Set Profile > Newham House > Middlesbrough, England

Park Square Barristers Ltd.
Newham House
96–98 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 2HJ
England

North Eastern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

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.

Leading Silks

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.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
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.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

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‘.

Clerking

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‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Park Square Barristers Ltd. in Leeds is for some 'an excellent, broad criminal set' with 'a broad range of talent available' - 'there is tremendous depth to the ranks'. Richard Wright QC 'is uniquely able in all he does', and recently prosecuted Pawel Relowicz, who was convicted of the rape and murder of Libby Squire in a case which attracted media attention. In a separate matter, Wright led Gillian Batts in prosecuting a man who was convicted of a murder committed in 2007; the defendant had confessed to the murder, which at the time had been thought to be an accidental drowning. Strengthening the team at the senior end, Mark McKone QC and Craig Hassall QC were both elevated to silk in March 2021.

Leading Silks

Abdul Iqbal QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.His advocacy is flawless and he is very clever with a ferocious work ethic. He is fearsome in cut-throat situations. His witness handling skills are superb.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Moulson QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A silk who exudes confidence but at the same time is measured and calm. His eloquence is such that his advocacy provides a sense of marvel and endearment. He has the most fantastic presence in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Wright QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Richard has a tremendous work ethic and is an outstanding advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kama Melly QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Kama is excellent: thorough, detailed and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 2

2021 Silks

Mark McKone QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Mark is always the master of his brief. He immediately gains the trust and confidence of the client. Extremely approachable and client-friendly.

Leading Juniors

Gillian Batts - Park Square Barristers Ltd.An exceptionally gifted junior. Brilliantly pragmatic, brilliant with clients and her forensic instincts are invariably spot on.
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Silverton - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Catherine is a tremendously gifted advocate and has a particular flair for lateral thinking. She makes a persuasive speech even in the most impossible of cases. A real legal powerhouse.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Stevenson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Robert has a very high intellect. He is very personable and approachable, but also commands respect and authority within the court room. A first rate cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Taryn Turner - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A perfect trial advocate. She delivers a full performance that often leaves the individual in awe.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Batty - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A fine advocate, who is excellent at distilling large amounts of evidence. A strong cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Julian Jones - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Julian has an astute legal mind. He clearly is extremely passionate about his work and very committed. He possesses a calm and considered demeanour in even the most pressurised of circumstances.
Ranked: Tier 3
Glenn Parsons - Park Square Barristers Ltd.He has a remarkable ability to digest voluminous amounts of evidence with a precise eye for detail. He also possesses a fantastic ability to command the respect of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Harding - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A brilliant advocate - very conscientious and prepares extremely thoroughly for cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Shufqat Khan - Park Square Barristers Ltd.His meticulous preparation always leads to an impressive and accomplished performance in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Soheil Khan - Park Square Barristers Ltd.He is tactically astute, charming and persuasive in court. He shines in cases where the small details make the difference between success and failure.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

The chambers is second to none in its criminal law counsel. From the very top with the highest rated QCs to exceptional junior talent at pupil level, the chambers has a passion for quality and is always able to provide a qualified and talented barrister‘.

A very impressive set of chambers. They have a very talented pool of barristers‘.

Strength in depth, with multiple star performers at all levels of seniority‘.

Clerking

The criminal clerking team are a fantastic bunch of professionals for whom nothing is too much trouble. The team is led by Andrew Thornton, a thorough, pleasant and decent gentleman, who bends over backwards to accommodate clients whilst at the same time professionally and empathetically managing his barristers‘.

Andrew Thornton in particular embodies both approachability and utter professionalism and efficiency‘.

Very efficient‘.

Helpful and good service‘.

