Independent report into Child Sexual Abuse in Football – March 2021. “Football’s darkest secret”

24th Mar 2021

The Football Association have published Clive Sheldon QC’s "Independent Report into Child Sexual Abuse in Football" [Link Below] Included within the review is the case of George Ormond, who had...

Sharon Beattie Appointed Silk

18th Dec 2020

New Park Court is delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Sharon Beattie as Queen’s Counsel with effect from early next year. Arrangements have been made to allow those receiving the title to...

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...

Sharon Beattie prosecutes corrupt police officer at Newcastle Crown Court

25th Nov 2019

John Snaith, then a serving police officer, spent over £20,000 on drugs and prostitutes in just over a year. His lifestyle was described as one of “depravity” by the sentencing Judge. Snaith was...

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...

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...

Robert Smith QC and Sharon Beattie successfully prosecute pair over murder of 3 year old boy

14th Jun 2019

The trial of Kyle Campbell and Kayleigh Siswick was concluded at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday 13 June 2019. Robert Smith QC and Ms Sharon Beattie conducted the prosecution. The jury returned a...

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...

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