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New Park Court Chambers

Professional Discipline

3 ranked barristersBand 2The Regions (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table

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A Leeds-based set which can offer copious expertise in the medical and police spheres, drawing on a strong profile in criminal law. Members have acted in serious and highly publicised regulatory and disciplinary matters involving various police forces, the GMC and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Client service:

"We enjoy working with the chambers because of its clerking strengths - one of the strongest clerking teams around." Tim Coulson is the chief executive.

Strengths:

Jason Pitter QC
A vastly experienced silk noted for handling misconduct hearings before the GMC, the NMC and police misconduct panels. He receives recognition for his expertise in the prosecution of healthcare professionals for the GMC and for his defence of police officers.
"He is affable, very calm and measured. He has a nice style with juries and he is an attractive advocate." "Incredibly hard-working and accommodating. He is good with clients and an excellent lawyer."
Recent work: Represented a police officer in a misconduct hearing concerning the misuse of a police helicopter to record members of the public in a sexually compromising manner. The officer was cleared.

Strengths:

Paul Greaney QC
An experienced silk with a wide-ranging professional discipline practice encompassing the healthcare, sport and police sectors. He represents police officers and sports regulatory bodies in disciplinary proceedings.
"He is very authoritative and very good on his feet; a leader in the field." "An outstanding advocate - genuinely a silk you turn to for professional discipline work." "Tremendously well respected, the go-to man."

Strengths:

Sharon Beattie QC
Respected jpractitioner focusing her practice on representing clients in the medical profession, she regularly presents complex and sensitive professional discipline cases before the GMC. She complements her professional discipline practice with her knowledge of handling serious criminal cases and is experienced in dealing with cases of doctors facing sexual allegations.
"She is an extremely good advocate. She prepares cases well and deals with tricky opponents." "An expert in regulatory law. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. Great with solicitors and witnesses."

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Professional Discipline


Jason Pitter QC
Band 2
Paul Greaney QC
Band 2
Sharon Beattie QC
New Silks