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An award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most forward-looking chambers in the UK. Our specialist groups are supported by dedicated clerking teams with the experience, depth of knowledge and personal service essential in today's demanding commercial environment.

St Philips has now officially arrived in London and we will also be opening offices in Leeds, this year. These strategic moves underline our commitment to expand upon the first-class service we are renowned for, reinforcing our objective to make our exceptional team of barristers the first choice for clients nationally and internationally.

 

 

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  • Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards I...

    Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards I...

      Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards Institute's College of Fellows. Following on from his successful prosecution of Tesco PLC for their misleading pricing of strawberries pursuant to the Consum...

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  • Ben Williams secures £55,000 fine against company for Severn Trent Wa...

    Ben Williams secures £55,000 fine against company for Severn Trent Wa...

    On Tuesday 8th July 2014, at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court, Global Metal Finishers Limited were fined £55,000 plus nearly £9,000 costs for 11 offences of breaching discharge consent limits under s121 of the Water Industry Act 1991......

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter Succeed in Resisting Appeal

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter Succeed in Resisting Appeal

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter have successfully resisted an appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning the removal of a child from the care of her mother using an interim care order in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989. ...

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  • An essential summary on the meaning of

    An essential summary on the meaning of "waste" in environmental law

    by Tim Green The Legal Framework 1. The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 ("the EPR") establishes for a permitting regime for the regulation of waste operations. By virtue of Regulations 12 and 38 it is unlawful to undertake a waste opera...

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  • Jennifer Josephs Successfully Prosecutes Attempted Murder Trial in Birmingh...

    Jennifer Josephs Successfully Prosecutes Attempted Murder Trial in Birmingh...

    Jennifer Josephs successfully prosecutes attempt murder trial in Birmingham Crown Court. The Defendant had armed himself with a knife and after a dispute, stabbed the complainant seven times.  Following a trial he was convicted and sentenced t...

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  • Definitive Sentencing Guidelines Published for Fraud, Money Laundering and ...

    Definitive Sentencing Guidelines Published for Fraud, Money Laundering and ...

    On Friday 23rd May 2014 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published the new definitive sentencing guidelines for fraud, money laundering and bribery. This guideline applies to all sentences imposed after 1st October 2014 irrespective of when the of...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

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  • Court of Appeal Gives Important Appellate Guidance in Family Case

    Court of Appeal Gives Important Appellate Guidance in Family Case

    In a case that addresses an important point of appellate principle and practice, the Court of Appeal has examined the circumstances in which an appellate court hearing an appeal in family proceedings can remake the decision complained of or, alternat...

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  • James Bruce successfully resists Football Banning Order for Koran-tearing M...

    James Bruce successfully resists Football Banning Order for Koran-tearing M...

    Mr Bruce defended one of two ladies involved in high profile public order offences arising from last year's Birmingham City v Middlesbrough fixture. The fans were convicted yesterday at Birmingham Magistrates' Court and therefore eligible to be banne...

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  • Liz McGrath Q.C. is sworn in as Queen's Counsel

    Liz McGrath Q.C. is sworn in as Queen's Counsel

    (Liz in full regalia with her 1st Junior Clerk, Ian Charlton, shortly before leaving Gower Street for the Palace of Westminster) On Monday 14th April 2014 Liz McGrath was officially sworn in as Queen's Counsel at a ceremony at the Palace of Westmi...

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  • Condign Punishment For Planned Gang Violence

    Condign Punishment For Planned Gang Violence

    On 15th April 2014 His Honour Judge Challinor sentenced K to a total term of 18 years' imprisonment. The defendant, who had been prosecuted by Lee Marklew in Wolverhampton crown court, was convicted after trial of kidnap, robbery, blackmail, and r...

    Read On

  • Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Successfully Dismantle Money Laundry Operati...

    Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Successfully Dismantle Money Laundry Operati...

    Over the last two years, Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia have been prosecuting one of the biggest money laundering operations in recent times. The fourth and final trial concluded on the 10th of April 2014, with the convictions of three defendants f...

    Read On

  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

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  • A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage

    A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage

    Deprivation of Liberty and P v Cheshire West CC [2014] UKSC 19 Jim Tindal, St Philips Chambers Jim Tindal analyses the landmark decision of the Supreme Court on Deprivation or Liberty in P v Cheshire West CC and P & Q v Surrey CC [2014] UKSC ...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC Succeeds Again in the Court of Appeal

    Alistair MacDonald QC Succeeds Again in the Court of Appeal

    St Philips Chambers' Alistair MacDonald QC and Andrew Lorie of 3 Paper Buildings have succeeded in resisting the appeal of the decision of Mr Justice Baker in CW v SG [2013] EWHC 854 (Fam) to terminate the parental responsibility of a father in pri...

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  • Richard Atkins QC Named Barrister of the Year

    Richard Atkins QC Named Barrister of the Year

    We are proud to announce that Richard Atkins QC, head of St Philips' Criminal Group, has won the prestigious 'Barrister of the Year Award' at the 2014 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. In making this award, the judges were keen to recognise the...

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  • When does a settlement settle nothing?

    When does a settlement settle nothing?

    by Jim Tindal Mental Capacity, CPR 21 and Dunhill v Burgin [2014] UKSC 18 Why capacity matters Mental capacity presents one of the biggest challenges in PI and Clin Neg cases (which for ease I will refer to as 'PI'). What may already be a ...

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  • Family Law Specialist, Mark Calway Joins St Philips

    Family Law Specialist, Mark Calway Joins St Philips

    The Family Law Practice Group at St Philips are delighted to announce the arrival of Mark Calway who joins from Renaissance Chambers. Called to the bar in 1989, Mark has extensive experience in all areas of family law. In particular, he is regul...

