Alistair MacDonald QC and James Gelsthorpe in prosecution of moors murder

16th Dec 2021

Alistair MacDonald QC and James Gelsthorpe prosecuted Gol Ahmed Zazai for the murder of Najeebullah Nekzad, who was found strangled in his car, parked in a layby on the moors above Huddersfield in...

Alistair Macdonald QC secures conviction for murder of 16 month old baby

14th Dec 2021

Alistair Macdonald QC has appeared in the successful prosecution of a mother and her partner in relation to the tragic death of 16 month old baby “Star”. Savannah Brockhill, the partner, was...

Paul Greaney QC leads the rankings for top tier set New Park Court in Chambers and Partners 2022.

2nd Nov 2021

New Park Court retains its standing on the North Eastern Circuit and ‘The Regions’ and leads the rankings in the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 set for Crime, with Paul Greaney...

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...

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...

Star Individuals, Robert Smith QC and Paul Greaney QC lead the rankings for top tier set New Park Court in Chambers and Partners 2021.

2nd Nov 2020

New Park Court retains its standing on the North Eastern Circuit and ‘The Regions’ and leads the rankings in the 2021 edition of Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 set for Crime, with both Robert...

New Park Court Chambers –  ‘one of the leading criminal, regulatory and inquest sets in the UK’  – Legal 500, 2021

5th Oct 2020

New Park Court Chambers continues to develop a national reputation as once again, the Legal 500 recognises Chambers wealth of experience and expertise in multiple practice areas. Crime For crime...

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...

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...

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...

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