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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

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

Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit

Clinical negligence

Members of Park Square Barristers are active across the clinical negligence sector, and the set has experience at both the junior and senior level. Key areas of work include birth injury, delayed diagnosis, and surgeons negligence.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersA highly-respected clinical negligence silk.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersA strong claimant practitioner.

Ranked: tier 1

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Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Park Square Barristers is home to David Rose, who has significant experience in contentious probate matters and Inheritance Act 1975 claims, along with a broader commercial litigation practice

Leading Juniors

David Rose - Park Square BarristersA senior junior with a wide range of Chancery and commercial experience.

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

Simon Clegg at Park Square Barristers specialises in the prosecution of environmental offences, often advising during the pre-charge phase alongside advocacy in court. Recent work highlights include the prosecution, as a junior alone, of a construction company which illegally deposited illicit material in two kettle ponds and killed a number of Great Crested Newts, as well as his work as a junior to David Brooke QC in an illegal dumping case which lasted three years and involved multiple defendants.

Leading Juniors

Simon Clegg - Park Square BarristersA very good lawyer who can be trusted to do an excellent job

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

Park Square Barristers is the 'chambers of choice' for many criminal solicitors within the region, with clients praising the 'strong range of alternative counsel' that can be provided where necessary. Head of chambers Richard Wright QC is known for prosecuting some of the circuit's most high-profile cases, and recently prosecuted in in the Huddersfield grooming trials, with Kate Batty acting as his junior. In another stand-out case, Peter Moulson QC defended a restaurant owner charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a patron from an allergic reaction, only the second such prosecution to be undertaken.

Leading Silks

Abdul Iqbal QC - Park Square BarristersHis advocacy is superb and he commands the respect of judges and fellow professionals

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Moulson QC - Park Square BarristersHe has a charm with juries that defuses tense situations.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersHe makes everyone else look like foothills compared to Mount Everest.

Ranked: tier 1

Kama Melly QC - Park Square BarristersShe is particularly prominent in sexual offences cases.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Catherine Silverton - Park Square BarristersHer understanding of cases is often lightyears ahead of the opposition.

Ranked: tier 1

Mark McKone - Park Square BarristersAn exceptionally good advocate with a charming and comforting style

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersAn outstanding advocate with fantastic cross-examination skills.

Ranked: tier 1

Taryn Turner - Park Square BarristersA persuasive advocate who engages well with all clients.

Ranked: tier 1

David Gordon - Park Square BarristersHe is meticulous with detail and preparation, leaving nothing to chance

Ranked: tier 2

Gillian Batts - Park Square BarristersSpecialises in defending those charged with serious sexual offences

Ranked: tier 2

Kate Batty - Park Square BarristersParticularly good with vulnerable witnesses.

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Dallas - Park Square BarristersParticularly adept at handling motoring cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersSpecialises in serious fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 3

Glenn Parsons - Park Square BarristersActive in multi-handed cases, predominantly for the defence.

Ranked: tier 3

Kitty Colley - Park Square BarristersRecommended for cases involving either recent or historic sexual offences

Ranked: tier 3

Julian Jones - Park Square BarristersHard-working, dogged, and conscientious.

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Harding - Park Square BarristersRecent work includes customs fraud, and drug conspiracies.

Ranked: tier 4

Soheil Khan - Park Square BarristersHis attention to detail and tactical judgement is truly excellent.

Ranked: tier 4

Shufqat Khan - Park Square BarristersIncisive and meticulous, with a commanding presence in court.

Ranked: tier 4

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Family and children law

Park Square Barristers' family team is most notable for its work in complex care proceedings, though members are instructed across the full range of public and private law matters, including family finance. According to clients, the team is a 'first-choice set' for family law matters on the circuit. Martin Todd joined the set from Dere Street Barristers in March 2019.

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Worsley - Park Square BarristersA skilled and measured advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

David Orbaum - Park Square BarristersA safe pair of hands with tremendous negotiation skills.

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Curnin - Park Square BarristersHighly intelligent, compassionate and meticulously prepared.

Ranked: tier 2

Martin Todd - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in complex care cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Natalia Perrett - Park Square BarristersBrilliant with vulnerable clients; she gives them fantastic support and is well like by guardians.

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Wilson - Park Square BarristersHe provides firm and frank advice backed up by his meticulous preparation.

Ranked: tier 3

Dawn Tighe - Park Square BarristersA strong tactician who is tuned in to clients' needs and expectations.

Ranked: tier 3

James Hargan - Park Square BarristersBoth sensitive and straightforward in his advocacy

Ranked: tier 3

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Inquests and inquiries

Park Square Barristers is home to Janine Wolstenholme, who has significant experience in Article 2 inquests, and Tom Gent, who is particularly recommended for care home deaths, as well as inquests that overlap with health and safety issues. In a recent highlight, Wolstenholme represented the National Probation Service in an inquest into the death of a woman who was murdered by her former partner, who was a year previously released on license following a conviction for a previous murder in similar circumstances.

Leading Juniors

Janine Wolstenholme - Park Square BarristersA consummate professional with excellent advocacy skills.

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersGives very pragmatic advice and is great with clients

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading Sets
Leading Sets - ranked: tier 1

Park Square Barristers

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Personal injury

Members of Park Square Barristers represent both claimants and defendants in a wide range of personal injury matters, with several members being particularly in demand to defend against fraudulent claims. Other key areas of practice include catastrophic injury and industrial disease claims.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersOne of the best advocates around.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Judy Dawson - Park Square BarristersParticularly adept at defending against fraudulent claims.

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Anderson - Park Square BarristersThorough and good on his feet.

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Ross - Park Square BarristersApproachable and thorough, with a great depth of knowledge.

Ranked: tier 2

Peter Wilson - Park Square BarristersAn excellent choice if you want to win your fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersActive in a wide range of personal injury matters.

Ranked: tier 3

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

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).

Leading Silks

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in environmental and agricultural matters.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersProvides prompt strategic advice.

Ranked: tier 1

Howard Shaw - Park Square BarristersEfficient, succinct, and practical.

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersCanny and adept at identifying the really important issues.

Ranked: tier 1

Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersLeaves no stone unturned.

Ranked: tier 1

Anna Wilkinson - Park Square BarristersAn experienced health and safety prosecutor.

Ranked: tier 2

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