Park Square Barristers

About us

Park Square Barristers are the largest multi-disciplinary set on the North Eastern Circuit

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. From our 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 offers strength and depth that is unparalleled on circuit:

  • Highly respected, Richard Wright KC, leads as Head of Chambers with the accomplished Kama Melly KC as Deputy Head.
  • 174 barristers including 13 silks
  • Over 60 barristers specialising in civil law; over 80 in criminal law; over 40 in family law; and over 40 in regulatory & public law
  • A specialist mediation team
  • One of the largest clerking & support teams on 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

‘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‘ Legal 500 2021

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 30 people, we offer the largest clerking & support team on the circuit. For solicitors, this means streamlined bookings & billing.


Highly respected, Richard Wright KC, leads as Head of Chambers with the accomplished Kama Melly KC as Deputy Head.


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:

Mr Justice Wrangham

Lady Justice Eleanor King DBE

The Hon Mr Justice James Goss

HH Alastair Sharp KC

HH Gilbert Hartley

HH Max Gosney

HH George Hall

HH Douglas Forrester-Paton KC

HH Nigel Fricker KC

HH Arthur Hutchinson KC

HHJ Roger Hunt

HH Michael Lightfoot

HH Scott Wolstenholme

HH Shaun Spencer KC

HHJ Simon Lawler KC

HHJ Robert Bartfield

HHJ Richard Gioserano

HHJ Jane Shipley

HHJ Martin Rudland

HHJ Timothy Clayson

HHJ Jennifer Kershaw KC

HHJ Sean Morris

HHJ Neil Clark

HHJ Rodney Jameson KC

HHJ Timothy Stead

HHJ Andrew Hatton

HHJ Jill Troy

HHJ Mark Gargan

The Hon Sir Harry Ognall

HH Vivian Hurwitz

Lorraine Harris – Area Coroner for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire

DJ Andrew Wilson

HHJ Kate Rayfield (Batty)

HHJ Richard Woolfall

Kate Bisset – Area Coroner in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen

Lady Jill Black DBE PC

HH Arthur Myerson KC

HH Geoffrey Rivlin KC

HH Paul Hoffman

HH John Bullimore

HHJ Peter Hunt

HHJ Stephen Gullick

HHJ Geoffrey Marson KC

HHJ Peter Collier KC, Recorder of Leeds

HHJ Kate Buckingham

HHJ Louise Hallam

HHJ Colin Burn

Upper Tribunal Judge Madeleine Reeds

George Smales, Chair of the Industrial Tribunal

DJ Richard Clews

DJ Charles Prest KC

HHJ Alison Mitchell (Hunt)

DJ Joanna Geddes

HHJ Denise Marson

Employment Tribunal Judge Stephen Bedeau

HHJ David Dixon

HHJ Claire Murden

District Judge Capstick

District Judge Andrew Mitchell

District Judge Nicholas Hill

HHJ Nicholas Barker

HHJ Simon Batiste

HHJ Caroline Wigin

DJ  Judy Dawson

DJ Camilla Buck

Judge Stephane Osborne

Overseas appointments

Chief Justice Charles Ekins

John Brennan, Stipendiary Magistrate, Hong Kong.

Get in touch

Please contact us:

Leeds Office: 0113 245 9763 or email

Middlesbrough Office: 01642 232523 or email