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About us

The merger in February 2015 of No 6 and Sovereign Chambers, Leeds, created the largest multi-disciplinary set on the North Eastern Circuit.

Based in the heart of the legal quarter of Leeds, Park Square Barristers is set to change the face of advocacy in the North East. From our newly refurbished and client-focused home on Park Square, we offer the highest standards of advice, representation, mediation and legal training across the fields of civil law, criminal law, family law and regulatory & public law.

“Delightfully unstuffy and helpful… Always happy to take a call or an email when I need a quick chat. Well-informed advice and robust representation… They are setting the pace.”

Size, breadth & depth

Park Square Barristers can now offer strength and depth unparalleled on the circuit:

  • 2 highly respected joint heads of chambers in Andrew Lewis QC and Richard Wright QC
  • 126 barristers including 10 silks
  • 48 barristers specialising in civil law; 71 in criminal law; 46 in family law; and 40 in regulatory & public law
  • A specialist mediation team
  • One of the largest clerking & support teams on the circuit, able to offer highly responsive and personalised care
  • Between them, our barristers are proficient in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Italian, Mirpuri, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil & Urdu.

Why we’re different

  • Progressive — We are a commercially minded set. Many of our members have prior careers; we use the latest technology in every aspect of our work; and we have a strong balance of women and BME members.
  • A ‘one-stop shop’ — We have outstanding advocates in all disciplines, plus mediation, all under one roof. Our size means we can cover any hearing at short notice, and can handle cross-over cases, substitutions & return of work in-house.
  • Helpful & approachable — Solicitor clients are welcome to contact our barristers directly by phone and email. We are highly skilled with lay clients, children & vulnerable adults.
  • Strong team players — We share knowledge & ideas within and across teams, providing the highest level of service for clients and seamless continuity of representation.
  • Full CPD legal training programme — Exceptional seminars & conferences for achieving the full set of CPD points.
  • Highly responsive staff — With over 20 people, we offer the largest clerking & support team on the circuit. For solicitors, this means streamlined bookings & billings.

Talent & potential

We’re ambitious and still looking to recruit new tenants. Our ability to attract and develop the best talent is clearly demonstrated by the number of our members who have been appointed to the judiciary:

From No 6

England & Wales

Lady Justice Eleanor King DBE

Mr Justice Wrangham

The Hon Mr Justice James Goss

HH Alastair Sharp QC

HH Gilbert Hartley

HH Max Gosney

HH George Hall

HH Douglas Forrester-Paton QC

HH Nigel Fricker QC

HH Arthur Hutchinson QC

HHJ Roger Hunt

HH Michael Lightfoot

HH Scott Wolstenholme

HH Shaun Spencer QC

HHJ Simon Lawler QC

HHJ Robert Bartfield

HHJ Richard Gioserano

HHJ Jane Shipley

HHJ Martin Rudland

HHJ Timothy Clayson

HHJ Jennifer Kershaw QC

HHJ Sean Morris

HHJ Neil Clark

HHJ Rodney Jameson QC

HHJ Timothy Stead

HHJ Andrew Hatton

HHJ Jill Troy

HHJ Mark Gargan

Upper Tribunal Judge Madeleine Reeds

George Smales, Chair of the Industrial Tribunal

DJ Richard Clews

DJ Charles Prest QC

HHJ Alison Mitchell (Hunt)

Overseas appointments

John Brennan, Stipendiary Magistrate, Hong Kong.

From Sovereign Chambers

England & Wales

Lady Justice Jill Black DBE

The Hon Sir Harry Ognall

HH Vivian Hurwitz

HH Arthur Myerson QC

HH Geoffrey Rivlin QC

HH Paul Hoffman

HH John Bullimore

HHJ Peter Hunt

HHJ Stephen Gullick

HHJ Geoffrey Marson QC

HHJ Peter Collier QC, Recorder of Leeds

HHJ Kate Buckingham

HHJ Louise Hallam

HHJ Colin Burn

DJ Joanna Geddes

HHJ Denise Marson

Employment Tribunal Judge Stephen Bedeau

HHJ David Dixon

Overseas appointments

Chief Justice Charles Ekins.

Get in touch

Please contact us on 0113 245 9763 or email Park Square Barristers.