Set Profile > Park Square Barristers Ltd. > Leeds, England

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

Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) Tier 1

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

Leading Silks

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersRichard is able to quickly grasp novel and complex legal issues in areas of law which are rarely encountered by most barristers.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Simon Clegg - Park Square BarristersThe breadth of Simon’s legal practice across civil and crime gives him an edge over others and he has the skill and incisiveness to cut through to the real issues. He also has excellent judgement and always looks to find a practical answer where there is a difficult issue to resolve. Add to that, he has a charming and pleasant manner both in and out of court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersLeaves no stone unturned
Ranked: Tier 1
Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersProvides prompt strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Howard Shaw - Park Square BarristersHoward would be the first name that we would consider for cases on the North Eastern Circuit.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersCanny and adept at identifying the really important issues.
Ranked: Tier 1

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

'A fantastic set with great reach and depth', Park Square Barristers is 'a large set with considerable strength in depth across age and experience ranges'. The team has grown of late following the arrival of several practitioners from the now-closed Zenith Chambers. In recent instructions of note, Richard Wright QC prosecuted a teenager who was convicted of the murder of a solicitor in broad daylight at the entrance to a Newcastle shopping centre. Kama Melly QC and Kate Batty prosecuted an incestuous half-brother and half-sister who attempted to murder all six of their children and killed two; in a separate matter, Batty prosecuted as junior alone a woman who was convicted of attempted murder after chasing members of the public around Barnsley town centre with knives and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Turning to defence work, Mark McKone successfully defended a vigilante who was charged with falsely imprisoning men he lured online who he alleged were paedophiles.

Leading Silks

Abdul Iqbal QC - Park Square BarristersHis advocacy is superb and he commands the respect of judges and fellow professionals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Moulson QC - Park Square BarristersHe has a charm with juries that defuses tense situations.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersA first-class lawyer and a superb jury advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kama Melly QC - Park Square BarristersClients warm to her immediately and her no-nonsense style in court is essential.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Mark McKone - Park Square BarristersA compelling advocate, a consummate professional and a joy to work with,
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Silverton - Park Square BarristersHer understanding of cases is often lightyears ahead of the opposition.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersHe is friendly and approachable but tough when he needs to be.
Ranked: Tier 1
Taryn Turner - Park Square BarristersA formidable and experienced advocate well able to handle difficult and complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Batts - Park Square BarristersSpecialises in defending those charged with serious sexual offences.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kate Batty - Park Square BarristersAble to examine vunerable witnesses, her cross-examination of defendants is conducted in a forensic manner, particularly effective combined with a devastatingly reasonable approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Gordon - Park Square BarristersHe is meticulous with detail and preparation, leaving nothing to chance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kitty Colley - Park Square BarristersRecommended for cases involving either recent or historic sexual offences.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Dallas - Park Square BarristersParticularly adept at handling motoring cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersThe consummate professional - calm under pressure with the ability to think quickly on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Glenn Parsons - Park Square BarristersBrilliant in court on his feet, he is a tremendous advocate with jury appeal.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Harding - Park Square BarristersRecent work includes customs fraud, and drug conspiracies.
Ranked: Tier 4
Julian Jones - Park Square BarristersHard-working, dogged, and conscientious.
Ranked: Tier 4
Shufqat Khan - Park Square BarristersIncisive and meticulous, with a commanding presence in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Soheil Khan - Park Square BarristersA brutally effective and fearless cross-examiner who draws strength from his uncompromising preparation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Park Square Barristers counts assistant coroners, treasury counsel and specialist regulatory panel members among its team. The set takes on pro bono work as well as representing the Government Legal Department and Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Head of the team, Lorraine Harris, was formerly the Head of Crime Scene Investigation for Kent Police, and uses her breadth of knowledge and experience in representing interested parties including families, health care, local authorities, unions, and emergency workers. Janine Wolstenholme frequently undertakes Regulation 28 reporting and Article 2 matters, representing the Treasury Solicitor in an Article 2 inquest into a prisoner's death which involved far-reaching systemic failings. Tom Gent is experienced in acting for companies and individuals in inquests which involve the HSE as an interested party, as well as in representing local authorities and care providers in inquests over care home deaths. Former solicitor Simon Connolly has developed an impressive death in custody inquest practice.

