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...

Sharon Beattie in successful prosecution of grooming gang at Bradford Crown Court

28th Feb 2019

Nine men who raped and abused two teenage girls who had been in local authority care have been convicted of 22 offences, including rape and inciting child prostitution, have been jailed for over 130...

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. ...

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