Andrew Thornton and the other criminal clerks are down to earth and readily available‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 1

With a reputation as a 'first-rate chambers', Park Square Barristers Ltd. garners praise for its 'reassuring breadth of expertise' in family law. Charlotte Worsley, who leads the team, is noted for her expertise in public law cases, and has a solid track record in handling complex cases involving female genital mutilation, radicalisation and severe physical and sexual abuse. David Orbaum is 'an excellent advocate' and 'extremely well respected by the local judiciary', and is very experienced in handling child law cases with international elements. The 'very persuasive' Martin Todd is instructed by local authorities, guardians and parents in serious child injuries cases. Viewed as a 'rising star', Phillipa Hildyard is 'very bright' and 'a huge future ahead of her'. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Karen Lennon from Dere Street Barristers.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

David Orbaum - Park Square Barristers Ltd.David is a formidable cross-examiner. He can unpick complexities in a case with ease. Measured and calm.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte Worsley - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Charlotte is at the top of her game. She is an exceptional advocate; precise, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Her client care is second to none especially with vulnerable clients. She commands respect from judges and fellow advocates alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jane Curnin - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Her knowledge of care proceedings is extremely thorough. She is very approachable, with an analytical eye.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Hargan - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A well-respected and reliable senior junior. His judgement is very sound. An excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Martin Todd - Park Square Barristers Ltd.An expert in complex cases, particularly involving alleged injuries. His advocacy is brilliant but it is his sensitivity and empathy with clients which stands out.
Ranked: Tier 2
Phillipa Hildyard - Park Square Barristers Ltd.As a barrister, Phillipa has it all; she is exceptionally able, and very professional, yet remains personable and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Karen Lennon - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Karen has a formidable intellect and makes her points in a persuasive and nuanced way.
Ranked: Tier 3
Huw Lippiatt - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Huw is thorough, keen and committed, with sound knowledge of child care law principles.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Mark Henley - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Incredibly diligent and hardworking, with an eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

A sound set of chambers‘.

Strength in depth‘.

Clerking

Excellent, responsive clerking‘.

Claudine Cooper is always so very helpful, polite, and will always endeavor to assist you with your enquiries. I cannot praise her highly enough‘.

Claudine Cooper, Paul Foster and Arnela Siranovic are a brilliant team, always willing to go the extra mile to help in any situation‘.

North Eastern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

The team at Park Square Barristers Ltd. has ‘strength in depth‘, made up of ‘counsel who are experienced and knowledgeable in coronial law‘. Head of the team Lorraine Harris‘ ‘background and work as an Assistant Coroner means she can assist with the entire coronial process‘. Kirsten Mercer frequently acts for government departments in complex Article 2 inquests, and Kate Wilson is noted for her ‘strong expertise in coronial proceedings arising from deaths in custody‘. Janine Wolstenholme acts for interested parties in inquests into deaths in prison, deaths in hospitals and care homes, and those detained under the Mental Health Act. Former solicitor Simon Connolly has a ‘wealth of knowledge of inquest work‘, and is instructed in inquests into deaths in custody as well as acting for healthcare professionals in medical inquests.

Leading Juniors

Lorraine Harris - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Lorraine is a fountain of coronial law knowledge and experience. She is a well prepared, excellent advocate with excellent attention to detail. She puts all clients at ease and ensures rigorous questioning of any witnesses who appear before her.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsten Mercer - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Kirsten is an advocate with faultless attention to detail. She is brilliant with witnesses, and always prepared to ask difficult questions when required.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Wilson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.An unflappable advocate with a calm and measured advocacy style. She excels at her craft.
Ranked: Tier 1
Janine Wolstenholme - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Janine is a safe pair of hands. She is thoroughly prepared and extremely knowledgeable regarding deaths in custody. She is extremely capable in court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Connolly - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Simon is a fantastic inquests lawyer. In addition to having an encyclopedic knowledge of coronial law, he has impressive medical knowledge. He is always well-prepared.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

‘The set is going from strength to strength in inquests and inquiries.’

‘They always have a good availability of counsel who are specialist practitioners in their respective areas.’

‘Park Square Barristers is a go-to set for inquest work. The inquests team consists of superbly qualified, often uniquely experienced, barristers dedicated to inquest work. The chambers is able to represent the vast range of interested persons that coroner’s inquiries encompass and as such are able to provide a fully rounded service for anyone needing specialist legal representation in the Coroners Court.’

‘There are always high calibre advocates available within the team should a first choice not be available.’

Clerking

‘Madeleine Gray, the Senior Clerk, is second to none and very much at the centre of the team’s success. She really understands the work and the client base, and is always striving to ensure clients receive an excellent service.’