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  • A Scrap Over Mens Rea

    A Scrap Over Mens Rea

    By Andrew Lockhart In recent weeks the legal press has reported the case of R v Pace and Rogers [2014] EWCA Crim 186. This was the subject of an e-shot from Crimeline and is also reported and commented upon in Criminal Law Week 2014 Issue 7 at par...

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  • Sentencing for Environmental Offences: New Guidelines - by Jonathan Salmon

    Sentencing for Environmental Offences: New Guidelines - by Jonathan Salmon

    The Sentencing Council has published the long awaited sentencing guidelines for common Environmental Offences. They formally come into force on 1st July 2014 but inevitably courts will look at them from now onwards when sentencing Defendants. For ...

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  • Andrew Burrow, Employment Law Specialist, Joins St Philips Chambers

    Andrew Burrow, Employment Law Specialist, Joins St Philips Chambers

    The Employment Law Practice Group at St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Andrew Burrow who joins us from Doughty Street Chambers. Prior to being called to the bar in 2011, Andrew qualified as a South African attorney and has 17 year...

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  • A Common Sense Decision Post-Mitchell by Richard Adams

    A Common Sense Decision Post-Mitchell by Richard Adams

    The following case is essential reading for all of us who deal with costs' budgets:Bank of Ireland v Philip Pank Partnership [2014] EWHC 284 TCC. In a nutshell, don't worry too much if you sign the precedent which says "[statement of truth]"; just...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC and Rachel Rowley Successfully Appeal Decision to Inv...

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rachel Rowley Successfully Appeal Decision to Inv...

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rachel Rowley have succeeded in the Court of Appeal in overturning the decision of the High Court in Re D (A Child) [2013] EWHC 4078 (Fam) to request that the courts of the Czech Republic assume jurisdiction over a 19 mont...

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  • Liz McGrath Appointed Queen's Counsel in the 2014 Silk Competition

    Liz McGrath Appointed Queen's Counsel in the 2014 Silk Competition

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Liz McGrath has been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. Liz was called to the bar in 1987 and is a highly regarded member of the St Philips Family Law Group, revered by her peers, instructin...

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  • Good Practice in Pre-Inquest Review Hearings

    Good Practice in Pre-Inquest Review Hearings

    By Ben Mills, Specialist Regulatory Law Barrister ERNEST ANDREW BROWN (Claimant) v HM CORONER FOR NORFOLK (Defendant) & CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORFOLK (Interested party) (2014) [2014] EWHC 187 (Admin) Whilst this is an interesting case in itself,...

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  • Family Law Specialist, Poonam Bhari Joins St Philips

    Family Law Specialist, Poonam Bhari Joins St Philips

    The Family Law Practice Group at St Philips are delighted to announce the arrival of Poonam Bhari who joins from 14 Gray's Inn Square. Called to the bar in 1999, Poonam brings with her a wealth of experience in all areas of family law. She is regu...

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  • Jenny Josephs Successfully Prosecutes National Drug Gang

    Jenny Josephs Successfully Prosecutes National Drug Gang

    Jennifer Josephs successfully prosecuted 11 men and women involved a large country wide drug dealing conspiracy managed by its organiser from within his prison cell. Craig Wright, from Liverpool, ran a network of drug dealers in Worcester and Birming...

    Read On

  • Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for

    Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for "Barrister of ...

    Congratulations to Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq, who have both made it through to the final five in the "Barrister of the Year" category at this year's Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. The nominations reflect their positions in the ma...

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  • Chief Coroner Delivers Keynote Speech at St Philips' Inaugural Inquests Sem...

    Chief Coroner Delivers Keynote Speech at St Philips' Inaugural Inquests Sem...

    The newly formed St Philips Inquest and Coronial Law team held a very successful first seminar on Thursday 6th February. The event was attended by the Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Thornton QC, who opened the seminar and then participated togethe...

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  • Employment Group February Newsletter

    Employment Group February Newsletter

    Elizabeth Hodgetts - Editor The glow of Christmas has faded, only to be replaced by the dawn of the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014. Among other things, the new Regs prov...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

    Read On

  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

    Read On

  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

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  • It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    St Philips is an award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking chambers in the UK. As part of its aim to become the first choice for clients both nationally and inter...

    Read On

  • Two New Tenants

    Two New Tenants

    We would like to congratulate Natasha Partos and Hannah Tildesley on successfully completing their pupillages. Both join as full tenants and will continue to accept instructions in suitable cases across civil, family, criminal, regulatory, emplo...

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  • St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Chambers opens its London office in Gower Street in the heart of Bloomsbury on 1st October. St Philips London will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately funded crime and family work. The 175-strong set, one of the larges...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

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  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

    Read On

  • St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips are delighted to announce that they have once again been short listed for the prestigious Chambers and Partners 'Regional Set of the Year' award. This nomination demonstrates the strength and depth of talent at St Philips and is recogni...

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  • New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, has agreed that the new Standard Contractual Terms will now take effect on 31 January 2013. The new Standard Contractual Terms aim to modernise the process of r...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

    Read On

  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

    Read On

  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

    Read On

  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

    Read On

  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

    Read On

  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

    Read On

  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

    Read On

  • John Randall QC included in the Top 100 QCs at the UK Bar

    John Randall QC included in the Top 100 QCs at the UK Bar

    St Philips are delighted to announce that John Randall QC has been included in the inaugural edition of "The Chambers 100 UK Bar". The newly launched list of the top 100 QCs at the UK Bar looks at all of those silks ranked in Bands One or Two...

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  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

    Read On

  • It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    St Philips is an award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking chambers in the UK. As part of its aim to become the first choice for clients both nationally and inter...

    Read On

  • The Enemy Within

    The Enemy Within

    St Philips and Deloittes Join Forces to Fight Fraud At the end of last month, a regional finance manager working in a public office in Birmingham, along with a taxi driver accomplice, were jailed for attempting to defraud the organisation out of o...