Rising stars

Simon Connolly - Park Square BarristersOn a solid foundation of representing clients throughout his distinguished career as a solicitor Mr Connolly has moved seamlessly to the bar to deliver the same high quality of work. His knowledge in healthcare ensures a wealth of instructions. He has a confident yet amenable approach in court. A very capable advocate indeed.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersExtremely thorough, professional and dedicated.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lorraine Harris - Park Square BarristersLorraine is a conscientious and thoughtful advocate who demonstrates absolute commitment to do the best for each of their clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsten Mercer - Park Square BarristersHer client focused attitude coupled with her tenacity ensures she delivers a premium service to those who instruct her. She has a serious attitude to the matter in hand, delivering well prepared and fully researched work. A trusted barrister in her field.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Wilson - Park Square BarristersExtremely diligent and thorough, and able to get on top of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Janine Wolstenholme - Park Square BarristersA highly accomplished advocate who works extremely hard for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Family and children law Tier 2

Park Square Barristers is home to experienced family practitioners in the North Eastern circuit. The team is involved in many complex cases such as non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, radicalisation, and often involves an international element. Charlotte Worsley heads the family team and handles all aspects of children cases, particularly on public-law and care and adoption proceedings. Martin Todd specialises in child care injury and abuse cases; David Orbaum is noted for his involvement in cases with difficult and potentially dangerous parties; Jane Curnin undertakes cases involving serious injury and sexual abuse in children. Mark Henley has strengthened the set's family finance practice following his arrival from Zenith Chambers.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

David Orbaum - Park Square BarristersDavid has tremendous negotiation skills aided by a firm stance taken from the outset of discussion with other parties. There is no fear of David being compromised if it does not suit his position in the case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte Worsley - Park Square BarristersMiss Worsley is highly experienced and is certainly a senior junior locally and in her set. Her role as Head of the Family Team at PSQB is a real credit to her work, practice and her commitment to the team. Miss Worsley goes over and above for her clients. She is a fierce but fair advocate and she is excellent at picking up nuances within the case which can get overlooked.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jane Curnin - Park Square BarristersMs Curnin is, without doubt, one of the best junior counsel on circuit - although she has not been called that long her previous life as a solicitor in this area of law really makes her stand out. Ms Curnin is easy to work with, she is extremely approachable and helpful. Further, she is a formidable and very capable advocate who is always very well prepared and will go the extra mile for the client.
Ranked: Tier 2
Martin Todd - Park Square BarristersMartin stands out as an incredibly diligent and committed barrister who is empathy personified. He is the advocate of choice for many care practitioners and Guardians in our local court who benefit hugely from his energy, enthusiasm and experience. He is genuinely committed to the team/inclusive approach and shows respect to clients, solicitors and more junior colleagues.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Hargan - Park Square BarristersAn exceptional lawyer, James is wonderful and as good as any QC.
Ranked: Tier 3
Natalia Perrett - Park Square BarristersShe is brilliant with vulnerable clients. She is empathetic and warm, gives them fantastic support. She is well liked by Guardians.
Ranked: Tier 3
Huw Lippiatt - Park Square BarristersHuw is calm, measured and always shows excellent judgement in his cases. Huw is always extremely well-prepared and manages to hone in on the key points on behalf of his client. He is very adept at winning the confidence of clients and alert to what shall be their priorities and worries.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Mark Henley - Park Square BarristersVery capable, incredibly bright and commercially astute. Great tactician and always available for for help and assistance with a willingness to go that extra mile. His willingness to conduct ongoing negotiations with the barrister for the other party and reach a final agreement well after the FDR was an exceptional service.
Ranked: Tier 3

Personal injury Tier 2

Park Square Barristers has a nationally renowned personal injury, disease, and clinical negligence team, representing both claimants and defendants nationwide. Andrew Lewis QC's practice involves high-value catastrophic injury claims, particularly brain and spinal cord injury cases. Lewis QC was involved in the first case in which an order approving periodical payments of future heads of expenses and losses had been made in the Isle of Man. The value of the claim was £25m. Simon Anderson is a leading name in disease litigation and psychiatric injury claims on the North East Circuit. Judy Dawson is regularly instructed by defendants in high-value claims and she is well-versed in the technicalities that arise in relation to such issues and complex disclosure arguments. Richard Paige has practiced for over 20 years in all areas of personal injury and acts for defendant insurers in defending spurious claims. The arrivals of Andrew Wilson, Ruwena Khan, and Mark Henley from the now-closed Zenith Chambers have further strengthened the team.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersA safe and highly competent pair of hands. Arguably the best and most experienced Silk in personal injury work east of the Pennines. Gets quickly to the heart of a case. Disarmingly effective.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Simon Anderson - Park Square BarristersSimon is the go-to barrister in the north for stress at work and psychiatric injury claims. He has a reputation as a trial barrister albeit my personal experience is that i have found opponents not wanting to litigate against him. His name helps to even out the fight with defendants and gives ordinarily problematic stress at work and psychiatric injury claims sufficient rigour and credibility.
Ranked: Tier 1
Judy Dawson - Park Square BarristersVery knowledgeable about fraud matters. Well judged and nuanced advice. Avoids being too gun-ho on fraud. Good indemnity knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Wilson - Park Square BarristersSensible, pragmatic and highly experienced.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Ross - Park Square BarristersApproachable and thorough, with a great depth of knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Wilson - Park Square BarristersHe is meticulous in his preparation; good with the client, both lay and professional; a wonderful advocate, very organised of thought.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Henley - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in industrial disease cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ruwena Khan - Park Square BarristersExperienced in both claimant and defendant work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersA very bright and capable barrister who provides sensible advice in a wide range of PI and clinical negligence cases. Approachable and provides an excellent service in a friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 3