‘Madeleine Gray is an exemplar of her craft. She has the ability to perfectly match a client with the right barrister based on her in-depth knowledge of the teams strengths and the clients needs. She has a wealth of experience and her personal manner ensures instructing solicitors are reassured that she will provide the very best bespoke representation. Patrick Urbina is already showing that he has learned from the master that is Madeleine, and is proving to be a strong junior clerk, one to watch for the future.’

‘What Senior Regulatory Clerk, Madeleine Gray, doesn’t know about the inquest/regulatory legal field frankly isn’t worth knowing. Madeleine is the beating heart of the inquest team. Her commitment to the team’s members and its clients knows no bounds. Madeleine is very ably supported in her role by Patrick Urbina who demonstrates that he has learned and is learning from a master in Madeleine, in his approach to the effective management and development of the team and its clients.’

North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury Tier 2

At Park Square Barristers Ltd., the 'very sensible' Andrew Lewis QC has a wealth of experience in high-value fatal and catastrophic injury claims, with a core focus on brain and spinal injury cases. Simon Anderson recently represented a former BBC journalist in a claim, after she was caught up in a mortar strike in an allegedly unnecessary trip to Homs in Syria. The 'highly skilled' Peter Wilson 'takes a very analytical approach to matters' and provides 'sound advice'; he is sought after for his expertise in acting solely for insurers in defending fraudulent personal injury claims.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.He is a superb negotiator and has everything you would want in an effective opponent: excellent judgement and knowledge, robust but fair and effective advocacy and huge charm.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Simon Anderson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Simon is a confident barrister and a detailed and tenacious advocate. He is well known for his niche expertise in psychiatric disease work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Ross - Park Square Barristers Ltd.She gets to the crux of the issue without drama, and argues her cases in a no-nonsense style.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Wilson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.He is excellent with both lay and insurer clients. His cross-examinations are beautifully planned and in a manner attractive to judges.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ruwena Khan - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Ruwena has attention to detail and compassion for her clients in equal measure - perfect for taking vulnerable clients through complex proceedings.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Paige - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Very efficient and erudite.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘PSQB has a very good reputation in the marketplace.’

‘They are well covered, with more than their fair share of very good barristers, all of whom are very user-friendly.’

Clerking

‘Clerks are very helpful and accommodating.’

‘The clerks are second to none. They always go above and beyond to help and the service is of a very high standard.’

‘Andy Reeves is a pleasure to work with.’

North Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A superb negotiator with excellent judgement and knowledge, robust but fair and effective advocacy, and huge charm.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard Paige - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Richard provides clear and concise advice and always seems to be able to put himself in the client's shoes. He creates a great rapport with lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

Leading Juniors

David Rose - Park Square Barristers Ltd.David is a strong negotiator with a formidable knowledge of contentious probate, trusts and Chancery matters. He is as comfortable on his feet as he is providing written advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Based in the heart of the legal quarter of Leeds, Park Square Barristers has changed the face of advocacy in the North East and we have now strengthened our set even further with our new office in Middlesbrough, former Old Court Chambers.

It is the largest multidisciplinary set on the North Eastern Circuit offering the highest standards of advice, representation, mediation and legal training. It has a client-focused ethos and is committed to providing excellent service, countrywide, to legal firms (from high street to international), insurance companies, local authorities and other public and regulatory bodies including HMRC, BIS, NHS Protect and the Environment Agency. Many accept Direct Access instructions. Members and clients enjoy the benefits of highly experienced, responsive and supportive clerking and support teams.

The teams share best practice, knowledge and expertise for the benefit of clients and junior members. The strength of the membership means hearings can be covered at short notice and enables the set to provide a one-stop service for clients, where cases cross into other specialist areas.

A number of members have been appointed to specialist panels, including the Attorney General, Treasury Solicitor, insurance companies, health trusts, CPS Specialist Fraud, POCA, RASSO and Serious Organised Crime panels. In 2016 PSQB was instructed to prosecute what is understood to be the first gross negligence manslaughter case concerning food allergies and the first private prosecution of a fraudulent ‘cash for crash’ staged road traffic accident, for which it received the Personal Injury Award 2016 for ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’.

