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Park Square Barristers Ltd.
6 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2LW
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‘.

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 QC, 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.

2022 Silks

Charlotte Worsley QC - 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.

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
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.’

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

Regional Bar > 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‘.

Regional Bar > 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‘.

Regional Bar > 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 QC, 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.

2022 Silks

Charlotte Worsley QC - 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.

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
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‘.

Regional Bar > 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.’

Regional Bar > 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.’

Regional Bar > 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

Regional Bar > 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Managing clerk Richard Sadlerrichard@psqb.co.uk0113 2135201
Senior criminal clerk Andrew Thorntonandrew@psqb.co.uk0113 2135202
Senior Civil Clerk Andy Reevesandyreeves@psqb.co.uk0113 2135252
Senior regulatory clerk Madeleine Graymadeleine@psqb.co.uk0113 2028603
Senior family clerk Claudine Cooperclaudine@psqb.co.uk0113 2028604
Teesside Senior Clerk Dan Foulgerdanfoulger@psqb.co.uk01642 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 BUCK, Tabitha (2016 year call)
Member of Chambers HUDSON, Joseph (2018)
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Tom (2018)
Member of Chambers DAVIS, Nathan (2017)
Member of Chambers HILTON, Laura (2017, Solicitor in 2017)
Member of Chambers DURDY, Eleanor (2017)
Member of Chambers MITTEN, Eleanor (2018)
Member of Chambers PHILLIPS, Sophie (2018)
Member of Chambers TALEB, Leila (2018)
Member of Chambers DYSON, Harry (2018)
Member of Chambers WOODLEY, Shannon (2019)
Member of Chambers STEWART, Matthew (2019)
Pupil ROXBOROUGH, Sam
Pupil WILDMAN, Lily
Pupil BUKOYE, Esther
Pupil KART, Celine
Pupil ALLEN, Tonicha
Pupil CHAMBERS, Anna
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Paul Abrahams  photo Paul Abrahams CrimePaul has extensive experience in dealing with serious sexual offences, particularly cases…
Laura Addy  photo Laura Addy CrimeLaura Addy undertakes criminal work at all levels in the criminal justice…
Khadim Al'Hassan photo Khadim Al'HassanCrime Khadim Al’Hassan has a heavyweight practice in Serious crime and Regulatory…
Tonicha Allen  photo Tonicha Allen Tonicha worked as an administrative officer at Leeds Magistrates Court as part…
Simon Anderson  photo Simon Anderson Personal InjurySimon is a leading name in employers’ liability personal injury claims…
Allan Armbrister  photo Allan Armbrister Crime Allan specialises in serious sexual and violent offences, particularly rape, sex…
Amrit Atwal  photo Amrit Atwal Amrit worked as in-house counsel specialising in Industrial Disease prior to joining…
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John Batchelor  photo John Batchelor CrimeOriginally from Leeds, John Batchelor has specialised in defending serious crime since…
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Kate Bisset  photo Kate Bisset CrimeKate Bisset is a Grade-3 prosecutor with a predominantly defence practice. She…
Vince Blake-Barnard  photo Vince Blake-Barnard Crime Vince Blake-Barnard has a broad criminal practice in which he represents…
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Christopher Boxall  photo Christopher Boxall Civil Fraud Christopher has quickly established a busy practice in civil insurance…
David Bradshaw  photo David Bradshaw David Bradshaw’s extensive well-developed practice focuses exclusively on crime. With over 40…
Chelsea Brooke-Ward  photo Chelsea Brooke-Ward Employment Before embarking on a career in law Chelsea was a very…