Chancery, probate, and tax

Park Square Barristers' David Rose is a senior junior 'but of a silk quality', according to instructing solicitors. He is experienced in probate and inheritance matters, including those with an international dimension. He has particular expertise in contentious probate, such as challenges to wills upon the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. He is commended for 'excellent personable skills and always manages to build a good rapport with clients especially during meditations'. His experience is 'invaluable when dealing with complex and challenging cases and he is an excellent negotiator when it comes to achieving the right outcome for clients'.

Leading Juniors

David Rose - Park Square BarristersVery knowledgeable with broad experience. Good communicator and prompt to return papers. David is an utterly reliable source of accurate and wise analysis and advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Clinical negligence

Andrew Lewis QC heads the clinical negligence team at Park Square Barristers. Noted for his 'very detailed and thorough assessment of the evidence', Andrew has experience in all areas of clinical negligence and undertakes cases of all types up to the most serious cerebral palsy negligent-birth claims, and was recently involved in a case which was the first occasion in than an order approving periodical payments of future heads of expenses and losses had been made in the Isle of Man. The 'well-prepared' Richard Paige is another key member of the team and has significant experience of claims with values up to £1m.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersHe is very detailed and thorough assessment of the evidence. He is excellent in conference with balancing the complex medical and legal points in discussions with experts and also making everything accessible for the client or litigation friend to follow the evidence and the views being discussed.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersCounsel is very good with clients and builds a rapport easily. He is insightful and offers sound, logically based advice as one would expect from any barrister. However, he is pragmatic and open to other points of view and will respond to challenges to his opinions positively. in this way it is always a team effort.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

Leeds set Park Square Barristers covers a range of work, with particular bright sports in criminal law and child law as well as handling a broader range of civil, regulatory and public law. A number of members have had judicial and other appointments of late: Judy Dawson and Kate Batty are two new recorders, Craig Hassall is now a bencher of Inner Temple, Chris Dunn was appointed to the disciplinary committee of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation and Simon Clegg and William Lindsay were appointed as deputy district judges. As far as recruitment is concerned, the set swelled its ranks by absorbing fifteen members and two clerks from the now-collapsed Zenith Chambers (adding a housing law string to its bow in the process) and Lisa Phillips returned to the independent Bar from Switalskis Solicitors.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the Clerks are professional and extremely helpful.

Always excellent service from the clerks, really helpful in obtaining availability and helping with any questions or queries.

Claudine Cooper is a major asset to the family clerk team. Her knowledge and experience is second to none.

Have never been let down by any of the clerking team which is one of -the reasons we like using these Chambers.

I normally deal with Madeleine Gray who has a fantastic client manner and can never do enough to help. She goes above and beyond to respond late at evenings or weekends to try and assist. She is superb!

The clerking staff were very good and were able to offer advice as to who best suited the needs of my client.

The Clerks as PSQB are one of the reasons it is easy to instruct PSQB – they will bend over backwards to ensure that your needs are met where possible. They are great at keeping you up to date. I would particularly mention Claudine Cooper who is fabulous. She is helpful, approachable, understanding and most importantly good at her job.

The clerks at Park Square Barristers can only be described as superstars, very efficient and proactive, the criminal clerk team as a whole have been nothing but wonderful over the years.

The clerks, led by Claudine Cooper, really are very good. They set the tone for the set and nothing is too much trouble, they are easy to get hold of, they are quick to respond to enquiries and often go over and above to assist.

Set:

A large set with considerable strength in depth across age and experience ranges.

Approachable, experienced and always available. Run a fantastic training schedule which also allows for networking.

Extremely helpful, well organised and excellent focus on customer service

Good availability of counsel – alternatives offered when our first choice is not available.

