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  1. Leading Silks
  2. Leading Juniors

Leading Silks

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    • Paul Greaney QC - New Park Court ChambersHas the complete respect and confidence of the Court at every level of jurisdiction.
    • Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersHighly knowledgeable and academic
    • Jason Pitter QC - New Park Court ChambersA tenacious and highly effective advocate
    • Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in environmental and agricultural matters.

Leading Juniors

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    • Sharon Beattie - New Park Court ChambersIn demand for cases with a medical element.
    • Adam Birkby - New Park Court ChambersSpecialises in health and safety and professional disciplinary work.
    • Simon Mallett - KBWA police law specialist.
    • Anna Wilkinson - Park Square BarristersAn experienced health and safety prosecutor.
    • Toby Wynn - KBWA stong advocate who puts officers at ease in misconduct proceedings.

Paul Kirtley at Exchange Chambers maintains a wide professional disciplinary practice covering police law, the regulation of solicitors and medical sector disciplinary proceedings. Other key areas include sports discipline work, where Kirtley acts for both athletes and governing bodies.

Police law is the watchword at KBW, with members frequently in demand for the defence of civil claims against the police and representation of forces in misconduct hearings. Olivia Checa-Dover recently acted for Northumbria Police in misconduct proceedings brought against an officer who had arrested a man attempting to take his own life.

New Park Court Chambers houses a substantial regulatory team with experience in a wide range of matters. Key areas of work include health and safety cases, environmental prosecutions, police law and other professional disciplinary hearings. Health and safety law expert Jason Pitter QC recently represented a sole trader accused of gross negligence manslaughter concerning a bespoke cot made by the defendant following the death of an infant due to design defects.

Members of Park Square Barristers are commonly instructed in health and safety cases, with a particular focus on the prosecution of such cases. Other notable areas of specialism include food standards and Environment Agency prosecutions, as well as police law.  Of recent note, Richard Wright QC represented the CPS in an appeal brought by slaughterhouse operator M Najib & Sons, which had been convicted of failing to supply samples for the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (a category of prion diseases which includes scrapie).

St Paul's Chambers is home to Samuel Green QC, who specialises in health and safety cases and police misconduct proceedings, with a significant track record in both prosecution and defence. Green recently defended a police officer in a misconduct hearing in which it was alleged that during an inquest into the death of a former paratrooper members of the deceased's family were put under unauthorised surveillance.

At Trinity ChambersCharles Holland specialises in licensing and represents the full range of interested parties in such cases. Notable recent work has included several taxi licensing matters, such as his recent representation of an interested party in judicial review proceedings brought by United Cabbies Group against the decision to grant a private hire vehicle operator's licence to Uber, in which Holland acted as a junior to Gerald Gouriet QC. Other key sectors of the licensing practice include firearms, entertainment and alcohol, betting and gaming, and scrap metal dealerships.

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