Lucy Brown  photo Lucy Brown Crime Lucy defends and prosecutes across a wide range of criminal offences.…
Jade Bucklow  photo Jade Bucklow In her previous career as a Case Examiner at the GMC Jade…
Esther Bukoye  photo Esther Bukoye Prior to commencing pupillage, Esther worked as a Civil Servant at the…
David Cadman  photo David Cadman David is unavailable to accept instructions at the moment. Civil FraudDavid has…
Benjamin Caswell  photo Benjamin Caswell Personal InjuryFor over 20 years Ben has had a thriving and high…
Anna Chambers  photo Anna Chambers Anna is currently undertaking a mixed pupillage at Park Square Barristers with…
Simon Clegg  photo Simon Clegg Civil Fraud Simon specialises in representing insurance companies in claims where fraud…
Holly Clegg  photo Holly Clegg Crime Holly has quickly developed a strong practice in all areas of…
Georgina Coade  photo Georgina Coade Crime Georgina enjoys a practice prosecuting and defending in equal measure. She…
Kitty Colley  photo Kitty Colley Kitty Colley specialises exclusively in all areas of serious crime. She is…
Michael Collins  photo Michael Collins Michael Collins is not only a “tenacious and effective advocate he is…
Simon Connolly  photo Simon Connolly Simon has practised in the field of healthcare regulatory law for over…
Kelly Cronin  photo Kelly Cronin Commercial & Chancery Prior to commencing pupillage, Kelly undertook the BPTC at…
Jane Curnin  photo Jane Curnin Jane Curnin is the deputy head of the Family team and has…
Fergus Currie  photo Fergus Currie Civil Fraud Fergus Currie’s long-standing background in general personal-injury work has resulted…
Andrew Dallas  photo Andrew Dallas Andrew Dallas has worked extensively in criminal law for over 30 years,…
Nathan Davis  photo Nathan Davis Nathan Davis is a common law pupil currently undertaking his second six. …
Sally Devall  photo Sally Devall Children Law Sally Devall has specialised in family law since 1999. She…
Zarah Dickinson  photo Zarah Dickinson Zarah Dickinson is a criminal specialist with a practice covering a wide…
Shaun Dryden  photo Shaun Dryden Shaun Dryden has many years of experience appearing in Crown Courts across…
Paul Dunn  photo Paul Dunn Commercial & ChanceryPaul Dunn is the deputy head of the Civil Team…
Christopher Dunn  photo Christopher Dunn Christopher Dunn has defended or prosecuted a wide range of cases including…
Eleanor Durdy  photo Eleanor Durdy Eleanor has recently completed her pupillage and is now a tenant at PSQB…
Harry Dyson  photo Harry Dyson Harry Dyson is now undertaking his second six puillage and is available…
Julie-Ann Elliott  photo Julie-Ann Elliott Children Law Julie-Ann Elliott is a specialist family practitioner engaging in all…
Christopher Ferguson  photo Christopher Ferguson Christopher Ferguson has specialised in family law for several years. His extensive…
Darren Finlay  photo Darren Finlay Darren Finlay is the head of our civil team. Commercial & ChanceryDarren’s core…
Caroline Ford  photo Caroline Ford Caroline read law at The University of Buckingham. After completing her undergraduate…
Robin Frieze  photo Robin Frieze Robin Frieze has over 30 years’ successful practice in criminal law in…
David Gordon  photo David Gordon David Gordon practised in crime and general common law for 10 years…
Giles Grant  photo Giles Grant CrimeGiles has a growing criminal practice and he undertakes all areas of…
Michael Greenhalgh  photo Michael Greenhalgh Crime Michael is a RASSO-accredited Grade 4 Crown Prosecutor who regularly deals…
David Hall  photo David Hall David has a well-established criminal practice, with a substantial caseload. He deals…
Andrew Hall QC photo Andrew Hall QCAndrew Hall QC is consistently named as a leader in his field…
Matthew Harding  photo Matthew Harding Crime Matthew Harding is an experienced and accomplished jury advocate, regularly instructed…
James Hargan  photo James Hargan Children Law James Hargan is a skilled and formidable advocate with considerable…
Simon Haring  photo Simon Haring Currently not available to receive instructions. Simon Haring has defended or prosecuted criminal…