In relation to the Chambers this is set have a huge pool of talent and a number of skilled counsel for family matters. I would have no hesitation and indeed have recommended them on a number of occasions. The training is always topical and straight forward. The events they run are superb.

Park Square Barristers is an exceptional set and they have a wealth of counsel who are specialists in and have an innate understanding of Public Children law work. They are my “go to “ chambers for care work.

Park Square Barristers are a fantastic set, with great reach and depth, a incredible array of talented barristers available to take on the most difficult of briefs.

Park Square Barristers are a well organised and streamlined Chambers.

Park Square Barristers has grown in recent years and now offers a significant number of practitioners dealing with a range of work across a range of experience. The strength in numbers ensures availability of Counsel especially for last minute briefs.

Park Square Barristers is one of the ‘go to’ chambers when seeking to instruct counsel.

Strong set of chambers especially in terms of being able to offer the right person for a particular set of instructions. Good spread of advocates.

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

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

Leading Silks

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersRichard is able to quickly grasp novel and complex legal issues in areas of law which are rarely encountered by most barristers.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Simon Clegg - Park Square BarristersThe breadth of Simon’s legal practice across civil and crime gives him an edge over others and he has the skill and incisiveness to cut through to the real issues. He also has excellent judgement and always looks to find a practical answer where there is a difficult issue to resolve. Add to that, he has a charming and pleasant manner both in and out of court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersLeaves no stone unturned
Ranked: Tier 1
Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersProvides prompt strategic advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Howard Shaw - Park Square BarristersHoward would be the first name that we would consider for cases on the North Eastern Circuit.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersCanny and adept at identifying the really important issues.
Ranked: Tier 1

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

'A fantastic set with great reach and depth', Park Square Barristers is 'a large set with considerable strength in depth across age and experience ranges'. The team has grown of late following the arrival of several practitioners from the now-closed Zenith Chambers. In recent instructions of note, Richard Wright QC prosecuted a teenager who was convicted of the murder of a solicitor in broad daylight at the entrance to a Newcastle shopping centre. Kama Melly QC and Kate Batty prosecuted an incestuous half-brother and half-sister who attempted to murder all six of their children and killed two; in a separate matter, Batty prosecuted as junior alone a woman who was convicted of attempted murder after chasing members of the public around Barnsley town centre with knives and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Turning to defence work, Mark McKone successfully defended a vigilante who was charged with falsely imprisoning men he lured online who he alleged were paedophiles.

Leading Silks

Abdul Iqbal QC - Park Square BarristersHis advocacy is superb and he commands the respect of judges and fellow professionals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Moulson QC - Park Square BarristersHe has a charm with juries that defuses tense situations.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersA first-class lawyer and a superb jury advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kama Melly QC - Park Square BarristersClients warm to her immediately and her no-nonsense style in court is essential.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Mark McKone - Park Square BarristersA compelling advocate, a consummate professional and a joy to work with,
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Silverton - Park Square BarristersHer understanding of cases is often lightyears ahead of the opposition.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersHe is friendly and approachable but tough when he needs to be.
Ranked: Tier 1
Taryn Turner - Park Square BarristersA formidable and experienced advocate well able to handle difficult and complex cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gillian Batts - Park Square BarristersSpecialises in defending those charged with serious sexual offences.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kate Batty - Park Square BarristersAble to examine vunerable witnesses, her cross-examination of defendants is conducted in a forensic manner, particularly effective combined with a devastatingly reasonable approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Gordon - Park Square BarristersHe is meticulous with detail and preparation, leaving nothing to chance.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kitty Colley - Park Square BarristersRecommended for cases involving either recent or historic sexual offences.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Dallas - Park Square BarristersParticularly adept at handling motoring cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersThe consummate professional - calm under pressure with the ability to think quickly on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Glenn Parsons - Park Square BarristersBrilliant in court on his feet, he is a tremendous advocate with jury appeal.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Harding - Park Square BarristersRecent work includes customs fraud, and drug conspiracies.
Ranked: Tier 4
Julian Jones - Park Square BarristersHard-working, dogged, and conscientious.
Ranked: Tier 4
Shufqat Khan - Park Square BarristersIncisive and meticulous, with a commanding presence in court.
Ranked: Tier 4
Soheil Khan - Park Square BarristersA brutally effective and fearless cross-examiner who draws strength from his uncompromising preparation.
Ranked: Tier 4

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Inquests and inquiries Tier 1

Park Square Barristers counts assistant coroners, treasury counsel and specialist regulatory panel members among its team. The set takes on pro bono work as well as representing the Government Legal Department and Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Head of the team, Lorraine Harris, was formerly the Head of Crime Scene Investigation for Kent Police, and uses her breadth of knowledge and experience in representing interested parties including families, health care, local authorities, unions, and emergency workers. Janine Wolstenholme frequently undertakes Regulation 28 reporting and Article 2 matters, representing the Treasury Solicitor in an Article 2 inquest into a prisoner's death which involved far-reaching systemic failings. Tom Gent is experienced in acting for companies and individuals in inquests which involve the HSE as an interested party, as well as in representing local authorities and care providers in inquests over care home deaths. Former solicitor Simon Connolly has developed an impressive death in custody inquest practice.