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  • TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    This summer, Tesco was splashed all over newspapers and the web following the half-price strawberry punnet case, which saw Birmingham Trading Standards successfully prosecute  for offences committed across the country - not just within th...

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  • TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    This summer, Tesco was splashed all over newspapers and the web following the half-price strawberry punnet case, which saw Birmingham Trading Standards successfully prosecute  for offences committed across the country - not just within th...

    Read On

  • Two New Tenants

    Two New Tenants

    We would like to congratulate Natasha Partos and Hannah Tildesley on successfully completing their pupillages. Both join as full tenants and will continue to accept instructions in suitable cases across civil, family, criminal, regulatory, emplo...

    Read On

  • Legal 500 2013

    Legal 500 2013

    The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with St Philips position as one of the regions premier sets being further recognised. This new edition of the highly respected legal directory sees more of our members receiving recommendations ...

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  • St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Chambers opens its London office in Gower Street in the heart of Bloomsbury on 1st October. St Philips London will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately funded crime and family work. The 175-strong set, one of the larges...

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  • Double Nomination Honour For John Randall QC

    Double Nomination Honour For John Randall QC

    Head of St Philips Commercial, John Randall QC, has received nominations for two prestigious legal prizes. He has been shortlisted at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2013 in the category for Regional Silk of the Year, the winners of which will be announce...

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  • 21st Century Silk:  Ed Pepperall tells The Lawyer his take on this years ro...

    21st Century Silk: Ed Pepperall tells The Lawyer his take on this years ro...

      "The biggest mistake you can make is to think you can do it quickly," says St Philips Chambers' Ed Pepperall of the silk application process. When the QC appointments committee announced that just 84 would take silk in the 2012/13 round the...

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  • St Philips Chambers are delighted with the appointment of Bruce Frew

    St Philips Chambers are delighted with the appointment of Bruce Frew

    We are delighted to announce that Bruce Frew has accepted an offer to join St Philips Chambers, moving from Dere St Chambers in York, with immediate effect.  Employment specialist Bruce, enjoys a national practice that sees him appearing in t...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

    Read On

  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

    Read On

  • Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Congratulations to Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq who have all been shortlisted for honours at the 2013 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Ed and Tariq have both been nominated in the prestigious "Barrister of the Year" category, ...

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  • St Philips takes the lead in advocacy training for Birmingham Law Society

    St Philips takes the lead in advocacy training for Birmingham Law Society

    In a new initiative with the Birmingham Law Society, St Philips delivered a civil advocacy training course for trainee and junior solicitors on 28th November 2012. The course was led by senior commercial barrister Ed Pepperall who has taught advoc...

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  • Court of Appeal upholds collateral warranty in IFA case

    Court of Appeal upholds collateral warranty in IFA case

    In its recent judgment (2.10.2012) in Thinc Group-v-Armstrong [2012] EWCA Civ 1227, the Court of Appeal has upheld a rare victory for the Collateral Warranty. Andrew Maguire acted at first instance on behalf of the successful Armstrongs and pleaded...

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  • St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips are delighted to announce that they have once again been short listed for the prestigious Chambers and Partners 'Regional Set of the Year' award. This nomination demonstrates the strength and depth of talent at St Philips and is recogni...

    Read On

  • New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, has agreed that the new Standard Contractual Terms will now take effect on 31 January 2013. The new Standard Contractual Terms aim to modernise the process of r...

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  • "Innovative" resolution to dispute benefits local Children's Hospital

    St. Philips barristers' chambers was recently instructed by a Midlands based manufacturing company in litigation which was resolved in an innovative way with a payment to the Birmingham Children's Hospital. St. Philips was acting on behalf of Tel...

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  • Tariq Sadiq represents BBC in ground breaking philosophical belief case

    Tariq Sadiq represents BBC in ground breaking philosophical belief case

    Tariq Sadiq has successfully represented the BBC in the ground breaking philosophical belief claim of Maistry v The BBC. Mr Maistry, who worked as a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC, claimed age and philosophical belief discrimination. His a...

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  • Ed Pepperall gains further prestigious appointments

    Ed Pepperall gains further prestigious appointments

      Ed Pepperall has been appointed to the Lexis-Nexis Consultant Editorial Board for Dispute Resolution. Commenting on this appointment a spokesperson for the legal publisher said: "We are delighted that Ed Pepperall has accepted an invitatio...

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  • John Randall QC wins Barrister of the Year Award 2012

    John Randall QC wins Barrister of the Year Award 2012

      John Randall QC, Head of St Philips Commercial Group and leading chancery and commercial silk has won the prestigious 'Barrister of the Year Award 2012' at this year's Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. John went head to head with two ot...

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  • St Philips Commercial Law Seminar Success

    St Philips Commercial Law Seminar Success

    Over 200 commercial solicitors attended a 'civil procedure update seminar' at St Philips Chambers. Originally booked only for the morning, the event proved so popular it had to be re-run for another audience in the afternoon. The seminar, run in ...

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  • Midlands Commercial Silk shortlisted for top legal book prize

    Midlands Commercial Silk shortlisted for top legal book prize

    John Randall QC of St Philips Barristers Chambers, was one of the finalists in the prestigious Inner Temple Book Prize 2011. The Prize, established in 2008 as part of the Inner Temple's celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the grant by Kin...

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  • Commercial Silks Week Success

    Commercial Silks Week Success

      Over 200 Commercial and Insolvency solicitors from across the Midlands converged on St Philips Chambers to attend a series of seminars given by the Commercial Group's four Queen's Counsel. 'Silks Week' showcased John Randall QC, Avtar Kha...

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  • Dr Mirza Ahmad, the former Corporate Director of Governance at Birmingham C...

    Dr Mirza Ahmad, the former Corporate Director of Governance at Birmingham C...