Craig Hassall QC photo Craig Hassall QCRegulatory & Public Head of the Regulatory and Public Law Team at PSQB, and…
James Hasson  photo James Hasson Children Law James accepts instructions in respect of all matters arising out…
Helen Hendry  photo Helen Hendry Children LawHelen honed her skills as an advocate in High Court proceedings…
Mark Henley  photo Mark Henley Personal Injury & Clinical NegligenceMark is an experienced personal injury practitioner. He…
Phillipa Hildyard  photo Phillipa Hildyard Children Law Phillipa appears in both public and private children law matters…
Louise Hill  photo Louise Hill Children Law Louise has specialised exclusively in family law for over 20…
Jeremy Hill-Baker  photo Jeremy Hill-Baker Jeremy Hill-Baker specialises exclusively in crime. He has considerable experience in complex…
Laura Hilton  photo Laura Hilton Laura was called to the Bar in 2021, having transferred over following…
James Holding  photo James Holding Crime James is a Grade 1 Panel Advocate for the Crown Prosecution…
Jonathan Holsgrove  photo Jonathan Holsgrove Personal Injury Jonathan maintains a practice in all areas of personal injury…
Joseph Hudson  photo Joseph Hudson Crime Joe is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and conducts all manner…
Ian Hudson  photo Ian Hudson After being admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 Ian has represented clients…
Rukhshanda Hussain  photo Rukhshanda Hussain Rukhshanda is an experienced Crown Court advocate who has defended and prosecuted…
Abdul Iqbal QC photo Abdul Iqbal QCCrime Abdul Iqbal QC is a favoured choice of counsel among both…
John Isherwood  photo John Isherwood John Isherwood is instructed on a regular basis for both claimant and…
Tom Jackson  photo Tom Jackson Prior to pupillage Tom worked for Leeds City Council Social Services, as…
Timothy Jacobs  photo Timothy Jacobs Crime Timothy Jacobs is a mature and confident advocate with twenty years…
Victoria James  photo Victoria James Victoria (Vicki) James was a solicitor in private practice for 19 years,…
Julian Jones  photo Julian Jones Julian is a specialist in serious and complex crime. He is instructed…
Michael Jowett  photo Michael Jowett Michael Jowett accepts instructions for both prosecution and defence work. His practice…
Celine Kart  photo Celine Kart Celine has commenced her mixed pupillage under the supervision of Charlotte Worsley…
Lee Karu QC photo Lee Karu QCLee is a highly experienced specialist criminal defence counsel. He has been…
Ruwena Khan  photo Ruwena Khan Ruwena is a Legal 500 Leading Junior in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence…
Soheil Khan  photo Soheil Khan CrimeSoheil  specialises in criminal defence and prosecution work. His work includes serious…
Ifzal Khan  photo Ifzal Khan Personal InjuryIfzal Khan has a thriving practice in the area of criminal…
Shufqat Khan  photo Shufqat Khan Crime Shufqat is a very experienced criminal barrister who is regularly instructed…
Imran Khan  photo Imran Khan Imran Khan is an experienced and accomplished advocate, who can be relied…
Karen Lennon  photo Karen Lennon Children Law Public Law Serious Non-accidental Injuries and Child Death Significant Neglect…
Andrew Lewis QC photo Andrew Lewis QCPersonal InjuryAndrew Lewis QC has vast experience in all areas of personal…
William Lindsay  photo William Lindsay William represents local authorities, parents, children and interveners in care proceedings and…
Huw Lippiatt  photo Huw Lippiatt Children LawHuw was a specialist family law solicitor for 13 years before…
Christopher Machin  photo Christopher Machin Personal Injury Christopher is known for his detailed case analysis, client-focused approach…
Catherine Mason  photo Catherine Mason Children LawCatherine undertakes all aspects of both public and private Children Act…
Kate McKinlay  photo Kate McKinlay Children Law Kate was a member of Zenith Chambers from 2001 to…
Mark McKone QC photo Mark McKone QCMark McKone practises exclusively in criminal law, appearing for the defence or…
Naomi McLoughlin  photo Naomi McLoughlin Personal Injury Prior to commencing pupillage, Naomi was employed as an Advocate…