Types of work undertaken
Commercial and company: insurance, including indemnity and recovery, banking, finance, insolvency, company, including formation of companies through to dissolution, unfair prejudice, minority shareholders, sale and carriage of goods, travel and package holiday claims, product liability, defamation, international disputes and letters of credit, professional negligence, restraint of trade, intellectual property, partnership disputes, guarantees/indemnities, travel, tourism and package holidays, timeshares and mis-selling.

Court of Protection: vulnerable adults, consent to treatment, deprivation of liberty, deputyship, property and finance, capacity, accommodation, contact, residence, consent to marriage and sexual relationships.

Costs: all aspects of costs in all jurisdictions.

Crime: prosecutes and defends every type of case from the Magistrates’ to the Supreme Court. Significant expertise in murder, manslaughter, terrorism, serious violence, rape and other sexual offences (including historical), public disorder, dishonesty, large-scale conspiracies, drugs, technical road traffic issues, plus more unusual offences dealt with by specialist prosecuting agencies. Specialisms of asset forfeiture, confiscation and cash detention and restraint.

Education: special educational needs and disability, EHC plans, admissions, exclusions.

Employment: wrongful dismissal, discrimination, restrictive covenants, redundancy; TUPE; equal pay; wages; Working Time Regulations and contractual claims.

Family (children and finance): care, particularly the most serious and medically complex cases, such as serious injury or death, neglect, abuse, fictitious illness, adoption and special guardianship, child abduction, child arrangements, injunctions and committals, domestic violence, forced marriage, terrorism and jurisdiction disputes. The set represents the full range of clients: local authorities, parents, extended family and children. Other work includes matrimonial and non-matrimonial finance, divorce, financial remedies, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements.

Fraud: nationally renowned for civil fraud work, with unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. An outstanding national reputation for defence work within the insurance sector. Expertise in extensive criminal frauds, including VAT, Revenue and Customs. A number of members are on the Serious Fraud Office specialist panel.

Health and safety: advocacy and advisory work in cases involving the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority, and smaller local regulators such as fire and rescue authorities and environmental health authorities, for the regulator, businesses and individuals.

Inquests and inquiries: experience of representing families, interested persons in the coroner’s court and healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists), accountants and police officers before their professional bodies.

Mediation and ADR: mediation specialists dealing with the full range of disputes involving property, including landlord and tenant, boundaries and rights of way, families and family finance, business agreements, employment, leases, neighbour disputes, personal injury, professional negligence, probate and trusts, company disputes and insolvency.

Personal injury and clinical negligence: accidents abroad, catastrophic injury, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, pediatric cardiac surgery, dental, cosmetic and orthopedic surgery, obstetrics, failures in proper diagnoses, reduced life expectancy, group actions, including the Mau Mau litigation, complex and high-profile cases, road traffic, occupiers’ and employers’ liability, industrial disease, asbestos-induced mesothelioma. The team also acts for parties in linked inquests and HSE prosecutions.

Professional negligence: expertise in all aspects of litigation and advisory work in relation to claims against professionals, up to and including final hearing on issues such as duty of care, breach of duty or contract, causation and quantification of loss, claims both for and against solicitors, barristers, insolvency practitioners, surveyors, architects, engineers, accountants, financial advisers, bankers, insurance brokers and other professionals.

Property: agricultural tenancies, boundary disputes, buildings including listed buildings, commercial leases, easements and rights of way, planning, right to light, adverse possession, trespass, nuisance, village greens and commons, landlord and tenant disputes including commercial and residential, such as possession, dilapidations, terminal obligations, and public sector housing management, including anti-social behaviour injunctions, committal, and homelessness.

Private client: property, trusts, wills and probate, Inheritance Act, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees (TOLATA).

Private Prosecution: advise on and pursue committal proceedings for contempt of court and private prosecutions at various stages of litigation. Both in relation to fraudulent civil matters and criminal proceedings such as the production and sale of counterfeit goods, fraud / abuse of position of trust etc.