      St Philips is delighted to announce that Dr Mirza Ahmad, former Corporate Director of Governance at Birmingham City Council, is to join us as a member of chambers on the 1st of November 2011. As Chief Legal Officer of the largest local auth...

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  • Andrew Maguire acts on leading test case

    Andrew Maguire acts on leading test case

      Andrew Maguire, commercial Barrister at St Philips Chambers, successfully acts on leading test case which has made headlines in the local newspapers. The case, which made the front page of the Birmingham Post for the publication on 15 Sep...

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  • Andrew Maguire In Court Of Appeal Success

    Andrew Maguire In Court Of Appeal Success

    Banking & Financial Service Group News - Andrew Maguire has successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal case of National Merchant Buying Society Limited v Andrew Bellamy and Stephen Mallett [2013] EWCA Civ 452 (02 May 2013). This case provides...

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  • Jennifer Josephs Successfully Prosecutes Attempted Murder Trial in Birmingh...

    Jennifer Josephs Successfully Prosecutes Attempted Murder Trial in Birmingh...

    Jennifer Josephs successfully prosecutes attempt murder trial in Birmingham Crown Court. The Defendant had armed himself with a knife and after a dispute, stabbed the complainant seven times.  Following a trial he was convicted and sentenced t...

    Read On

  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

    Read On

  • James Bruce successfully resists Football Banning Order for Koran-tearing M...

    James Bruce successfully resists Football Banning Order for Koran-tearing M...

    Mr Bruce defended one of two ladies involved in high profile public order offences arising from last year's Birmingham City v Middlesbrough fixture. The fans were convicted yesterday at Birmingham Magistrates' Court and therefore eligible to be banne...

    Read On

  • Condign Punishment For Planned Gang Violence

    Condign Punishment For Planned Gang Violence

    On 15th April 2014 His Honour Judge Challinor sentenced K to a total term of 18 years' imprisonment. The defendant, who had been prosecuted by Lee Marklew in Wolverhampton crown court, was convicted after trial of kidnap, robbery, blackmail, and r...

    Read On

  • Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Successfully Dismantle Money Laundry Operati...

    Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Successfully Dismantle Money Laundry Operati...

    Over the last two years, Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia have been prosecuting one of the biggest money laundering operations in recent times. The fourth and final trial concluded on the 10th of April 2014, with the convictions of three defendants f...

    Read On

  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

    Read On

  • Richard Atkins QC Named Barrister of the Year

    Richard Atkins QC Named Barrister of the Year

    We are proud to announce that Richard Atkins QC, head of St Philips' Criminal Group, has won the prestigious 'Barrister of the Year Award' at the 2014 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. In making this award, the judges were keen to recognise the...

    Read On

  • A Scrap Over Mens Rea

    A Scrap Over Mens Rea

    By Andrew Lockhart In recent weeks the legal press has reported the case of R v Pace and Rogers [2014] EWCA Crim 186. This was the subject of an e-shot from Crimeline and is also reported and commented upon in Criminal Law Week 2014 Issue 7 at par...

    Read On

  • Jenny Josephs Successfully Prosecutes National Drug Gang

    Jenny Josephs Successfully Prosecutes National Drug Gang

    Jennifer Josephs successfully prosecuted 11 men and women involved a large country wide drug dealing conspiracy managed by its organiser from within his prison cell. Craig Wright, from Liverpool, ran a network of drug dealers in Worcester and Birming...

    Read On

  • Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for

    Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for "Barrister of ...

    Congratulations to Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq, who have both made it through to the final five in the "Barrister of the Year" category at this year's Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. The nominations reflect their positions in the ma...

    Read On

  • Andrew Lockhart QC & Simon Davis Successfully Uphold all Convictions and Se...

    Andrew Lockhart QC & Simon Davis Successfully Uphold all Convictions and Se...

    In a reserved Judgement handed down this week, the Court of Appeal has upheld all of the convictions and sentences in the notorious Birmingham riots trials. This is the incident where numerous shots were fired at Police Officers deployed to contain...

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  • Crime Winter Newsletter 2013

    Crime Winter Newsletter 2013

    Welcome to the Winter 2013 edition of the St Philips Crime newsletter. As the new editor of our newsletter it is my pleasure to present a brief selection of short but easily digested articles by members of our criminal team. Jonathan Barker remind...

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  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

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  • Jonas Hankin QC successfully prosecutes Alan Evans for murder

    Jonas Hankin QC successfully prosecutes Alan Evans for murder

    Following his recent high profile success in the Daniel Pelka trial, Jonas Hankin QC is back in the news with another impressive win in a murder case that has attracted national media interest. After a trial lasting 5 weeks, Alan Evans was convicte...

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  • Richard Atkins QC and Ian Speed represented Ukrainian terrorist at the Old ...

    Richard Atkins QC and Ian Speed represented Ukrainian terrorist at the Old ...

    Head of the St Philips Criminal Group Richard Atkins QC and senior St Philips criminal practitioner Ian Speed defended Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn who pleaded guilty to murder and two terrorism offences at the Central Criminal Court. Mr Lapshyn admitte...

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  • It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    St Philips is an award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking chambers in the UK. As part of its aim to become the first choice for clients both nationally and inter...

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  • Two New Tenants

    Two New Tenants

    We would like to congratulate Natasha Partos and Hannah Tildesley on successfully completing their pupillages. Both join as full tenants and will continue to accept instructions in suitable cases across civil, family, criminal, regulatory, emplo...

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  • Legal 500 2013

    Legal 500 2013

    The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with St Philips position as one of the regions premier sets being further recognised. This new edition of the highly respected legal directory sees more of our members receiving recommendations ...

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  • St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Chambers opens its London office in Gower Street in the heart of Bloomsbury on 1st October. St Philips London will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately funded crime and family work. The 175-strong set, one of the larges...

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  • Jonas Hankin QC successfully prosecutes Mariusz Krezolek and Magdelena Lucz...