Ayshea Megyery  photo Ayshea Megyery Ayshea Megyery specialises in private and public children law. Ayshea has extensive…
Kama Melly QC photo Kama Melly QCCrimeKama Melly QC is widely recognised as one of the foremost female advocates…
Kirsten Mercer  photo Kirsten Mercer Regulatory & Public Kirsten is a highly experienced inquest advocate, who represents…
Eleanor Mitten  photo Eleanor Mitten Crime Ellie has experience in prosecuting and defending in both the Crown…
Christopher Moran  photo Christopher Moran Crime Chris Moran is instructed in substantial criminal matters including serious sexual…
Michael Morley  photo Michael Morley Michael has 20 years’ experience of prosecuting and defending all aspects of…
Peter Moulson QC photo Peter Moulson QCDuring his career as Silk; Peter has been instructed in lengthy, complex,…
Catherine Moxon  photo Catherine Moxon CrimeCatherine Moxon specialises in crime. She is experienced in both prosecution and…
Laura Nelson  photo Laura Nelson Personal Injury Laura has a busy personal injury practice, acting for both…
Austin Newman  photo Austin Newman CrimeWith over 30 years at the Bar, Austin’s well-established criminal practice encompasses…
Lee O'Sullivan photo Lee O'SullivanHaving previously been in-house as a solicitor advocate at a large law…
David Orbaum  photo David Orbaum Children LawDavid Orbaum has practiced as a barrister and solicitor for over…
Richard Paige  photo Richard Paige Clinical NegligenceRichard Paige’s background is in all areas of civil law, but…
Patrick Palmer  photo Patrick Palmer Patrick Palmer undertakes defence and prosecution work of all types, especially serious…
Andrea Parnham  photo Andrea Parnham CrimeAndrea Parnham regularly appears in the crown court on behalf of the…
Glenn Parsons  photo Glenn Parsons CrimeGlenn Parsons has a predominantly criminal practice. He defends or prosecutes in…
Natalia Perrett  photo Natalia Perrett Children Law Natalia Perrett specialises in private and public children law. Natalia…
Amy Philipson  photo Amy Philipson Commercial & Chancery Amy Philipson has extensive experience and expertise advising and…
Lisa Phillips  photo Lisa Phillips Joining us in September 2020 Lisa’s experience in Children Act matters spans…
Sophie Phillips  photo Sophie Phillips Commercial & Chancery Sophie’s work involves a variety of contractual and commercial…
Christopher Rafferty  photo Christopher Rafferty Commercial & Chancery Chris practises across the entire spectrum of commercial, chancery…
Rebecca Randall  photo Rebecca Randall An experienced criminal defence practitioner.  Rebecca Randall is recognised for her straightforward…
Carla Rawlinson  photo Carla Rawlinson Children Law Carla Rawlinson specialises in all aspects of Family Law. Carla…
Emily Reed  photo Emily Reed Children Law Emily Reed has a busy children law practice, covering the…
Edward Renvoize  photo Edward Renvoize Ed Renvoize specialises in serious criminal work. His particular focus is fraud…
Anaum Riaz  photo Anaum Riaz Children Law Anaum is regularly instructed to represent parents in private child…
Katherine Robinson  photo Katherine Robinson Crime Katherine is a grade 4 prosecutor and is regularly instructed in…
David Rose  photo David Rose A major part of David’s practice relates to probate and inheritance matters,…
Fiona Ross  photo Fiona Ross Personal Injury Fiona Ross’s background is in all areas of civil law,…
Sam Roxborough  photo Sam Roxborough Sam commenced his mixed common law pupillage in September 2021 under the…
Mark Saunders  photo Mark Saunders Children Law Mark Saunders has a very strong track record dealing with…
Oliver Saxby QC photo Oliver Saxby QCOliver Saxby QC was called to the Bar in 1992 and appointed…
Narinder Sekhon  photo Narinder Sekhon Crime Narinder Sekhon’s practice reflects a mixture of criminal matters, and he undertakes…
Andrew Semple  photo Andrew Semple Andrew has been in practice for over 25 years and chose to…
Howard Shaw  photo Howard Shaw CrimeHoward defends and prosecutes the whole range of serious criminal offences, including…
Caroline Shields  photo Caroline Shields Caroline has been practising exclusively in family and family-related civil law since…