Public and administrative law: judicial review and challenging decisions concerning community care, education, health, housing, mental health, VAT and customs and excise.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Managing clerk Richard Sadler richard@psqb.co.uk 0113 2135201
Senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton andrew@psqb.co.uk 0113 2135202
Senior Civil Clerk Andy Reeves andyreeves@psqb.co.uk 0113 2135252
Senior regulatory clerk Madeleine Gray madeleine@psqb.co.uk 0113 2028603
Senior family clerk Claudine Cooper claudine@psqb.co.uk 0113 2028604
Teesside Senior Clerk Dan Foulger danfoulger@psqb.co.uk 01642 232523
Head of Chambers WRIGHT QC, Richard (1998)
Deputy Head of Chambers MELLY QC, Kama (1997)
Members of Chambers LEWIS QC, Andrew (1985)
Members of Chambers MOULSON QC, Peter (1991)
Members of Chambers IQBAL QC, Abdul (1994)
Members of Chambers McKONE QC, Mark (1988)
Members of Chambers HASSALL QC, Craig (1999)
Door Tenant HALL QC, Andrew (1991)*
Door Tenant KARU QC, Lee (1985)*
Door Tenant SAXBY QC, Oliver (1992)*
Door Tenant TYLER QC, William (1996)*
Door Tenant STONOR QC, Nicholas (1993)*
Door Tenant CADMAN QC David (1996)
Members of Chambers WORSLEY QC, Charlotte (2002)
Members of Chambers BRADSHAW, David (1975)
Members of Chambers ROSE, David (1977)
Members of Chambers DALLAS, Andrew (1978)
Members of Chambers ORBAUM, David (1978)
Door Tenant ISHERWOOD, John (1978)*
Members of Chambers PALMER, Patrick (1978)
Members of Chambers FERGUSON, Christopher (1979)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Michael (1980)
Members of Chambers HALL, David (1980)
Members of Chambers SOPPITT, Nigel (1996, Solicitor 1981)
Members of Chambers HARING, Simon (1982)
Door Tenant STEPHEN, Spence (1983)*
Members of Chambers HILL-BAKER, Jeremy (1983)
Members of Chambers HENDRY, Helen (1983)
Members of Chambers ARMBRISTER, Allan (1984)
Members of Chambers GORDON, David (1984)
Members of Chambers TURNER, Taryn (1990, Solicitor 1984)
Members of Chambers FRIEZE, Robin (1985)
Members of Chambers NEWMAN, Austin (1987)
Members of Chambers CURNIN, Jane (2016, Solicitor 1988)
Members of Chambers HILL, Louise (1988)
Members of Chambers BASHIR, Nadim (1988)
Members of Chambers TIGHE, Dawn (1989)
Members of Chambers HARGAN, James (1990)
Members of Chambers SMALES, Suzanne (1990)*
Members of Chambers NEWCOMBE, Paul (1991)
Members of Chambers TODD, Martin (1991)
Members of Chambers SHIELS, Ian (1992)
Members of Chambers BOUMPHREY, John (1992)
Members of Chambers COLLEY, Kitty (1992)
Members of Chambers SABISTON, Peter (1992)
Members of Chambers WOOLFALL, Richard (1992)
Members of Chambers AL'HASSAN, Khadim (1993)
Members of Chambers CASWELL, Benjamin (1993)
Members of Chambers SEMPLE, Andrew (1993)
Members of Chambers BATCHELOR, John (1993)
Members of Chambers JAMES, Victoria (2012, Solicitor 1993)
Members of Chambers FORD, Caroline (1993)
Members of Chambers VINCENT, Claire (1993)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Adam (1994)
Members of Chambers BAKER, Christopher (1994)
Members of Chambers FINLAY, Darren (1994)
Members of Chambers DRYDEN, Shaun (1994)
Members of Chambers VALLI, Yunus (1994)
Members of Chambers HENLEY, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers JACOBS, Timothy (1995)
Members of Chambers GREENHALGH, Michael (2004, Solicitor 1994)
Members of Chambers WITHYMAN, Elizabeth (1995)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Peter J (1995)
Members of Chambers MORLEY, Michael (1995)
Members of Chambers DUNN, Christopher (1996)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Matthew (1996)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Shufqat (1997)
Door Tenant CURRIE, Fergus (1997)
Members of Chambers PAIGE, Richard M (1997)
Members of Chambers ANDERSON, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers LIPPIATT, Huw (2010, Solicitor 1997))
