New Park Court has a long history of providing expert advice, drafting and advocacy services to professional clients based in Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.

Members of our specialist practice teams have conducted major litigation in all areas of civil work over many years and these cases are set out in their individual profiles. Members of the team are instructed by both claimants and defendants and have represented clients in county courts, 1996 Act Arbitrations, in all divisions of the High Court (Chancery, QBD, Family, including the specialist lists in the TCC and Commercial Court) and at appellate level. We accept instructions on a publicly funded basis and on a conditional fee basis, where appropriate. We have a number of members who are on the Treasury Solicitor’s regional civil panel.

The breadth and depth of expertise and experience is wide. For example (i) we have an extensive personal injury team with expertise in litigation from minor slipping accidents to catastrophic injuries suffered at work or on the road. (ii) Our clinical negligence practitioners provide advice on potentially negligent diagnosis and/or treatment by nursing staff, GPs and consultants. (iii) We also have seasoned practitioners who specialise in professional liability cases against e.g. surveyors, construction professionals (architects, engineers, QS’s etc) lawyers office holders and accountants. Our members also represent clients at Inquests, acting both for and against public bodies in cases involving schools, railways and major construction projects.

Experienced specialist practitioners are also available in the fields of Chancery, Commercial and Construction Law, Housing, Employment, Immigration, as well as members acting as accredited mediators, chartered/arbitrators, adjudicators and conciliators,

Our barristers provide advice on issues of substantive and procedural law (including in court litigation, arbitration and in ADR). They draft Statements of Case, Court Orders, Application Notices and Skeleton Arguments and appear regularly as Advocates before a variety of Courts and Tribunals, including all divisions of the High Court and County Courts,and in 1996 Act Arbitrations. Members draft Interim Applications (including those in relation to interim and freezing injunctions, summary judgment, striking out proceedings and for Interim payments) and in relation to Appeals.

Our barristers are fully accustomed to assisting Solicitors and the parties with disclosure exercises, preparing witness statements, and reviewing expert reports, as well as providing sound legal and tactical advice. Individual members are ranked in the legal directories as leaders in their field of practice.

Senior members of New Park Court Chambers are regularly instructed in cases involving professional liability cases. In addition to providing expertise and experience in clinical negligence from the members of our personal injury team, senior member of chambers bring their expertise and experience in professional liability claims arising from the in/actions of surveyors, construction professionals (including architects, engineers, QSs, claims consultants and contract administrators), brokers, accountants office holders and lawyers. We are frequently instructed at the very early stages of a case and are able to bring cases to a satisfactory conclusion with timely and clear advice. We are often instructed in mediations and settlement meetings and are able to bring these cases to a conclusion sometimes without the need for a court hearing. Individual members also act as mediators.

Robert Smith KC
Call: 1971 Silk: 1986

I was Called to the Bar in 1971 and commenced practice on the North Eastern Circuit at 5 King’s Bench Walk. These chambers had produced many ‘high...

Paul Greaney KC
Call: 1993 Silk: 2010

Paul Greaney KC specialises in serious crime, public inquiries and inquests, regulatory crime and professional discipline. For many years he has...

Nicholas de la Poer KC
Call: 2003 Silk: 2020

Nicholas de la Poer KC specialises in criminal law and regulatory work. He is described as "a good operator" and "phenomenal barrister". Since...

Nicholas Mason
Call: 1984

Nicholas Mason is an experienced barrister, with extensive experience in a wide variety of complex, serious and multi-disciplinary claims.

Ashley Tucker
Call: 1990

Ashley Tucker is a civil practitioner with a particular preference for Wills, Probate and Property but still retains an interest in Commercial Law,...

Jeremy Barton
Call: 2004

Jeremy Barton specialises in criminal work, predominantly defending. He is frequently instructed on both a private and publicly funded basis in the...


James Normington
Call: 2005

James Normington is an established chancery and commercial practitioner. He brings together insightful understanding of the legal and factual...

Nicoleta Alistari
Call: 2009

Nicoleta Alistari has a common law practice, with emphasis on crime. She prosecutes and defends in a wide range of cases, including those involving...

Jessica Slaughter
Call: 2009

Jessica Slaughter is a specialist criminal barrister. She prosecutes as a level 4 CPS panel advocate and defends in complex criminal cases. Having...

Joe Culley
Call: 2010

Joe Culley has established a busy criminal practice on the North Eastern Circuit. Called in 2010, Joe developed five years’ experience of Civil...

Felicity Hemlin
Call: 2011

Felicity Hemlin has an established criminal and family law practice. She has experience both prosecuting and defending serious cases in the Crown...

Richard Holland
Call: 2012

Richard Holland is an advocate who appears in cases of significant legal and factual complexity. At ease with professional and lay clients alike, he...

Maryam Ahmad
Call: 2013

Maryam Ahmad is developing a strong criminal, regulatory and family law practice and building a reputation as a thorough and determined advocate. ...

Amy Levitt
Call: 2015

Amy Levitt regularly undertakes instructions in complex public and private law family proceedings. Amy has been a member of chambers since April...

Emma Hughes
Call: 2015

Emma Hughes specialises in criminal, family and civil law matters. Emma has experience representing both claimants and defendants in a variety of...

John Hobley
Call: 2015

John Hobley has established a practice in criminal, family and regulatory work. His family practice spans both public and private Children Act...

Ryan Donoghue
Call: 2015

Ryan Donoghue is an experienced court and tribunal advocate with a personable nature that enables him to easily engage with clients and ensure the...

Danielle Gilmour
Call: 2017

Danielle Gilmour accepts instructions in a range of crime and civil work, and is developing a strong regulatory practice. Danielle joined New Park...

Oliver Connor
Call: 2017

Oliver Connor accepts instructions in a number of areas including Crime and Regulatory. Oliver commenced pupillage at New Park Court Chambers in...

Marte Alnaes
Call: 2018

Marte Alnaes accepts instructions in a wide range of areas, including Crime, Regulatory, Civil and Family. Marte completed her pupillage under the...

Benjamin Whittingham
Call: 2018

Benjamin Whittingham accepts instructions across all aspects of common law. Ben completed pupillage under the supervision of Adam Birkby in...

Gabrielle Wilks
Call: 2019

Gabrielle Wilks accepts instructions in criminal, family, civil and regulatory matters. Gabrielle joined Chambers following the completion of her...

Daisy Wrigley
Call: 2019

Daisy Wrigley is currently undertaking her second six in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, family and civil matters. Daisy commenced...

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