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...

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...

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...

Jason Pitter QC and James Gelsthorpe appear in inquest into deaths on a ‘Smart’ motorway

19th Jan 2021

Mr Pitter QC and Mr Gelsthorpe represented the family of Jason Mercer who died on a section of the M1 which is known as an 'All Lane Running' or 'Smart' motorway.  The case has received widespread...

Paul Greaney QC and James Gelsthorpe represent Core Participant at Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

2nd Nov 2020

On 30th October 2020, Paul Greaney QC and James Gelsthorpe made the closing statement on behalf of a Core Participant in the investigation into institutional responses to allegations of child sexual...

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...

New Park Court Chambers members in successful prosecutions of organised crime groups in firearms feud

8th Mar 2019

On 5 March 2019, the jury returned verdicts convicting 6 defendants - Michael Conroy, Darren Appleby, Jamie Moran, Kenneth Moran, Bailey Wilson and Sean Ree - of conspiracy to possess a firearm with...

Jason Pitter QC and James Gelsthorpe secure acquittal in police corruption trial

25th Jan 2019

Jason Pitter QC and James Gelsthorpe, instructed by Tom Nutter and Darren Cook (Slater Gordon, Leeds), represented a retired police sergeant charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. ...

James Gelsthorpe receives Assistant Chief Constable’s Commendation

13th Nov 2018

James Gelsthorpe was awarded a Commendation by the Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police on 12 November 2018 following his work on Operation Orleans, a nationwide investigation into a...

Successful defence of police officers in the South Yorkshire Police Helicopter Sex Case

4th Aug 2017

Paul Greaney QC and Ben Campbell represented PC Matthew Lucas and Jason Pitter QC and James Gelsthorpe represented PC Lee Walls at their trial on charges of misconduct in public office. They were...

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