Members of Chambers MEGYERY, Ayshea (1997)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS, Lisa (1998)
Members of Chambers COLLINS, Michael (1998)
Members of Chambers HUSSAIN, Rukhshanda (1998)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Caroline (1998)
Members of Chambers HUDSON, Ian (2016, Solicitor 1998)
Members of Chambers BATTS, Gillian (1999)
Members of Chambers SHAW, Howard (1999)
Members of Chambers DEVALL, Sally (1999)
Members of Chambers PARSONS, Glenn (1999)
Members of Chambers JONES, Julian (1999)
Members of Chambers MASON, Catherine (2000)
Members of Chambers SEKHON, Narinder (2000)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Ifzal (2000)
Members of Chambers MCKINLAY, Kate (2000)
Members of Chambers DUNN, Paul (2011, Solicitor 2000))
Members of Chambers SILVERTON, Catherine (2001)
Members of Chambers ELLIOTT, Julie-Ann (2001)
Members of Chambers BATTY, Kate (2011, Solicitor 2001)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Imran (2001)
Members of Chambers WOLSTENHOLME, Janine (2002)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Katherine (2002)
Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, Mark (2002)
Members of Chambers HARDING, Matthew (2002)
Door Tenant DICKINSON, Zarah (2002)*
Members of Chambers ABRAHAMS, Paul (2002)
Members of Chambers LAMBALLE, Victoria (2002)
Door Tenant BEER, Julia (2003)*
Members of Chambers STEVENSON, Robert (2003)
Members of Chambers BLAKE-BARNARD, Vince (2012, Solicitor 2003))
Members of Chambers McGURK, Caroline (2021, solicitor 2003)
Members of Chambers CONNOLLY, Simon (2019, Solicitor 2003)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN, Lee (2003)
Members of Chambers DUFFY, Catherine (2003
Members of Chambers LENNON. Karen (2003)
Door Tenant RENVOIZE, Edward (2004)*
Members of Chambers ROSS, Fiona (2004)
Members of Chambers ADDY, Laura (2004)
Members of Chambers PERRETT, Natalia (2004)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Uzma (2004)
Members of Chambers WILSON, James (2005)
Members of Chambers HARLEY, Jon (2005)
Members of Chambers COADE, Georgina (2005)
Members of Chambers CLEGG, Simon (2005)
Door Tenant RANDALL, Rebecca (2005)*
Members of Chambers KHAN, Ruwena (2005)
Members of Chambers GRANT, Giles (2006)
Members of Chambers HASSON, James (2006)
Members of Chambers MERCER, Kirsten (2006)
Members of Chambers PHILIPSON, Amy (2006)
Members of Chambers SHIELDS, Caroline (2006)
Members of Chambers BROWN, Lucy (2016, Solicitor 2007))
Members of Chambers WILKINSON, Anna (2007)
Members of Chambers MOXON, Catherine (2007)
Members of Chambers MORAN, Christopher (2007)
Members of Chambers MORRISON, Christopher (2007)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Soheil J (2007)
Members of Chambers WESTWOOD, Victoria (2007)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Christopher (2008)
Members of Chambers BISSET, Kate (2009)
Members of Chambers JOWETT, Michael (2009)
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Stuart (2009)
Members of Chambers LINDSAY, William (2009)
Members of Chambers RAWLINSON, Carla (2009)
Members of Chambers SIDDIQUE, Fiaz (2017, Solicitor 2009)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Ben (2010)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Louise (2010)
Members of Chambers RAFFERTY, Christopher (2010)
Members of Chambers AKHTAR, Samreen (2010)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Kate (2011)
Members of Chambers HOLSGROVE, Jonathan (2011)
Members of Chambers ATWAL, Amrit (2011)
Door Tenant STANWAY, Thomas (2012)*
Members of Chambers BUCKLOW, Jade (2012)
Members of Chambers PARNHAM, Andrea (2013)
Members of Chambers REED, Emily (2013)
Members of Chambers HILDYARD, Phillipa (2014)
Members of Chambers BOXALL, Christopher (2014)
Members of Chambers BAIRSTOW, Joseph (2014)
Members of Chambers CLEGG, Holly (2015)
Members of Chambers HOLDING, James (2015)
Members of Chambers GITTINS, Jonathan (2015)
Members of Chambers RIAZ, Anaum (2016)
