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Leading Silks

Paul Greaney KC - New Park Court Chambers 'An incredibly intelligent silk who inspires confidence in lay clients. He has the ability to make any issue appear straightforward and is very attuned to the needs and feelings of bereaved families. A highly impressive advocate.'

2021 Silks

Craig Hassall KC – Park Square Barristers Ltd.A superstar. Craig is personable, exceptionally intelligent, driven and empathetic. Clients warm to him instantly.’

Leading Juniors

Leila Benyounes - Parklane Plowden 'Leila is well versed in coronial law, and her experience is such that she easily engenders the confidence of the tribunal, be that the presiding coroner or the jury. She is always on top of her brief, and has a strong but measured and pragmatic approach to her advocacy.'
Simon Connolly - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of inquest processes and procedures and he is also incredibly personable and good at putting people at ease. A thorough and tenacious advocate who is determined in court.'
Richard Copnall – Parklane Plowden 'A fearless advocate who provides detailed and realistic advice to clients, and prepared to take on difficult cases.'
Kirsten Mercer - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'Kirsten is a fearless advocate. She always has a full grasp of the facts, is resolute in court, and her examination of witnesses is consistently well-structured, concise and precise. Kirsten is unflappable.'
Georgina NolanParklane Plowden 'Georgina has a relaxed but thoroughly well-prepared manner in court. She does not take unnecessary points. When she asks a question or makes a submission, coroners take her seriously and listen to her arguments. She is easy to work with and can be trusted to make all the points she needs to make in the best interests of her client.'
Kate Wilson - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'A simply superb advocate - Kate's court demeanour is second to none. An extremely diligent and thorough barrister.'
Janine Wolstenholme - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'A barrister who shines in court. She has all the strength, ability, knowledge and charm of a KC.'
Olivia Checa-Dover - KBW 'Olivia is efficient and practical, with a very measured approach. She is courteous yet receives deserved respect from all in the court.'
Holly Clegg  - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'A very thoughtful and confident advocate. She is motivated and thoroughly well prepared, with excellent interpersonal skills.'
Matthew Crowe - Trinity Chambers 'Matthew is very knowledgeable: a brilliantly clever barrister who takes hold of a case, and quickly sees the issues and the way forward.' 

Rising Stars

Nathan Davis  - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'Nathan has a wonderful ability to focus the court on the core issues with his polite but determined demeanour and eloquent submissions. He has good knowledge of the law and coronial processes.'
Naomi McLoughlin  - Park Square Barristers Ltd. 'One to watch - she is able to deal with complex matters in an efficient manner, is very knowledgeable, and her court craft is wonderfully balanced. An advocate who is fully committed to her role and it shows - pure class.'
Tom Semple - Parklane Plowden 'Tom manages complex material meticulously and is a naturally confident and authoritative advocate. Behind a courteous and professional court manner lies an unshakeable commitment to the client's interests.'

Inquests and inquiries in Regional Bar

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

Park Square Barristers Ltd.‘s practice houses an ‘excellent selection of counsel‘ whose ‘inquest expertise is notable‘. The ‘very efficientJanine Wolstenholme and the ‘tenaciousKirsten Mercer jointly head up the department, which is well known for representing the full range of interested persons in inquests. Craig Hassall KC is ‘an excellent silk‘ and ‘fantastic with the most vulnerable clients‘. Simon Connolly has ‘an excellent grasp of complex medical issues‘ and is sought after for his expertise in acting for healthcare professionals in inquests. Kate Wilson frequently handles Article 2 inquests investigating deaths in hospitals and prison. In October 2021 Lorraine Harris left the set after being appointed as Area Coroner for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.



Good strength in depth.’

An excellent chambers.’

Very impressive.’


All the clerks provide a fantastic service.’

Madeleine Gray is a real asset to the chambers, friendly, commercial and responsive.’

Madeleine Gray always goes out of her way to ensure that we have someone to assist us.’

Madeleine Gray is a super star.’

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden is ‘highly regarded for inquests work‘; ‘the inquests team has outstanding experience, with a number of respected and sought after counsel‘. Richard Copnall has a solid track record in handling inquests arising from deaths in custody, prison, hospitals, care homes and mental health facilities. Article 2 inquests have been prominent in Leila Benyounes ‘ recent caseload; Georgina Nolan has expertise in acting for bereaved families and government departments in complex inquests into deaths in custody. The ‘extremely approachableTom Semple is sought after for his experience in handling inquests into deaths in hospital, and deaths arising from potential health and safety breaches.



Excellent set.’

High quality counsel.’


The clerks provide an excellent service.’

Approachable and helpful.’

Laura Storr always goes the extra mile to help assist when possible. She is an asset to chambers.’

Michael Stubbs is excellent.’