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Chambers of 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

Excellent setPark Square Barristers has established expertise in criminal, family and regulatory matters; personal injury and clinical negligence law is another key area. In 2018 Andrew Mitchell and Claire Murden were appointed to the district and circuit benches, respectively. Senior managing clerk Richard Sadler leads the clerking team, which includes ‘brilliant’ senior civil clerk Francine Kirk and regulatory and public law clerk Madeleine Gray (‘always goes the extra mile’). Key contacts also include senior civil clerk Francine Kirk, senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton and senior family clerk Claudine Cooper (‘a star’). Collectively, the team ‘is happy to challenge the traditional barriers between solicitors and barristers to offer a more progressive and pragmatic service which can only benefit the end user: the lay client’. In 2018 Richard Wright QC took over as sole head of chambers after Andrew Lewis QC stepped down from the post. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Excellent setPark Square Barristers has established expertise in criminal, family and regulatory matters; personal injury and clinical negligence law is another key area. In 2018 Andrew Mitchell and Claire Murden were appointed to the district and circuit benches, respectively. Senior managing clerk Richard Sadler leads the clerking team, which includes ‘brilliant’ senior civil clerk Francine Kirk and regulatory and public law clerk Madeleine Gray (‘always goes the extra mile’). Key contacts also include senior civil clerk Francine Kirk, senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton and senior family clerk Claudine Cooper (‘a star’). Collectively, the team ‘is happy to challenge the traditional barriers between solicitors and barristers to offer a more progressive and pragmatic service which can only benefit the end user: the lay client’. In 2018 Richard Wright QC took over as sole head of chambers after Andrew Lewis QC stepped down from the post. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Park Square Barristers’ commercial and Chancery team handles instructions in wills and probate, trusts, insolvency and contractual and partnership disputes, to name a few. Andrew Mitchell was appointed to the bench in May 2018.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Darren Finlay - Park Square BarristersRecommended for a broad range of commercial and contractual disputes.

Ranked: tier 1

David Rose - Park Square BarristersHighly recommended for contentious probate and trusts matters.

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

With over 60 criminal practitioners in its criminal group, Park Square Barristers has solid expertise in prosecuting and defending in high-profile cases of terrorism, murder and multi-handed drugs conspiracies, among other areas. The set also reports a significant uptick in instructions pertaining to historic sexual abuse.

Crime – Leading silks

Abdul Iqbal QC - Park Square BarristersVery experienced in defending in heavyweight criminal matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Kama Melly QC - Park Square BarristersNoted for her expertise in serious sexual offences cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Moulson QC - Park Square BarristersVery well known for handling cases of complex homicide.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersAn exceptional jury advocate.

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Andrew Dallas - Park Square BarristersWell known for handling a panoply of serious criminal matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Catherine Silverton - Park Square BarristersShe puts defendants at ease in the most sensitive of cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersNoted for his expertise in fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 1

David Gordon - Park Square BarristersAdept at handling prosecution and defence work across a range of criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Glenn Parsons - Park Square BarristersHighly recommended for multi-defendant criminal cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Gillian Batts - Park Square BarristersA first-class junior with a competitive approach.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark McKone - Park Square BarristersHe has great flair before a jury.

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersCharismatic, astute and approachable.

Ranked: tier 1

Taryn Turner - Park Square BarristersShe commands the court room.

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

Park Square Barristers is ‘a very strong family set’, which has extensive expertise in children cases involving care proceedings, physical and sexual abuse, fabricated/induced illnesses, non-accidental injuries, alleged radicalisation and international relocation/abduction. Claire Murden was appointed to the circuit bench in 2018.

Family and children law – Leading juniors

Adam Wilson - Park Square BarristersHe has an extremely thorough approach to cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Charlotte Worsley - Park Square BarristersAn impressive advocate who will fight tooth and nail for her clients.

Ranked: tier 1

David Orbaum - Park Square BarristersA confident advocate who is liked by his clients.

Ranked: tier 1

Dawn Tighe - Park Square BarristersA tenacious advocate with a charming client manner.

Ranked: tier 1

James Hargan - Park Square BarristersIncisive and client focused.

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Curnin - Park Square BarristersShe has a critical eye for detail.

Ranked: tier 1

Natalia Perrett - Park Square BarristersExperienced across a wide spectrum of children 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

Insurance fraud claims are a core strength of Park Square Barristers’ practice, with members also adept at handling a broad range of personal injury matters, notably industrial disease claims. Andrew Lewis QC is very well known for his expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury cases.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersAn outstanding silk for personal injury and clinical negligence matters.

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

Fiona Ross - Park Square BarristersHighly recommended for personal injury matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Judy Dawson - Park Square BarristersNoted for her expertise in insurance fraud matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Smith - Park Square BarristersA fantastic barrister.

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Wilson - Park Square BarristersVery well known for acting for insurers in fraudulent personal injury matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersVery experienced in clinical negligence matters and civil fraud.

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Anderson - Park Square BarristersVery good in a trial.

Ranked: tier 1

Toby Coupe - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in cases involving life-changing injuries.

Ranked: tier 1

William Lindsay - Park Square BarristersHe demonstrates great client empathy.

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Recent work for members of Park Square Barristers’ regulatory team includes work health and safety breaches and food safety matters. Howard Shaw has a niche practice in prosecuting in hygiene and animal welfare offences in slaughterhouses.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Anna Wilkinson - Park Square BarristersHer advice is always crystal clear.

Ranked: tier 1

Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersHis practice includes environmental health and food standards matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Howard Shaw - Park Square BarristersTenacious and extremely thorough.

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersPractical and very well organised.

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Clegg - Park Square BarristersComposed and level-headed.

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersHis advice is very pragmatic.

Ranked: tier 1

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