Rising stars

Simon Connolly - Park Square BarristersOn a solid foundation of representing clients throughout his distinguished career as a solicitor Mr Connolly has moved seamlessly to the bar to deliver the same high quality of work. His knowledge in healthcare ensures a wealth of instructions. He has a confident yet amenable approach in court. A very capable advocate indeed.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersExtremely thorough, professional and dedicated.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lorraine Harris - Park Square BarristersLorraine is a conscientious and thoughtful advocate who demonstrates absolute commitment to do the best for each of their clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kirsten Mercer - Park Square BarristersHer client focused attitude coupled with her tenacity ensures she delivers a premium service to those who instruct her. She has a serious attitude to the matter in hand, delivering well prepared and fully researched work. A trusted barrister in her field.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Wilson - Park Square BarristersExtremely diligent and thorough, and able to get on top of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Janine Wolstenholme - Park Square BarristersA highly accomplished advocate who works extremely hard for clients.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 2

Park Square Barristers is home to experienced family practitioners in the North Eastern circuit. The team is involved in many complex cases such as non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, radicalisation, and often involves an international element. Charlotte Worsley heads the family team and handles all aspects of children cases, particularly on public-law and care and adoption proceedings. Martin Todd specialises in child care injury and abuse cases; David Orbaum is noted for his involvement in cases with difficult and potentially dangerous parties; Jane Curnin undertakes cases involving serious injury and sexual abuse in children. Mark Henley has strengthened the set's family finance practice following his arrival from Zenith Chambers.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

David Orbaum - Park Square BarristersDavid has tremendous negotiation skills aided by a firm stance taken from the outset of discussion with other parties. There is no fear of David being compromised if it does not suit his position in the case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte Worsley - Park Square BarristersMiss Worsley is highly experienced and is certainly a senior junior locally and in her set. Her role as Head of the Family Team at PSQB is a real credit to her work, practice and her commitment to the team. Miss Worsley goes over and above for her clients. She is a fierce but fair advocate and she is excellent at picking up nuances within the case which can get overlooked.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jane Curnin - Park Square BarristersMs Curnin is, without doubt, one of the best junior counsel on circuit - although she has not been called that long her previous life as a solicitor in this area of law really makes her stand out. Ms Curnin is easy to work with, she is extremely approachable and helpful. Further, she is a formidable and very capable advocate who is always very well prepared and will go the extra mile for the client.
Ranked: Tier 2
Martin Todd - Park Square BarristersMartin stands out as an incredibly diligent and committed barrister who is empathy personified. He is the advocate of choice for many care practitioners and Guardians in our local court who benefit hugely from his energy, enthusiasm and experience. He is genuinely committed to the team/inclusive approach and shows respect to clients, solicitors and more junior colleagues.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Hargan - Park Square BarristersAn exceptional lawyer, James is wonderful and as good as any QC.
Ranked: Tier 3
Natalia Perrett - Park Square BarristersShe is brilliant with vulnerable clients. She is empathetic and warm, gives them fantastic support. She is well liked by Guardians.
Ranked: Tier 3
Huw Lippiatt - Park Square BarristersHuw is calm, measured and always shows excellent judgement in his cases. Huw is always extremely well-prepared and manages to hone in on the key points on behalf of his client. He is very adept at winning the confidence of clients and alert to what shall be their priorities and worries.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Mark Henley - Park Square BarristersVery capable, incredibly bright and commercially astute. Great tactician and always available for for help and assistance with a willingness to go that extra mile. His willingness to conduct ongoing negotiations with the barrister for the other party and reach a final agreement well after the FDR was an exceptional service.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury Tier 2