    Jonas Hankin QC successfully prosecutes Mariusz Krezolek and Magdelena Lucz...

    Jonas Hankin QC has successfully secured the conviction of Magdalena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek for the murder of Daniel Pelka, aged 4. In a trial lasting 8 weeks Luczak, Daniel's mother, and Krezolek, Luczak's partner, both gave evidence. The jur...

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  • Andrew Lockhart QC successfully Prosecutes Staffordshire Nail Bombers

    Andrew Lockhart QC successfully Prosecutes Staffordshire Nail Bombers

    Andrew Lockhart QC has successfully secured the conviction of four men for causing explosions and making death threats. In a trial that lasted over three months the jury were presented with hundreds of pages of evidence and exhibits, as well as com...

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  • Ben Williams Persuades The Court Of Appeal To Reduce Sentences In 2million ...

    Ben Williams Persuades The Court Of Appeal To Reduce Sentences In 2million ...

    On 19th July 2013 Lady Justice Hallett, Mr Justice Griffith Williams and Mr Justice Jay accepted Mr Williams' arguments that the sentencing judge had taken too high a starting point and reduced the sentences of both Appellants, Lee Wildman and Adri...

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  • James Bruce Selected as Part of UK Delegation to US Advocacy Course

    James Bruce Selected as Part of UK Delegation to US Advocacy Course

    James Bruce has been chosen to attend the annual Florida Criminal Advocacy Course held in Gainesville this August. The rigorous training involves a week of mock trials both alongside and against US Public Prosecutors and Defenders. Judges will be f...

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  • St Philips Chambers Criminal Team Response To The Ministry Of Justice Consu...

    St Philips Chambers Criminal Team Response To The Ministry Of Justice Consu...

    This is the response of St Philip's Chambers Criminal Team to the Ministry of Justice Consultation Paper CP14/2013. St Philip's Chambers is one of the largest sets of Barristers' Chambers in the country. We have a 56 strong team of criminal practit...

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  • Richard Atkins QC and Jennifer Josephs Succeed in the Beer Keg Theft Appeal

    Richard Atkins QC and Jennifer Josephs Succeed in the Beer Keg Theft Appeal

    Richard Atkins QC and Jennifer Josephs successfully argued before the Court of Appeal that the convictions in the case of R v Lewis Fellows and Geeling in the Court of Appeal [2013] EWCA Crim 776 should be upheld. In a reserved judgment handed down...

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  • Richard Atkins QC and Ben Mills Clarify the Law on the Consumer Protection ...

    Richard Atkins QC and Ben Mills Clarify the Law on the Consumer Protection ...

    Richard Atkins QC and Ben Mills of the St Philips Regulatory team clarified the law in relation to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and the law in relation to recklessness applicable to companies. In a reserved judgment ...

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  • On behalf of the Law Society St Philips Chambers are to host a meeting for ...

    On behalf of the Law Society St Philips Chambers are to host a meeting for ...

    Dear Colleagues, Most of you will be aware of the consultation for Price Competitive Tendering which will end on 4th June 2013. We have arranged a joint meeting for solicitors and barristers on Wednesday 8th May 2013 at 5 pm at St Philips Chamber...

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  • Kevin Hegarty QC appointed to the specialist Serious Fraud Office (SFO) PoC...

    Kevin Hegarty QC appointed to the specialist Serious Fraud Office (SFO) PoC...

    We are delighted to announce that Head of Chambers, Kevin Hegarty QC, has been appointed to the specialist Serious Fraud Office (SFO) PoCA and Prosecutions List. Chief Clerk, Joe Wilson, said: "We are all very pleased for Kevin. The spec...

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  • St Philips are Delighted to Announce the appointment of Phil Jones as the  ...

    St Philips are Delighted to Announce the appointment of Phil Jones as the ...

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Jones as our Senior Criminal Clerk. Phil, who many of you will already know, has been a stalwart of the St Philips Criminal Clerking Team since joining from No.1 Fountain Court in 2001. Phil beat o...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

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  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

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  • Paul Mytton prosecutes priest for 61,000 theft

    Paul Mytton prosecutes priest for 61,000 theft

    Paul Mytton successfully prosecuted the Reverend Peter Hesketh for theft, in an eight day trial at Worcester Crown Court. The jury heard how Hesketh had taken advantage of Peter Court, who was suffering from dementia and died in 2007. Hesketh was gra...

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  • Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Congratulations to Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq who have all been shortlisted for honours at the 2013 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Ed and Tariq have both been nominated in the prestigious "Barrister of the Year" category, ...

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  • Darron Whitehead Secures Acquittal In Dappy Affray Trial

    Darron Whitehead Secures Acquittal In Dappy Affray Trial

    Kalonji Stewart (R -v- STEWART Kalonji David), represented by Darron Whitehead was acquitted after a 2 week trial for Affray in Guildford. Mr Stewart was accused of punching and kicking three university students in a petrol station at 3.30 in the m...

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  • Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    St Philips Chambers has been recognised for their expertise by the two leading directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. "St Philips Chambers, exhibits impressive strength in Commercial, Chancery and Criminal matters"Legal 500 2012 "The C...

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  • Leading Criminal Silk David Crigman QC

    Leading Criminal Silk David Crigman QC

    David Crigman QC recently defended in a high profile murder case at Birmingham Crown Court involving a belief in the existence of evil spirits. The defendants were convicted after a lengthy trial. Mr Crigman Q.C represented Salma Asla (BBC news art...

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  • St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips are delighted to announce that they have once again been short listed for the prestigious Chambers and Partners 'Regional Set of the Year' award. This nomination demonstrates the strength and depth of talent at St Philips and is recogni...

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  • New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, has agreed that the new Standard Contractual Terms will now take effect on 31 January 2013. The new Standard Contractual Terms aim to modernise the process of r...