Ian Shiels  photo Ian Shiels Ian Shiels has 22 years’ experience in the law relating to children,…
Fiaz Siddique  photo Fiaz Siddique Personal injury Fiaz Siddique is a former solicitor who co-founded and managed…
Catherine Silverton  photo Catherine Silverton Crime Catherine Silverton prosecutes or defends, primarily in serious and high-profile crime cases…
Michael Smith  photo Michael Smith Currently not available to receive instructions. Michael Smith has prosecuted or defended…
Matthew Smith  photo Matthew Smith Commercial & Chancery Matthew has extensive experience and skill in commercial and chancery work, ranging from partnership,…
Helena Spector  photo Helena Spector Crime Helena is a relentlessly determined advocate with experience across a range…
Stephen Spence  photo Stephen Spence Crime:Stephen Spence has considerable experience both prosecuting and defending in all aspects…
Thomas Stanway  photo Thomas Stanway Crime:Thomas Stanway has a busy Crown Court practice and is regularly instructed…
Robert Stevenson  photo Robert Stevenson CrimeRobert has a very busy and well-respected criminal practitioner who prosecutes and defends…
Matthew Stewart  photo Matthew Stewart Crime Having completed his pupillage under the supervision of Gill Batts, Matthew has…
Nicholas Stonor QC photo Nicholas Stonor QCChildren Law Nicholas Stonor QC was called to the Bar in 1993…
Leila Taleb  photo Leila Taleb Leila has recently completed her pupillage and is now a tenant at…
Ben Thomas  photo Ben Thomas Crime Ben has a strong practice in all areas of criminal law.…
Dawn Tighe  photo Dawn Tighe Dawn Tighe is a specialist family practitioner with 25 years’ experience in…
Martin Todd  photo Martin Todd Martin is a highly respected and sought after Family specialist practitioner. He…
Taryn Turner  photo Taryn Turner Taryn Turner is a specialist criminal-defence advocate. She is a Legal 500 ‘Leading…
William Tyler QC photo William Tyler QCChildren LawWilliam Tyler QC is a specialist children law barrister appearing in…
Yunus Valli  photo Yunus Valli Yunus Valli practices exclusively in criminal defence. His practice covers the full…
Claire Vincent  photo Claire Vincent Claire is a specialist PI barrister who undertakes personal injury claims relating…
Victoria Westwood  photo Victoria Westwood Victoria joined PSQB in January 2020, Zenith having previously been a tenant…
Lily Wildman  photo Lily Wildman Lily is currently undertaking her pupillage at Park Square Barristers.   Prior…
Anna Wilkinson  photo Anna Wilkinson Civil Fraud Anna Wilkinson has an established practice in civil insurance fraud…
James Wilson  photo James Wilson Personal Injury James is an experienced personal injury practitioner. He is available…
Kate Wilson  photo Kate Wilson Regulatory & Public Kate is an established inquest advocate.  Her approachable empathetic manner…
Peter Wilson  photo Peter Wilson Peter works exclusively for insurers defending suspicious or fraudulent personal injury claims,…
Adam Wilson  photo Adam Wilson Family Finance Adam Wilson has very extensive experience in applications for financial…
Elizabeth Withyman  photo Elizabeth Withyman Currently not available to receive instructions. Elizabeth Withyman practises exclusively in family…
Janine Wolstenholme  photo Janine Wolstenholme Regulatory & Public Janine has vast experience in the Coroner’s Court (coroner…
Caroline Wood  photo Caroline Wood Personal Injury & Clinical NegligenceCaroline specialises in all areas of personal injury…
Shannon Woodley  photo Shannon Woodley Children Law Shannon has experience in a range of matters in both…
Richard Woolfall  photo Richard Woolfall Richard Woolfall deals with serious sexual offences and is a specialist rape…
Charlotte Worsley QC photo Charlotte Worsley QCCharlotte Worsley is Head of our Family Team and has been a practitioner…
Richard Wright QC photo Richard Wright QCCrime Richard Wright QC is a criminal advocate who has defended or…
Stuart Young  photo Stuart Young Personal Injury Stuart prides himself on his busy personal injury practice, regularly…
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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.