Park Square Barristers has a nationally renowned personal injury, disease, and clinical negligence team, representing both claimants and defendants nationwide. Andrew Lewis QC's practice involves high-value catastrophic injury claims, particularly brain and spinal cord injury cases. Lewis QC was involved in the first case in which an order approving periodical payments of future heads of expenses and losses had been made in the Isle of Man. The value of the claim was £25m. Simon Anderson is a leading name in disease litigation and psychiatric injury claims on the North East Circuit. Judy Dawson is regularly instructed by defendants in high-value claims and she is well-versed in the technicalities that arise in relation to such issues and complex disclosure arguments. Richard Paige has practiced for over 20 years in all areas of personal injury and acts for defendant insurers in defending spurious claims. The arrivals of Andrew Wilson, Ruwena Khan, and Mark Henley from the now-closed Zenith Chambers have further strengthened the team.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersA safe and highly competent pair of hands. Arguably the best and most experienced Silk in personal injury work east of the Pennines. Gets quickly to the heart of a case. Disarmingly effective.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Simon Anderson - Park Square BarristersSimon is the go-to barrister in the north for stress at work and psychiatric injury claims. He has a reputation as a trial barrister albeit my personal experience is that i have found opponents not wanting to litigate against him. His name helps to even out the fight with defendants and gives ordinarily problematic stress at work and psychiatric injury claims sufficient rigour and credibility.
Ranked: Tier 1
Judy Dawson - Park Square BarristersVery knowledgeable about fraud matters. Well judged and nuanced advice. Avoids being too gun-ho on fraud. Good indemnity knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Wilson - Park Square BarristersSensible, pragmatic and highly experienced.
Ranked: Tier 1
Fiona Ross - Park Square BarristersApproachable and thorough, with a great depth of knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Peter Wilson - Park Square BarristersHe is meticulous in his preparation; good with the client, both lay and professional; a wonderful advocate, very organised of thought.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Henley - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in industrial disease cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ruwena Khan - Park Square BarristersExperienced in both claimant and defendant work.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersA very bright and capable barrister who provides sensible advice in a wide range of PI and clinical negligence cases. Approachable and provides an excellent service in a friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

Park Square Barristers' David Rose is a senior junior 'but of a silk quality', according to instructing solicitors. He is experienced in probate and inheritance matters, including those with an international dimension. He has particular expertise in contentious probate, such as challenges to wills upon the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. He is commended for 'excellent personable skills and always manages to build a good rapport with clients especially during meditations'. His experience is 'invaluable when dealing with complex and challenging cases and he is an excellent negotiator when it comes to achieving the right outcome for clients'.

Leading Juniors

David Rose - Park Square BarristersVery knowledgeable with broad experience. Good communicator and prompt to return papers. David is an utterly reliable source of accurate and wise analysis and advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

Andrew Lewis QC heads the clinical negligence team at Park Square Barristers. Noted for his 'very detailed and thorough assessment of the evidence', Andrew has experience in all areas of clinical negligence and undertakes cases of all types up to the most serious cerebral palsy negligent-birth claims, and was recently involved in a case which was the first occasion in than an order approving periodical payments of future heads of expenses and losses had been made in the Isle of Man. The 'well-prepared' Richard Paige is another key member of the team and has significant experience of claims with values up to £1m.

Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square BarristersHe is very detailed and thorough assessment of the evidence. He is excellent in conference with balancing the complex medical and legal points in discussions with experts and also making everything accessible for the client or litigation friend to follow the evidence and the views being discussed.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Richard Paige - Park Square BarristersCounsel is very good with clients and builds a rapport easily. He is insightful and offers sound, logically based advice as one would expect from any barrister. However, he is pragmatic and open to other points of view and will respond to challenges to his opinions positively. in this way it is always a team effort.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Leeds set Park Square Barristers covers a range of work, with particular bright sports in criminal law and child law as well as handling a broader range of civil, regulatory and public law. A number of members have had judicial and other appointments of late: Judy Dawson and Kate Batty are two new recorders, Craig Hassall is now a bencher of Inner Temple, Chris Dunn was appointed to the disciplinary committee of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation and Simon Clegg and William Lindsay were appointed as deputy district judges. As far as recruitment is concerned, the set swelled its ranks by absorbing fifteen members and two clerks from the now-collapsed Zenith Chambers (adding a housing law string to its bow in the process) and Lisa Phillips returned to the independent Bar from Switalskis Solicitors.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the Clerks are professional and extremely helpful.

Always excellent service from the clerks, really helpful in obtaining availability and helping with any questions or queries.

Claudine Cooper is a major asset to the family clerk team. Her knowledge and experience is second to none.

Have never been let down by any of the clerking team which is one of -the reasons we like using these Chambers.

I normally deal with Madeleine Gray who has a fantastic client manner and can never do enough to help. She goes above and beyond to respond late at evenings or weekends to try and assist. She is superb!

The clerking staff were very good and were able to offer advice as to who best suited the needs of my client.