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  • Tim Green appointed as a Recorder

    Tim Green appointed as a Recorder

    St Philips are delighted to announce that Tim Green has been appointed to sit as Crown Court Recorder on the North Eastern Circuit. This award follows a national competition in which applicants submitted to an exam, competency based application fo...

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  • Birmingham Riot Murder Acquittals

    Birmingham Riot Murder Acquittals

    Defendants represented by Queen's and Junior Counsel from St Philips Criminal Group have been acquitted after a lengthy trial at Birmingham Crown Court. During the three month trial evidence was heard regarding the deaths of Haroon Jahan, 21, Shaza...

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  • Rioters jailed for 136 years

    Rioters jailed for 136 years

    Andrew Lockhart QC and Simon Davis successfully prosecuted 6 defendants for their involvement in the notorious Birmingham riots last summer. The 6 were convicted of rioting, reckless arson and firearms offences which involved shooting at a Police h...

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  • Francis Laird QC Successfully Prosecutes 13 Defendants in a Mortgage Fraud

    Francis Laird QC Successfully Prosecutes 13 Defendants in a Mortgage Fraud

    In R v Stephen Lamb & Others [March - June 2012], Francis Laird QC successfully prosecuted 13 defendants for mortgage fraud at Stafford Crown Court. The defendants who included three mortgage brokers, an accountant and an estate agent were sent...

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  • Peter Haynes QC sworn in as a lead legal representative in Special Tribunal...

    Peter Haynes QC sworn in as a lead legal representative in Special Tribunal...

    On 5th June in Leidschendam Peter Haynes QC and two co-legal representatives designated by the Registrar to represent the victims of the 14 February 2005 attack in the Ayyash et al. proceedings have been sworn in. Peter Haynes QC is representing 5...

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  • Francis Laird QC successfully defends

    Francis Laird QC successfully defends "Aussie Speedway Star"

     Francis Laird QC has successfully defended an Australian Speedway star charged with rape and sexual assault. The jury at Bournemouth Crown Court returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty on all four charges faced by the defendant following ...

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  • Andrew Smith appointed Queen's Counsel

    Andrew Smith appointed Queen's Counsel

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Smith to the rank of Queen's Counsel. At only 37 years old and having been called in 1997, Andrew is the youngest barrister to be appointed this year and, more impressively, be...

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  • St Philips Criminal Group receives highest Midlands CPS grading

    St Philips Criminal Group receives highest Midlands CPS grading

    The criminal group at St Philips Chambers has received a boost with the announcement of the results of the Crown Prosecution Service Advocates Panel Competition. Every member of the Junior Bar in England and Wales who wished to prosecute cases on...

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  • Sports Barrister honoured by Birchfield Harriers

    Sports Barrister honoured by Birchfield Harriers

      Blondel Thompson, a specialist crime and sports law barrister has been bestowed the honour of Honorary Vice President of the highly renowned Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club, based in Birmingham. The Club has presented Ms Thompson with t...

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  • Chris Millington QC and Simon Ward successfully defend murder

    Chris Millington QC and Simon Ward successfully defend murder

      Chris Millington QC and Simon Ward successfully defend murder trial in Nottingham Crown Court for Caldicotts Solicitors. A young Italian man, living in hostel accommodation in Ross on Wye, had a visit in his bedsit from a man he hardly kne...

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  • Tim Green a Leader at the Bar for proceeds of crime

    Tim Green a Leader at the Bar for proceeds of crime

      On 25th October the legal directory Chambers and Partners UK 2012 was published with Tim Green of St Philips being one of just two counsel outside of the London Bar to be recommended for proceeds of crime and asset recovery work. This is th...

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  • Members of St Philips Family Law Group and Criminal Law Group came together...

    Members of St Philips Family Law Group and Criminal Law Group came together...

     Members of St Philips Family Law Group and criminal Law Group came together in January to provide training for expert witnesses. The two day course organised by barrister Chris Watson in conjunction with Family Justice featured members from bot...

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  • Glyn Samuel involved in prosecuting landmark wheel clamping case in Wolverh...

    Glyn Samuel involved in prosecuting landmark wheel clamping case in Wolverh...

     A cowboy car clamper who tried to con Black Country motorists out of more than 32,000 pound in illegal fines has been jailed for six months in a landmark case. Please Click the link below for more information: http://www.exp...

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  • A Unified Stance to Tackling Fraud

    A Unified Stance to Tackling Fraud

    St Philips Chambers recently hosted a conference entitled “Tackling Major Commercial Fraud – A Unified Approach”, in partnership with the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA).The conference included speakers from St Philips, S...

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  • St Philips Barristers QC Team Turns Out to Challenge for the 2014 BYSA Cup

    St Philips Barristers QC Team Turns Out to Challenge for the 2014 BYSA Cup

    From L-R - Andrew Lockhart QC, Kristina Montgomery QC, Jonas Hankin QC, Richard Atkins QC, Nisar Khattak, Jonathan Barker, Kevin Hegarty QC £500 Winners' Cheque Donated Back to BYSA Charity! On the 23rd March 2014, the NIA hosted the inaugural Bir...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

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  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

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  • Andrew Burrow, Employment Law Specialist, Joins St Philips Chambers

    Andrew Burrow, Employment Law Specialist, Joins St Philips Chambers

    The Employment Law Practice Group at St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Andrew Burrow who joins us from Doughty Street Chambers. Prior to being called to the bar in 2011, Andrew qualified as a South African attorney and has 17 year...

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  • Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for

    Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for "Barrister of ...

    Congratulations to Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq, who have both made it through to the final five in the "Barrister of the Year" category at this year's Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. The nominations reflect their positions in the ma...

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  • Employment Group February Newsletter

    Employment Group February Newsletter

    Elizabeth Hodgetts - Editor The glow of Christmas has faded, only to be replaced by the dawn of the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014. Among other things, the new Regs prov...

