Inquests & Inquiries

New Park Court is a leading set nationally for Public Inquiry work, having appeared in the most high-profile and significant Inquiries over recent years.

Members of Chambers have been involved in the following major Public Inquiries: the Manchester Arena Inquiry, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and most recently, the UK COVID-19 Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan.

Members of our team have acted in prominent Inquest matters, such as the Hillsborough Inquests, the Deepcut Inquest and an Inquest into a death on a ‘Smart’ Motorway. They also represent various medical and care organisations, corporations, governmental bodies and individual interested parties at Inquest hearings. These have involved inquests into deaths in custody and state detention, traffic accidents and corporate manslaughter.

The team consists of King’s Counsel and Junior Counsel, some of whom are appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown and specialise in providing representation to government departments, such as the Ministry of Justice.


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Inquests & Inquiries Expertise

  • Inquests
  • Public Inquiries

Inquests & Inquiries 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

Nicholas de la Poer KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2020

Sharon Beattie KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2021

Tom Storey KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2024


Nicholas Mason

Call 1984

Ashley Tucker

Call 1990


Chloe Fairley

Call 2004

Lee Fish

Call 2003

Matthew Donkin

Call 2004

Susannah Proctor

Call 2005

Adam Birkby

Call 2006

Eleanor Fry

Call 2007

Ben Campbell

Call 2008

Jade Bucklow

Call 2012

Georgina Goring

Call 2012

Ashleigh Metcalfe

Call 2014

Maryam Ahmad

Call 2013

Ryan Donoghue

Call 2015

Inquests & Inquiries

Danielle Gilmour

Call 2017

Jemima Stephenson

Call 2018

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