New Park Court team prosecutes the single biggest event of multiple murders ever investigated by West Yorkshire Police

8th Aug 2019

Alistair MacDonald QC and James Gelsthorpe, assisted by Mark Robinson, have successfully prosecuted Shahid Mohammed for the murder of eight people in a Huddersfield house fire in 2002 in a case which...

Alistair MacDonald QC and Jeremy Barton at Leeds Crown Court

21st Feb 2019

Alistair MacDonald QC leading Jeremy Barton secured a conviction for murder at Leeds Crown Court. There were no eye witnesses to the fatal assault which caused subdural and subarachnoid haemorrhages,...

Prosecution by Alistair MacDonald QC and Nick de la Poer listed in HMRC’s Top 10 cases of 2018

31st Dec 2018

Between January and March 2018 Alistair MacDonald QC and Nick de la Poer prosecuted Operation Backbar, an investigation by HMRC which spanned nearly 6 years into the business affairs of Jason Butler....

Chambers and Partners: New Park Court ranked a Band 1 set on the North Eastern Circuit

1st Nov 2018

New Park Court is pleased to announce our ranking as a Band 1 set in the Chambers and Partners directory for 2019.  Our members are highly recommended across our key practice areas of Crime,...

Legal 500: New Park Court is ranked in the top tier of leading sets on the North Eastern Circuit

31st Oct 2018

New Park Court is delighted to announce that 17 members of Chambers have been listed in the latest edition of the Legal 500.  Chambers collectively continues to be recognised as a leading set. ...

Members of New Park Court Chambers remain at the top in the latest legal rankings

3rd Nov 2017

The newly published Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide have cemented our status the leading set on the North Eastern Circuit and the home of many of the most eminent practitioners, and...

82 year old defendant acquitted following a death by dangerous driving trial

9th Feb 2017

Alistair MacDonald QC represented the defendant accused of causing death by dangerous or careless driving. The defendant was alleged to have mistaken the accelerator for a brake pedal and killed a...

Alistair MacDonald QC at Birmingham Crown Court

26th Oct 2016

Alistair MacDonald QC yesterday secured an acquittal of a barrister accused of perverting the course of justice whilst representing a client. The trial was heard at Birmingham Crown Court.

New Park Court Chambers remains on top

2nd Nov 2015

We are delighted to announce New Park Court Chambers has been ranked, once again, a top tier (Band 1) set in 2016 Chambers & Partners Directory. Chambers houses a growing team of Queen's...

Paul Greaney QC, Jason Pitter QC and Amanda Rippon at the Bar Conference

20th Oct 2015

The 30th Annual Bar Conference took place in London this weekend, under the chairmanship of Alistair MacDonald QC. Paul Greaney QC spoke on anonymity for child defendants convicted of serious offences...

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