New Park Court provide highly experienced, expert, sympathetic and practical advice in all areas of family law and offer effective advocacy in court.

Our Family team, headed by Valerie Sterling, has a strong reputation for sound advice endeavouring to obtain the best possible result for our clients.

Family – Finance

We are skilled in representing clients and challenging critical evidence at contested final hearings. We are experienced in acting at the earlier stages of the court process such as the Financial Dispute Resolution and responding to the individual needs of the client.

Our team contains practitioners experienced in the following areas:

  • Cohabitees
  • Trusts of Land
  • Inheritance Act Work
  • Third party interests

Family – Children

We are instructed by leading family law practitioners on a nationwide basis to act for clients in the most complex and sensitive of children cases. Many of these cases have an international dimension.

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For more information please contact Janet Jackson on 0113 2035503 or email for help.

Valerie Sterling
Call: 1981

Valerie Sterling was educated at Manchester High School for Girls and Manchester University. Called to the Bar in 1981, she did chancery and...

Sally Terris
Call: 1997

Sally's main area of practice is family law. She is known for her straightforward approach even in the most complex of family cases. A fearless cross...

Franklyn Zakers
Call: 1999

Franklyn Zakers is an experienced advocate specialising in family law and crime. He is known for his down to earth approach to clients and his calming...

Natalia Escoriza
Call: 2002

Following her MSc in Social and Political Theory at Edinburgh University and a period of postgraduate tutoring and research, Natalia turned to law and...

Chloe Hudson
Call: 2003

Chloe’s practice encompasses criminal and regulatory work. Her particular areas of specialism are include those cases with a medical aspect and...

Eleanor Fry
Call: 2007

A tenacious advocate, Eleanor Fry deals with a broad range of complex and sensitive matters in the criminal and family jurisdictions, often with...

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...

Mohammed Rafiq
Call: 1980

Mohammed left the bar in 1988 to pursue a career as a solicitor. He developed his own successful practice having offices in Leeds, Bradford and...


Amy Levitt
Call: 2015

Amy became a member of Chambers in April 2017 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Nicholas De La Poer. Prior to...


Maryam Ahmad
Call: 2013

Maryam completed her pupillage in Chambers under the supervision of Chloe Hudson and Jeremy Barton. Prior to commencing pupillage, Maryam worked on...


John Hobley
Call: 2015

John became a member of Chambers in September 2017 having successfully completing his pupillage under the supervision of Lee Fish.


Ryan Donoghue
Call: 2015

Ryan is currently undertaking his second six pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, civil and family matters.


Danielle Gilmour
Call: 2017

Danielle is currently undertaking her second six pupillage in Chambers and accepts instructions in criminal, civil and family matters.

Janet Jackson
Senior Practice Manager, Civil, Family & Regulatory
0113 2035503

Callum Byrne
Practice Manager
0113 2035502

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