New Head of Chambers

05 JUNE 2023

9 Park Place Chambers are pleased to confirm the appointment of David Elias K.C. as Head of Chambers, upon Paul Hopkins K.C. stepping down from the role after a successful 10 years.  Paul will continue to practice from Chambers.

All of us at 9 Park Place would like to thank Paul for his dedication and commitment during his tenure as Head of Chambers.  His drive and tenacity ensured that our set has continued to thrive, particularly during the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

David Elias K.C. is head of the Criminal Team at 9 Park Place and former Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit.  He has been instructed in many of the most high-profile criminal cases in Wales and is consistently recommended in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guides as a leading silk.  Speaking of his appointment, he comments: “I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as Head of Chambers, and hope to follow Paul’s example in leading our set through the ever-changing legal landscape.  I have no doubt that there will be interesting and exciting times ahead for all of us at 9 Park Place and I look forward to Chambers reaching new heights.”