New Park Court is a Tier 1 set for Crime, has one of the most established and widely experienced criminal teams on the North Eastern Circuit and routinely receives instructions in major criminal cases attracting nationwide media attention.

Our Crime Team headed by Simon Kealey KC and Geraldine Kelly comprises of 13 KCs along with a team of highly skilled and experienced junior advocates who focus on complex casework within the full spectrum of criminal proceedings and can offer advice at the investigatory stage through to Crown Court or Appeal Court proceedings.

Such casework can include:

  • Homicide & Manslaughter – the prosecution and defence of complex medico-legal cases and/or cases with a complicated scientific element and multiple experts.
  • Youth murders – cases involving the prosecution and defence of minors accused of murder/manslaughter.
  • Non-Accidental Head Injuries in Children – instructed for both the prosecution and defence of such cases where the ‘triad’ of signs and their interpretation have arisen.
  • Organised Crime – instructed for the prosecution and defence of ‘operational’ cases involving significant sums in fraud and money laundering, drugs conspiracies (Operation Venetic) and gangland murders involving members of Organised Crime Groups.
  • Road Traffic Offences – defendant representation in cases where the accused has been charged with death by dangerous or careless driving.
  • Serious Sexual Offences.
  • Terrorism – instructed by the prosecution and defence at both advisory and trial stage for defendants charged with terrorism offences.

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Our expertise in business crime includes the following allegations which companies or individuals may face:

  • Advisory – retained by individuals and major FTSE 100 index and FTSE 200 companies in an advisory capacity.
  • Bribery & Corruption – instructed in cases where companies and individuals have been charged under the Bribery Act 2010.
  • Confiscation – instructed in complex and high value confiscation proceedings.
  • Corporate & Gross Negligence Manslaughter – act for companies, care homes and nurseries charged with Corporate/Gross Negligence Manslaughter.
  • Cross-border / International – act in major investigations across EU countries and the United States.
  • Environmental – instructed in cases following investigations into the illegal handling, storage and export of hazardous waste.
  • Health & Safety – instructed for the prosecution and defence of companies on health and safety charges arising out of fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace and other breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Licensing – act on behalf of those applying for licences and also for Police Forces. Firearms appeals also undertaken.
  • Money Laundering – instructed in complex money laundering issues, involving significant sums.
  • Serious Fraud – act for the prosecution and defence of individual and corporate defendants under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
  • Trading Standards – instructed for the prosecution and defence of companies charged with trading standards offences such as trade description, counterfeiting and piracy.

All members of our team accept instructions in both publicly and privately funded work.


For more information contact our clerks on:

T: +44 (0)113 243 3277

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“New Park Court Chambers is a well-regarded set on the North Eastern Circuit, noted for its expertise spanning the full range of serious criminal work. The set houses a 'cadre of good counsel' who are regularly instructed in high-profile homicides and sexual assault cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“New Park Court Chambers 'is widely admired as a set with a good array of talent, including at the highest level'.”

Legal 500 2024

“The clerks at New Park Court are unrivalled. They go above and beyond to ensure professional clients' needs are met.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“New Park Court Chambers has a wide range of counsel from the top silks to eager juniors. They are all are very capable.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

“New Park Court Chambers carries an excellent reputation for criminal work.”

Legal 500 2023

Crime Expertise

  • Homicide & Manslaughter
  • Corporate Manslaughter
  • Non-Accidental Head Injuries in Children
  • Organised Crime
  • Road Traffic Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Terrorism
  • Fraud
  • Health and Safety
  • Trading Standards
  • Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Environmental
  • Licensing
  • Drugs
  • General Crime

Crime Barristers

King's Counsel

Robert Smith KC

Call 1971 | Silk 1986

Alistair MacDonald KC

Call 1983 | Silk 2000

Simon Jackson KC

Simon Jackson KC

Call 1982 | Silk 2003

Paul Greaney KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2010

Nicholas Lumley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2012

Jason Pitter KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2014

Simon Kealey KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2017

Nicholas de la Poer KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2020

Sharon Beattie KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2021

Tom Storey KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2024


Peter Schofield

Call 1982

Ian Brook

Call 1983

Stephen Uttley

Stephen Uttley

Call 1984

Nick Cartmell

Call 1990

Public Access

Elyas Patel

Call 1991

Andrew Espley

Call 1993

Stuart Graham

Call 1995

Geraldine Kelly

Call 1996


Vincent Ward

Call 1998

Christopher Rose

Call 1999

David Povall

Call 2000


Chloe Fairley

Call 2004

Lee Fish

Call 2003

Chloe Hudson

Call 2003

Jessica Strange

Call 2003

Jeremy Barton

Call 2004

Matthew Donkin

Call 2004

Professional Discipline

David Outterside

Call 2004

Susannah Proctor

Call 2005

Adam Birkby

Call 2006

Eleanor Fry

Call 2007

Ben Campbell

Call 2008

Nick Lane

Call 2008


Nicoleta Alistari

Call 2009

Jessica Slaughter

Call 2009

Fiona Lamb

Call 2010

Amber Walker

Call 2010


Peter Byrne

Call 2012

Felicity Hemlin

Call 2011

Jade Bucklow

Call 2012

Claire Anderson

Call 2011


Neil Jones

Call 1978

Georgina Goring

Call 2012

Richard Holland

Call 2012

Ashleigh Metcalfe

Call 2014

Amy Levitt

Call 2015


Joe Culley

Call 2010

Maryam Ahmad

Call 2013

John Hobley

Call 2015

Ian Cook

Call 2018

Ryan Donoghue

Call 2015

Inquests & Inquiries

Danielle Gilmour

Call 2017

Emma Hughes

Call 2015

Jemima Stephenson

Call 2018

Marte Alnaes

Call 2018

Oliver Connor

Call 2017

Gabrielle Wilks

Call 2019


Daisy Wrigley

Call 2019

Door Tenants & Academic Members

Peter Wilcock KC

Peter Wilcock KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012


Rossano Scamardella KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2018


Michael Brady KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2020


Rachel Shenton

Call 1993

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