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Leading Silks

Craig Hassall KCPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'Craig is a fearless and technically brilliant advocate. He is a pleasure to work with and to watch.'
Nicholas Johnson KCExchange Chambers 'Nicholas is a superstar: a superb advocate who meticulously prepares his cases, and has exceptional legal knowledge. He adapts beautifully to any circumstances and always finds the perfect tone.'
Richard Wright KCPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'He is a highly experienced silk, very client-friendly and sagacious.'

Leading Juniors

Howard ShawPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'Howard is articulate, intelligent and gets his point across really well. He is also very approachable and his advice is always excellent.'
Robert StevensonPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'A calm personality with a friendly disposition, Robert deals sensitively with witnesses whilst delivering insightful questioning where necessary.'
Ben Thomas  – Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'Ben is tenacious, approachable, and detail-oriented. A persuasive advocate in court.'

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

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

Park Square Barristers garners praise for housing ‘a strong team of barristers specialising in business and regulatory crime‘. Recent instructions for the team include Simon Clegg successfully prosecuting a farmer who was convicted of health and safety breaches concerning an attack on a couple by cattle with calves while they were walking across a public right of way across a farm in North Yorkshire. In another matter, Robert Stevenson represented the HSE in its prosecution of a goat farm after an employee was fatally injured by a reversing telehandler; the company was convicted of health and safety breaches and received a £180,000 fine.


‘Madeleine Gray and Patrick Urbina are superb clerks. I appreciate Patrick’s prompt, very efficient and calm approach. He is one of the best clerks I have come across during my legal career.’

‘Park Square Barristers is a really strong regional set.’

Very good value for money – London quality at regional charges. Good range of counsel at all levels.’

New Park Court Chambers

The team at New Park Court Chambers has a solid track record in handling a wide range of health and safety work, and is highly regarded for acting in environmental matters. Paul Greaney KC defended one of two company directors charged with manslaughter by gross negligence; both individuals were acquitted. At the junior end of chambers, Adam Birkby appeared in HSE v Caspian Access Ltd, where the manufacturing company was convicted of failing to adequately protect employees from risk of serious injury after an employee was scalped after becoming trapped in moving machinery.