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  • Employment Group December Newsletter

    Employment Group December Newsletter

    Elizabeth Hodgetts - Editor It has been a seismic year for employment tribunal litigators. The Government flexed its muscles last year with the reintroduction of the 2 year qualifying period and the earlier procedural reforms. Among other things t...

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  • GG2

    GG2 "Professional Of The Year"

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq was presented with the "Professional of the Year" trophy at the GG2 Leadership Awards held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in central London on Wednesday evening. The...

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  • Employment Group November Newsletter

    Employment Group November Newsletter

    Editors Welcome - Jonathan Gidney & Elizabeth Hodgetts "I am pleased to bring you Employment Group's November Newsletter at a time when things are so exciting for Chambers. Our London Office opened on 1st October, at 9 Gower Street, London, WC...

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  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

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  • It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    St Philips is an award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking chambers in the UK. As part of its aim to become the first choice for clients both nationally and inter...

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  • Tariq Sadiq is shortlisted and nominated for two prestigious national award...

    Tariq Sadiq is shortlisted and nominated for two prestigious national award...

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been nominated for Liberty's "Human Rights Lawyer of the year" in the annual Liberty Awards, and shortlisted for "Professional of the Year" in the GG2 Leadership Awards. ...

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  • Two New Tenants

    Two New Tenants

    We would like to congratulate Natasha Partos and Hannah Tildesley on successfully completing their pupillages. Both join as full tenants and will continue to accept instructions in suitable cases across civil, family, criminal, regulatory, emplo...

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  • Legal 500 2013

    Legal 500 2013

    The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with St Philips position as one of the regions premier sets being further recognised. This new edition of the highly respected legal directory sees more of our members receiving recommendations ...

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  • St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Chambers opens its London office in Gower Street in the heart of Bloomsbury on 1st October. St Philips London will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately funded crime and family work. The 175-strong set, one of the larges...

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  • Ed Beever and Sean O'Brien appointed as Fee-Paid Employment Judges

    Ed Beever and Sean O'Brien appointed as Fee-Paid Employment Judges

    St Philips would like to congratulate Ed Beever and Sean O'Brien, both of whom have been appointed by The Lord Chancellor to sit as Fee-Paid Employment Judges. Their richly deserved appointments will see them sitting as part-time judges in the Newc...

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  • Major Employment Law Changes by Tariq Sadiq

    Major Employment Law Changes by Tariq Sadiq

    Introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Monday 29 July 2013 marked the introduction of some of the most drastic changes to employment law seen in the last decade. Tariq Sadiq, leading Employment Barrister ...

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  • Iqbal Mohammed appointed by the University of Law as a visiting lecturer

    Iqbal Mohammed appointed by the University of Law as a visiting lecturer

    Iqbal Mohammed has been appointed by the University of Law (formerly the College of Law) as a visiting lecturer on its Bar Professional Training Course, at its Birmingham campus. In his new role Iqbal will teach students who are at the beginning of...

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  • Tariq Sadiq Named

    Tariq Sadiq Named "Barrister of the Year"

    St Philips are delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been named "Barrister of the Year" at this years Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Having been a finalist in the same category last year, Tariq went one better this and walked off with th...

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  • David Maxwell succeeds in Court of Appeal, employer entitled to rely on fin...

    David Maxwell succeeds in Court of Appeal, employer entitled to rely on fin...

    Following the appeal hearing on the 31st January 2013 the Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in Davies v Sandwell MBC, where David successfully represented the Respondent, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. The claimant, Ms Davie...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

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  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

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  • Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Congratulations to Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq who have all been shortlisted for honours at the 2013 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Ed and Tariq have both been nominated in the prestigious "Barrister of the Year" category, ...

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  • Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    St Philips Chambers has been recognised for their expertise by the two leading directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. "St Philips Chambers, exhibits impressive strength in Commercial, Chancery and Criminal matters"Legal 500 2012 "The C...

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  • Sophie Garner gives evidence at Parliamentary Select Committee on Women in ...

    Sophie Garner gives evidence at Parliamentary Select Committee on Women in ...

    Sophie Garner yesterday gave oral evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Women in the Workplace on behalf of the Discrimination Law Association. Sophie had authored the Discrimination Law Association's written submissions to the Select C...

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  • St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips are delighted to announce that they have once again been short listed for the prestigious Chambers and Partners 'Regional Set of the Year' award. This nomination demonstrates the strength and depth of talent at St Philips and is recogni...

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  • New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, has agreed that the new Standard Contractual Terms will now take effect on 31 January 2013. The new Standard Contractual Terms aim to modernise the process of r...

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  • Tariq Sadiq appointed to the Welsh Government A Panel of Counsel

    Tariq Sadiq appointed to the Welsh Government A Panel of Counsel

    Chambers is delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been appointed to the Welsh Government A Panel of Counsel. In this role, Tariq will advise and represent the Welsh Government in employment matters. This prestigious appointment is in addition...

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  • Tariq Sadiq appointed to Information Commissioner's Panel of Counsel

    Tariq Sadiq appointed to Information Commissioner's Panel of Counsel

    Tariq Sadiq has been appointed to the Information Commissioner's Panel of Counsel. The Information Commissioner deals with information requests from the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 1998 and Environmenta...

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  • Ed Pepperall gains further prestigious appointments

    Ed Pepperall gains further prestigious appointments

      Ed Pepperall has been appointed to the Lexis-Nexis Consultant Editorial Board for Dispute Resolution. Commenting on this appointment a spokesperson for the legal publisher said: "We are delighted that Ed Pepperall has accepted an invitatio...

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  • Employment Barrister Tariq Sadiq named in Lawyer Magazine's case of the wee...

    Employment Barrister Tariq Sadiq named in Lawyer Magazine's case of the wee...

      Tariq Sadiq acted as Special Advocate in the leading national security employment case of Rahman v (1) Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis; (2) Secretary of State for the Home Department, which was heard in the Employment Appeal Tribun...