The Clerks as PSQB are one of the reasons it is easy to instruct PSQB – they will bend over backwards to ensure that your needs are met where possible. They are great at keeping you up to date. I would particularly mention Claudine Cooper who is fabulous. She is helpful, approachable, understanding and most importantly good at her job.

The clerks at Park Square Barristers can only be described as superstars, very efficient and proactive, the criminal clerk team as a whole have been nothing but wonderful over the years.

The clerks, led by Claudine Cooper, really are very good. They set the tone for the set and nothing is too much trouble, they are easy to get hold of, they are quick to respond to enquiries and often go over and above to assist.

Set:

A large set with considerable strength in depth across age and experience ranges.

Approachable, experienced and always available. Run a fantastic training schedule which also allows for networking.

Extremely helpful, well organised and excellent focus on customer service

Good availability of counsel – alternatives offered when our first choice is not available.

In relation to the Chambers this is set have a huge pool of talent and a number of skilled counsel for family matters. I would have no hesitation and indeed have recommended them on a number of occasions. The training is always topical and straight forward. The events they run are superb.

Park Square Barristers is an exceptional set and they have a wealth of counsel who are specialists in and have an innate understanding of Public Children law work. They are my “go to “ chambers for care work.

Park Square Barristers are a fantastic set, with great reach and depth, a incredible array of talented barristers available to take on the most difficult of briefs.

Park Square Barristers are a well organised and streamlined Chambers.

Park Square Barristers has grown in recent years and now offers a significant number of practitioners dealing with a range of work across a range of experience. The strength in numbers ensures availability of Counsel especially for last minute briefs.

Park Square Barristers is one of the ‘go to’ chambers when seeking to instruct counsel.

Strong set of chambers especially in terms of being able to offer the right person for a particular set of instructions. Good spread of advocates.

The set: Park Square Barristers was formed in February 2015 following the merger of No 6 and Sovereign Chambers, Leeds. Both were successful and a great number of their members were appointed to the judicial bench over many years. The two years post-merger have seen further appointments to the Bench, more members taking silk and a number of QCs and senior juniors join. PSQB is commercially astute with the heads of chambers, two highly respected QCs in their fields, supported by a board of directors.

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).

