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Chambers of Andrew Lewis QC and Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Fax:
Fax 0113 2424395
DX:
26402 LEEDS Park Square
Email:
Web:
www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Fantastic set’ Park Square Barristers has β€˜unrivalled strength in depth on the North Eastern circuit’, housing over 120 barristers with expertise in criminal, family and regulatory matters. Chambers’ strength in criminal law is evidenced, for example, in having 23 CPS Grade 4 prosecutors and 27 RASSO panel members. Senior managing clerk Richard Sadler leads the β€˜brilliant’ clerking team, which includes senior civil clerk Francine Kirk (β€˜highly professional, helpful and approachable’), and regulatory and public law clerk Madeleine Gray (β€˜first class and an asset to chambers’). Key contacts also include senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton and senior family clerk Claudine Cooper. Collectively, the team β€˜understands the gravity of each case to the client and therefore ensures that the counsel selected match the requirements and personality’. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Fantastic set’ Park Square Barristers has β€˜unrivalled strength in depth on the North Eastern circuit’, housing over 120 barristers with expertise in criminal, family and regulatory matters. Chambers’ strength in criminal law is evidenced, for example, in having 23 CPS Grade 4 prosecutors and 27 RASSO panel members. Senior managing clerk Richard Sadler leads the β€˜brilliant’ clerking team, which includes senior civil clerk Francine Kirk (β€˜highly professional, helpful and approachable’), and regulatory and public law clerk Madeleine Gray (β€˜first class and an asset to chambers’). Key contacts also include senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton and senior family clerk Claudine Cooper. Collectively, the team β€˜understands the gravity of each case to the client and therefore ensures that the counsel selected match the requirements and personality’. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Members of Park Square Barristers’ commercial and Chancery team have expertise in insolvency, TOLATA, probate, trusts, wills and contractual disputes, among other areas.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Andrew Mitchell - Park Square Barristers β€˜Well known for wills and trusts matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Darren Finlay - Park Square Barristers β€˜Incisive, succinct and extremely client-focused.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Rose - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced in contentious trust and probate work.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Park Square Barristers is home to over 60 criminal practitioners, including numerous CPS grade 4 prosecutors and RASSO-approved practitioners. The set prosecutes and defends in equal measure in high-profile cases of terrorism, serious sexual offences, murder and multi-handed drugs conspiracies. David Dixon was appointed to the circuit bench in November 2016.

Crime – Leading silks

Abdul Iqbal QC - Park Square Barristers β€˜He maintains absolute mastery over the facts.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kama Melly QC - Park Square Barristers β€˜An expert in sexual offences cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Moulson QC - Park Square Barristers β€˜Highly regarded for complex homicide cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Wright QC - Park Square Barristers β€˜A go-to silk for serious criminal cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Andrew Dallas - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced across a panoply of crime work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Catherine Silverton - Park Square Barristers β€˜A tower of strength with a fantastic legal mind.’

Ranked: tier 1

Craig Hassall - Park Square Barristers β€˜Conscientious and good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Gordon - Park Square Barristers β€˜A fearless and very persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Glenn Parsons - Park Square Barristers β€˜Astute and imperturbable, with brilliant client-care skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gillian Batts - Park Square Barristers β€˜She specialises in sexual offences cases and fraud work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark McKone - Park Square Barristers β€˜Defends and prosecutes across a range of criminal matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Stevenson - Park Square Barristers β€˜Quick-witted, methodical and conscientious.’

Ranked: tier 1

Taryn Turner - Park Square Barristers β€˜A very experienced advocate, who builds good rapport with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

The team at Park Square Barristers has expertise across the ambit of employment law; members represent individuals and companies in unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE claims, among other areas.

Employment – Leading juniors

Nicholas Hill - Park Square Barristers β€˜Known for representing blue-chip companies in employment matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Anderson - Park Square Barristers β€˜Well known for acting in discrimination, victimisation, bullying and harassment claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Park Square Barristers is β€˜a strong family set’, which focuses on children cases involving abuse, non-accidental injury, and fabricated/induced illnesses. Matters involving alleged radicalisation of children is a growing area of instruction for the set.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Simon Bickler QC - St Paul’s Chambers β€˜A consummate silk, who builds good relationships with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Adam Wilson - Park Square Barristers β€˜He has good client empathy and provides impartial advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Charlotte Worsley - Park Square Barristers β€˜She is great with vulnerable clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Claire Murden - Park Square Barristers β€˜She is always thoroughly prepared and empathetic with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dawn Tighe - Park Square Barristers β€˜She is particularly good with vulnerable clients and individuals with learning disabilities.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Orbaum - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced in public law childcare proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Hargan - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced in cases of non-accidental injuries to children.’

Ranked: tier 1

Natalia Perrett - Park Square Barristers β€˜Recommended for public and private family law matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
North Eastern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Park Square Barristers (Leeds)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Park Square Barristers is well known for insurance fraud claims and personal injury matters, particularly industrial disease claims. Andrew Lewis QC has particular experience in catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury cases.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square Barristers β€˜A highly accomplished and very friendly silk.’

Ranked: tier 1
Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Fiona Ross - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced in personal injury claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Judy Dawson - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced in insurance fraud cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Smith - Park Square Barristers β€˜He is a brilliant advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Wilson - Park Square Barristers β€˜An excellent advocate; judges respect him.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Paige - Park Square Barristers β€˜Recommended for multi-track personal injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Anderson - Park Square Barristers β€˜Very experienced in industrial disease and employers’ liability claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Toby Coupe - Park Square Barristers β€˜Known for acting in claims involving life-changing injuries.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Lindsay - Park Square Barristers β€˜He has a very thorough approach to cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Park Square Barristers’ members are β€˜very good for regulatory matters’, including prosecuting in environmental criminal proceedings. Craig Hassall successfully acted for the prosecution in a gross negligence manslaughter case concerning a fatal reaction to peanuts; the defendant was sentenced in May 2016.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Anna Wilkinson - Park Square Barristers β€˜She is very good at putting witnesses at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

Craig Hassall - Park Square Barristers β€˜A strong advocate, who acts with intelligence and calm authority.’

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Stevenson - Park Square Barristers β€˜Astute, methodical and conscientious.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Clegg - Park Square Barristers β€˜He is a very diligent and precise lawyer.’

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Gent - Park Square Barristers β€˜He can immediately put clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 1

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