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Leading Silks

Paul Greaney KC - New Park Court Chambers 'Paul is very clever, very eminent and impressive, but also personable. He is a great communicator who instils confidence in those who instruct him, and he is a trusted adviser.'
Nicholas Johnson KC - Exchange Chambers 'A silk with an enviable tactical brain.'
Richard Wright KC - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'A highly skilled orator, with an excellent intellect and impeccable judgement.'
John Harrison KCSt Paul’s ChambersA highly accomplished silk in the field of financial services. John is a first-class advocate and has a clarity of thought and expression that cuts through a lot of irrelevant material.’
Nicholas de la Poer KC - New Park Court Chambers 'Nicholas is technically excellent and his knowledge is extensive. His advice is always clear and easy to understand, and he builds a great rapport with clients. An extremely talented and respected advocate who commands the court room.'

2021 Silks

Craig Hassall KCPark Square Barristers Ltd. 'Craig is a fantastic barrister. The quality of the work he produces is first class and his advocacy is powerful but in tune with the mood of the room.'

Leading Juniors

Ryan Donoghue - New Park Court Chambers 'A hard working and calm barrister. Ryan is extremely knowledgeable about healthcare law, very efficient and well liked by judges.'
Ben Thomas  - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'Ben communicates well and has a very calm manner with clients. He quickly identifies the key issues in a case.'
Adam Birkby - New Park Court Chambers 'Adam has excellent knowledge of health and safety law, practices and regulation. A compelling advocate in the courtroom.'
Simon Clegg - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'A dynamic advocate in court. He is incisive and considered in his case analysis.'
Robert Stevenson - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'A true specialist in business and regulatory crime. He has breadth and depth of experience matched with unrivalled tenacity in promoting the client's interests.'

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

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

At Park Square Barristers Ltd., recent instructions for the team include practice head Craig Hassall KC acting for the HSE in its prosecution of Nestlé UK for health and safety breaches, after an employee of the company received significant injuries following an accident on the After Eights production line. Turning to the juniors, Ben Thomas successfully prosecuted a building contractor who was convicted of health and safety breaches concerning a household extension which exposed the occupants to carbon monoxide poisoning. Simon Clegg ‘s caseload includes health and safety breaches and environmental offences, and the ‘very personableRobert Stevenson prosecutes and defends across a wide range of regulatory matters. Howard Shaw is a key name for food safety matters.

Testimonials

Set

A very good regulatory team. There’s someone with the right skills and experience for every type of case.’

Clerking

Madeleine Gray is superb. Extremely efficient.’

Madeleine Gray is exceptionally helpful and always on top of every case.’

New Park Court Chambers

New Park Court Chambers garners praise as ‘a well-respected and dynamic chambers‘, housing a team with expertise in environmental cases, fire safety, healthcare matters and health and safety issues, among other areas. Nicholas de la Poer KC has a solid track record in prosecuting and defending in cases involving the Environment Agency. Adam Birkby‘s recent workload includes cases involving complex health and safety breaches. Ryan Donoghue acted for the prosecution in CQC v Spire Healthcare Ltd, where the healthcare provider was convicted of breaching regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, the duty of candour; this case marked the first prosecution of its kind brought against a private healthcare provider.

Testimonials

Set

A strong set.’

A first-class set.’

Very impressive.’

Clerking

Communication is excellent.’

The clerks are extremely helpful and will always go out of their way to provide the highest level of service. They respond quickly and will assist in any way that they can.’

The clerks are always available and helpful.’