Members of Chambers LEACH, Ashleigh (2016)
Members of Chambers NELSON, Laura (2016)
Members of Chambers MCLOUGHLIN, Naomi (2016)
Member of Chambers BROOKE-WARD, Chelsea (2017)
Member of Chambers MACHIN, Christopher (2017)
Member of Chambers CRONIN, Kelly (2016)
Member of Chambers HUDSON, Joseph (2018)
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Tom (2018)
Member of Chambers DAVIS, Nathan (2017)
Member of Chambers MITTEN, Eleanor (2018)
Member of Chambers PHILLIPS, Sophie (2018)
Member of Chambers WOODLEY, Shannon (2019)
Member of Chambers STEWART, Matthew (2019)
Member of Chambers DURDY, Eleanor (2017)
Member of Chambers TALEB, Leila (2018)
Pupil DYSON, Harry (2018)
Pupil ROXBOROUGH, Sam
Pupil WILDMAN, Lily
Pupil BUKOYE, Esther
3rd six pupil HILTON, Laura
3rd six pupil BUCK, Tabitha
Photo Name Position Profile
 Christopher Baker  photo Christopher Baker Much in demand, Chris appears in courts at the more northern end…
 Tabitha Buck  photo Tabitha Buck Prior to commencing a third six pupillage with Park Square Barristers, Tabitha…
 Jonathan Gittins  photo Jonathan Gittins Since December 2019, Jonathan has been under the supervision of Christopher Baker,…
 Jon Harley  photo Jon Harley Crime Jon is an experienced criminal practitioner who prosecutes and defends cases…
 Louise Harrison  photo Louise Harrison Louise specialises in all aspects of public law proceedings and regularly represents…
 Uzma Khan  photo Uzma Khan Crime Uzma appears regularly before the Magistrates Court and Crown Court on…
 Victoria Lamballe  photo Victoria Lamballe Victoria has a busy Crown Court practice appearing for both the defence…
 Ashleigh Leach  photo Ashleigh Leach Children Law Ashleigh appears in a variety of family matters representing clients…
 Caroline McGurk  photo Caroline McGurk Caroline brings to the Bar 18 years’ prosecutorial experience that encompasses the…
 Christopher Morrison  photo Christopher Morrison Chris accepts instructions in all aspects of criminal law for both the defence…
 Paul Newcombe  photo Paul Newcombe Crime A busy and popular advocate, Paul deals with complex and serious…
 Peter Sabiston  photo Peter Sabiston Instructed by both the Crown and Defence, Peter undertakes all types of…
 Nigel Soppitt  photo Nigel Soppitt Crime Admitted as a Solicitor in 1981. During early years Nigel was…
Dr Christopher Wood  photo Dr Christopher Wood Crime Chris is an experienced criminal practitioner, dealing with prosecution and defence,…
 Gary Wood  photo Gary Wood Crime Gary has experience of defending a wide range of criminal allegations.…
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Park Square Barristers is committed to implementing and promoting principles of equal opportunities and diversity.

Park Square Barristers recognises the obligations, principles and guidance derived from the Equality Act 2010 and the related Codes of Practice including the Bar Standards Board Equality Rules and Code of Conduct.

We seek to promote respect for fundamental human rights, provide equal opportunities in the workplace, and promote respect for the individual worth of all people associated with PSQB.

To demonstrate this, PSQB has signed up to a number of E&D initiatives in 2021 including “Bridging the Bar” and “10,000 Black Interns” – both projects aimed at increasing diversity at the Bar.

PSQB Deputy Head of Chambers Kama Melly QC won Barrister of the Year at this year’s prestigious Women in Law Awards for her work promoting women at the Bar – and Glenn Parsons is Chairperson of the North Eastern Circuit Diversity outreach programme. Glenn has also written a number of articles for Chambers magazine on BAME issues at the Bar.

We are committed to promoting a work environment and a profession in which everyone is treated equally and treated with dignity – and provide support and training so individuals from all backgrounds can flourish at the Bar.