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Leading Silks

Paul Greaney QC - New Park Court ChambersPaul is a team player and will listen and act upon opposing views. He takes a holistic approach in his advice and always takes into the consideration the wider picture, including the commercial and reputational impact of decisions.
Sam Green QC - St Paul's ChambersHighly knowledgeable and academic.
Nicholas Johnson QC - Exchange ChambersHe is a phenomenal advocate, both in his written and oral presentation. I would wish him to represent me if I were in trouble-the best guarantee of a favourable outcome.
Jason Pitter QC - New Park Court ChambersJason is calm and pragmatic. He manages clients well. His tactical advice has always proved to be helpful.
Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersRichard is able to quickly grasp novel and complex legal issues in areas of law which are rarely encountered by most barristers.

2020 Silks

Nicholas de la Poer QC - New Park Court ChambersA superb criminal defence lawyer.

2021 Silks

Craig Hassall QC - Park Square BarristersProvides prompt strategic advice.

Leading Juniors

Simon Clegg - Park Square BarristersThe breadth of Simon’s legal practice across civil and crime gives him an edge over others and he has the skill and incisiveness to cut through to the real issues. He also has excellent judgement and always looks to find a practical answer where there is a difficult issue to resolve. Add to that, he has a charming and pleasant manner both in and out of court.
Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersLeaves no stone unturned
Howard Shaw - Park Square BarristersHoward would be the first name that we would consider for cases on the North Eastern Circuit.
Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersCanny and adept at identifying the really important issues.
Adam Birkby - New Park Court ChambersSpecialises in health and safety and professional disciplinary work.

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

Exchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers' Nicholas Johnson QC is described as a 'phenomenal advocate' for complex financial and business crime disputes prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office. Johnson QC has particular expertise in bribery and corruption cases, including multi-jurisdictional investigations. He was retained as UK counsel in a criminal trial before the Fraud Court in Athens, and on appeal, in relation to an investigation into alleged corporate bribery of surgeons to use Johnson & Johnson medical devices.

St Paul's Chambers

St Paul's Chambers is home to Samuel Green QC, who specialises in health and safety cases and police misconduct proceedings, with a significant track record in both prosecution and defence.

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

Led by its head of chambers Richard Wright QCPark Square Barristers has an established and experienced business regulatory crime team, acting in corporate manslaughter, serious workplace injuries, food standards and animal welfare among others. The head of the regulatory and public law Craig Hassall, head of health and safety Tom Gent, and the head of consumer protection Robert Stevenson are key names to note. Simon Clegg is a go-to junior for the Environment Agency, specialising in the prosecution of serious environmental offences. Recent instructions include the prosecution of a construction company that illegally deposited illicit material in two ponds killing several Great Crested Newts, a protected species.

New Park Court Chambers

New Park Court Chambers is 'one of the leading criminal regulatory and inquest sets in the UK'. The past year has seen members instructed in health and safety matters and hearings on behalf of the Care Quality Commission. Paul Greaney QC  has been instructed a core participant in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and, leading Adam Birkby, is instructed by the prosecution in a corporate manslaughter case concerning the deaths of four people in an explosion at a wood production facility. Jason Pitter QC has been acting for York Racecourse following alleged health and safety failing in relation to serious injuries caused to a member of the catering staff. Nicholas de la Poer QC was elevated to silk in early 2020. Recent cases for the new silk include acting for the local authority concerning a fire safety issue in Rotherham United FC's stadium and acting for the Health and Safety Executive in re R, a case involving the loss of an arm in a woodchipper.