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
Senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton
Senior civil clerk Francine Kirk
Business development Clerk Andy Reeves
Senior regulatory clerk Madeleine Gray
Senior family clerk Claudine Cooper
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 HALL QC, Andrew (1991)*
Members of Chambers KARU QC, Lee (1985)*
Members of Chambers SAXBY QC, Oliver (1992)*
Members of Chambers TYLER QC, William (1996)*
Members of Chambers STONOR QC, Nicholas (1993)*
Members of Chambers ROSE, David (1977)
Members of Chambers DALLAS, Andrew (1978)
Members of Chambers ORBAUM, David (1978)
Members of Chambers ISHERWOOD, John (1978)*
Members of Chambers PALMER, Patrick (1978)
Members of Chambers FERGUSON, Christopher (1979)
Members of Chambers SMITH, Michael (1980)
Members of Chambers HARING, Simon (1982)
Members of Chambers 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 (1984)
Members of Chambers FRIEZE, Robin (1985)
Members of Chambers CURNIN, Jane (1988)
Members of Chambers HILL, Louise (1988)
Members of Chambers McKONE, Mark (1988)
Members of Chambers BASHIR, Nadim (1988)
Members of Chambers TIGHE, Dawn (1989)
Members of Chambers HARGAN, James (1990)
Members of Chambers TODD, Martin (1991)
Members of Chambers SHIELS, Ian (1992)
Members of Chambers COLLEY, Kitty (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 DAWSON, Judy (1993)
Members of Chambers BATCHELOR, John (1993)
Members of Chambers BROUGHTON, Kerrie (1993)
Members of Chambers JAMES, Victoria (1993)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Adam (1994)
Members of Chambers FINLAY, Darren (1994)
Members of Chambers VALLI, Yunus (1994)
Members of Chambers JACOBS, Timothy (1995)
Members of Chambers GREENHALGH, Michael (2004)
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)
Members of Chambers CURRIE, Fergus (1997)
Members of Chambers PAIGE, Richard M (1997)
Members of Chambers ANDERSON, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers LIPPIATT, Huw (2010)
Members of Chambers MEGYERY, Ayshea (1997)
Members of Chambers RHYS-DAVIES, Adam (1998)
Members of Chambers COLLINS, Michael (1998)
Members of Chambers GENT, Tom (1998)
Members of Chambers HUSSAIN, Rukhshanda (1998)
Members of Chambers WOOD, Caroline (1998)
Members of Chambers HUDSON, Ian (2016)
Members of Chambers HASSALL, Craig (1999)
Members of Chambers BATTS, Gillian (1999)
Members of Chambers ANDRE, Roger (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 DUNN, Paul (2011)
Members of Chambers SILVERTON, Catherine (2001)
Members of Chambers ELLIOTT, Julie-Ann (2001)
Members of Chambers BATTY, Kate (2011)
Members of Chambers WORSLEY, Charlotte (2002)
Members of Chambers WOLSTENHOLME, Janine (2002)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Katherine (2002)
Members of Chambers SAUNDERS, Mark (2002)
Members of Chambers HARDING, Matthew (2002)
Members of Chambers DICKINSON, Zarah (2002)*
Members of Chambers ABRAHAMS, Paul (2002)*
Members of Chambers BEER, Julia (2003)*
Members of Chambers STEVENSON, Robert (2003)
Members of Chambers BLAKE-BARNARD, Vince (2012)
Members of Chambers CONNOLLY, Simon (2019)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN, Lee (2003)
Members of Chambers RENVOIZE, Edward (2004)*
Members of Chambers ROSS, Fiona (2004)
Members of Chambers ADDY, Laura (2004)
Members of Chambers PERRETT, Natalia (2004)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Andrew (2005)
Members of Chambers COADE, Georgina (2005)*
Members of Chambers CLEGG, Simon (2005)
Members of Chambers RANDALL, Rebecca (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)
Members of Chambers WILKINSON, Anna (2007)
Members of Chambers MOXON, Catherine (2007)
Members of Chambers MORAN, Christopher (2007)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Soheil J (2007)
Members of Chambers BUCK, Camilla (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 THOMAS, Ben (2010)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Kate (2011)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Lorraine (2011)
Members of Chambers STANWAY, Thomas (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 CLEGG, Holly (2015)
Members of Chambers RIAZ, Anaum (2016)
Members of Chambers NELSON, Laura (2016)
Members of Chambers MCLOUGHLIN, Naomi (2016)
Members of Chambers BAIRSTOW, Joseph (2014)
Members of Chambers HOLDING, James (2015)
Member of Chambers HUDSON, Joseph (2018)
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Tom (2018)
Member of Chambers BROOKE-WARD, Chelsea (2017)
Pupil MITTEN, Eleanor (2018)
Pupil WOODLEY, Shannon (2019)
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 Simon Connolly  photo Simon Connolly Simon has practised in the field of healthcare regulatory law for over…
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 Christopher Ferguson  photo Christopher Ferguson Christopher Ferguson has specialised in family law for several years. His extensive…
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 Caroline Ford  photo Caroline Ford Caroline read law at The University of Buckingham. After completing her undergraduate…
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 Catherine Silverton  photo Catherine Silverton Crime Catherine Silverton prosecutes or defends, primarily in serious and high-profile crime cases…
 Matthew Smith  photo Matthew Smith Commercial & Chancery Matthew has extensive experience and skill in commercial and chancery work, ranging from partnership,…
 Michael Smith  photo Michael Smith Currently not available to receive instructions. Michael Smith has prosecuted or defended…
 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 Matthew is currently undertaking his pupillage at Park Square Barristers. Matthew has…
 Nicholas Stonor  QC photo Nicholas Stonor  QC Children Law Nicholas Stonor QC was called to the Bar in 1993…
 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…
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 Elizabeth Withyman  photo Elizabeth Withyman Currently not available to receive instructions. Elizabeth Withyman practises exclusively in family…
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As a progressive set, Park Square Barristers is committed to promoting equality and diversity in both policy and practice. We believe and uphold the view that diversity is something to be celebrated; combining people from different backgrounds and experiences is essential to reflect the varied and nuanced society that our Chambers serves.

The collection of diversity data is part of Park Square Barristers’ strategy to ensure that checks can be made on whether or not policies and action plans are being implemented and whether or not they are working. Without data, it is impossible to establish the nature or extent of any inequality and therefore devise appropriate measures to reduce or remove it. We were proud of our 2018 Diversity Data results following a chambers wide survey, notable features of which were:

  •  PSQB is above the national average in respect of gender representation. The national average is 37% and PSQB is 40%.
  •  PSQB is above the national average in respect of practicing barristers who are Black Minority Ethnic (BME)
  •  The majority of those members of Park Square Barristers who participated in the survey attended state secondary school
  •  Nearly half of Park Square Barristers’ members who attended university were the first generation in their family to do so
  •  38 members of chambers are primary carers for a child/ren aged under 18

Park Square Barrister’s aims to tackle discrimination in any form pro-actively and to ensure that nobody experiences discrimination or prejudice in any form as either employees, members or clients.