first prosecution of a local authority. Derbyshire County Council was charged with failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in avoidable harm...

Robert Smith QC and Matthew Donkin in successful prosecution of mother and her partner for the killing of Mia Gregson

28th Nov 2019

Following a trial lasting for eight weeks before Mr. Justice Goss at Sheffield Crown Court, Jonathan Garner was convicted of the murder of the twenty-three month old child and her mother, Samantha...

Paul Greaney QC gives keynote speech at the NPCC National Conference

18th Nov 2019

Between the 4th and 6th November 2019, the Homicide Working Group of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) held its national conference. Paul Greaney Q.C. gave the keynote speech....

Official Secrets, film featuring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes released at cinemas – Paul Greaney QC Legal Adviser

21st Oct 2019

On 18th October 2019, “Official Secrets”, the film based on the life of whistleblower Katharine Gun who leaked a memo detailing that the United States had eavesdropped on diplomats from...

Simply “Superb”

14th Oct 2019

Chambers and Partners 2020 includes no fewer than 19 references to New Park Court members and the most frequently used adjective to describe them is ‘superb’. Robert Smith QC maintains his top...

Paul Greaney QC concludes trial of teenage bomb maker

1st Oct 2019

Kieran Cleary was 15 when he espoused right-wing views, praised Adolf Hitler and attempted to manufacture a CO2 bomb. Following a trial in April and May 2019, he was convicted of manufacturing an...

Paul Greaney QC represents international company in ICO prosecution

1st Oct 2019

On 1st October 2019, the prosecution offered no evidence against an international company facing data protection charges. The case against other defendants, including the Managing Director of the...

New Park Court retains Tier 1 ranking in the Legal 500

1st Oct 2019

The latest edition of the Legal 500 sees New Park Court retaining its status as a Tier 1 set on the North Eastern Circuit. Viewed as 'very highly regarded by clients: it works together to...

Sharon Beattie in successful prosecution of Sunderland Racial Hatred Case

27th Sep 2019

Following a four week trial at Newcastle Crown Court, the Defendant, William Charlton was convicted of  five offences of stirring up racial hatred. The offences arose as a result of a series of...

The way we live now? – Tackling unacceptable behaviour

27th Sep 2019

Sharon Beattie, along with Sam Mercer at  the Bar Council, are looking for ways to ensure the safety of practitioners in what appears to be an increasingly hostile world. Sharon’s article is...

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