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Leading Silks

Nicholas Johnson QC - Exchange ChambersHe has an amazingly calm persona, even when dealing with the most difficult of cases and clients. This unflappable demeanour also manifests itself into the courtroom and makes him a very jury friendly advocate.
Richard Wright QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.He is able to analyse and digest complex regulatory matters very quickly, identify the crucial issues in a case, and reduce complex legal argument into a highly persuasive and easily understood format. He literally makes the senior judiciary sit up and listen.
Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersAn extremely personable individual who is always on top of his brief, impressive with clients and an excellent courtroom performer who commands the respect of the court.
John Harrison QC - St Paul's ChambersJohn has an incredible ability to cut through regulations and legislation to succinctly identify the key points. He is an effortless advocate. When he speaks, the court listens.

2021 Silks

Craig Hassall QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Craig is an exceptionally gifted counsel. He quickly instills confidence in clients. A silk with an eye for the details but never loses sight of the bigger picture.

Leading Juniors

Robert Stevenson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Robert has extensive experience in health and safety prosecutions and this shines through in the quality service provided. Robert's preparation is always meticulous and gets straight to the crux of the case.

Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) in Regional Bar

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

Park Square Barristers Ltd. is a 'strong set' with 'quality counsel at every level'. Head of chambers Richard Wright QC fields extensive expertise in food safety, environmental waste, animal welfare and fire safety matters. The team is led by the 'exceptionably personable' Craig Hassall QC, who was elevated to silk in March 2021; he acted for the HSE in its prosecution of Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd, which was convicted of health and safety breaches and fined over a third of a million pounds, after a child was severely injured after being thrown from a rollercoaster. Simon Clegg is regularly instructed for the prosecution by the Environment Agency in cases involving serious environmental offences. Howard Shaw is regularly sought after by the Food Standards Agency for his expertise in food safety matters.



Park Square Barristers provides the highest level of service. With quality counsel at every level, I know I will always get the service I am looking for‘.


Park Square Barristers’ clerks are always incredibly welcoming and helpful. They provide a top-class service. Worthy of special mention is Madeleine Gray, who is unfailingly helpful and a pleasure to work with‘.

Madeleine Gray is highly responsive and always goes the extra mile. She completes the team‘.

Madeleine Gray is fantastic – extremely organised, helpful and reliable. Nothing is too much trouble for her‘.

New Park Court Chambers

At New Park Court Chambers, senior junior Adam Birkby is acting for the prosecution in a long-running corporate manslaughter case arising from the deaths of four people caused by an explosion at a wood production facility. Jason Pitter QC contributes silk-level expertise.