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  • "Whistleblowing: Allegations and Disclosing Information" - Shane Crawford

    The EAT has kept a tight grip on what amounts to a 'disclosure of information' as some employees try to mould their claim to acquire the remedy provided by s.103 ERA. Recent case law suggests a slight softening of the guarded approach. Under s.43B...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter Succeed in Resisting Appeal

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter Succeed in Resisting Appeal

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter have successfully resisted an appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning the removal of a child from the care of her mother using an interim care order in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989. ...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

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  • Court of Appeal Gives Important Appellate Guidance in Family Case

    Court of Appeal Gives Important Appellate Guidance in Family Case

    In a case that addresses an important point of appellate principle and practice, the Court of Appeal has examined the circumstances in which an appellate court hearing an appeal in family proceedings can remake the decision complained of or, alternat...

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  • Liz McGrath Q.C. is sworn in as Queen's Counsel

    Liz McGrath Q.C. is sworn in as Queen's Counsel

    (Liz in full regalia with her 1st Junior Clerk, Ian Charlton, shortly before leaving Gower Street for the Palace of Westminster) On Monday 14th April 2014 Liz McGrath was officially sworn in as Queen's Counsel at a ceremony at the Palace of Westmi...

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  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

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  • A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage

    A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage

    Deprivation of Liberty and P v Cheshire West CC [2014] UKSC 19 Jim Tindal, St Philips Chambers Jim Tindal analyses the landmark decision of the Supreme Court on Deprivation or Liberty in P v Cheshire West CC and P & Q v Surrey CC [2014] UKSC ...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC Succeeds Again in the Court of Appeal

    Alistair MacDonald QC Succeeds Again in the Court of Appeal

    St Philips Chambers' Alistair MacDonald QC and Andrew Lorie of 3 Paper Buildings have succeeded in resisting the appeal of the decision of Mr Justice Baker in CW v SG [2013] EWHC 854 (Fam) to terminate the parental responsibility of a father in pri...

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  • Family Law Specialist, Mark Calway Joins St Philips

    Family Law Specialist, Mark Calway Joins St Philips

    The Family Law Practice Group at St Philips are delighted to announce the arrival of Mark Calway who joins from Renaissance Chambers. Called to the bar in 1989, Mark has extensive experience in all areas of family law. In particular, he is regul...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC and Rachel Rowley Successfully Appeal Decision to Inv...

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rachel Rowley Successfully Appeal Decision to Inv...

    Alistair MacDonald QC and Rachel Rowley have succeeded in the Court of Appeal in overturning the decision of the High Court in Re D (A Child) [2013] EWHC 4078 (Fam) to request that the courts of the Czech Republic assume jurisdiction over a 19 mont...

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  • Liz McGrath Appointed Queen's Counsel in the 2014 Silk Competition

    Liz McGrath Appointed Queen's Counsel in the 2014 Silk Competition

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Liz McGrath has been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. Liz was called to the bar in 1987 and is a highly regarded member of the St Philips Family Law Group, revered by her peers, instructin...

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  • Family Law Specialist, Poonam Bhari Joins St Philips

    Family Law Specialist, Poonam Bhari Joins St Philips

    The Family Law Practice Group at St Philips are delighted to announce the arrival of Poonam Bhari who joins from 14 Gray's Inn Square. Called to the bar in 1999, Poonam brings with her a wealth of experience in all areas of family law. She is regu...

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  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

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  • It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    St Philips is an award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking chambers in the UK. As part of its aim to become the first choice for clients both nationally and inter...

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  • The Family Justice Revolution Where Are Children's Rights Now?  What Will 2...

    The Family Justice Revolution Where Are Children's Rights Now? What Will 2...

    Members of St Philips Family Children's  team successfully conducted a Children's Law Seminar at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Lawrence Messling, head of the family group, chaired the day providing an ideal opportunity for speakers and delegates t...

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  • Two New Tenants

    Two New Tenants

    We would like to congratulate Natasha Partos and Hannah Tildesley on successfully completing their pupillages. Both join as full tenants and will continue to accept instructions in suitable cases across civil, family, criminal, regulatory, emplo...

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  • Legal 500 2013

    Legal 500 2013

    The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with St Philips position as one of the regions premier sets being further recognised. This new edition of the highly respected legal directory sees more of our members receiving recommendations ...

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  • St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Chambers opens its London office in Gower Street in the heart of Bloomsbury on 1st October. St Philips London will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately funded crime and family work. The 175-strong set, one of the larges...

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  • Back From Death Row: Hannah Bush Returns To Chambers From Taking Sabbatical...

    Back From Death Row: Hannah Bush Returns To Chambers From Taking Sabbatical...

    Hannah has returned to chambers after six months spent in the U.S.A. With the assistance of a scholarship from the Pegasus Trust, Hannah took a sabbatical from chambers and went to live and work in New Orleans, Louisiana. Last autumn Hannah joined ...

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  • St Philips Family Law Practice Group Delivers A Series Of Successful Roadsh...

    St Philips Family Law Practice Group Delivers A Series Of Successful Roadsh...

    St Philips Family Law Practice Group have conducted 8 seminars at various care centres around the region which were open to all those involved in family proceedings that looked at the new PLO, the impact of the 26 week deadline and Practice Di...

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  • Michael George Reports on Petrodel Resources Ltd v Prest

    Michael George Reports on Petrodel Resources Ltd v Prest

    The Veil is Retained Despite Supreme Court Allowing Wife's Appeal Practitioners have been watching the progress of this case with interest as the Higher Judiciary wrestle with the tension between the need retain as wide powers as possible so as t...

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  • Yet Another Accolade for St Philips Family Team

    Yet Another Accolade for St Philips Family Team

    Chambers are delighted to announce that Christopher Adams has been appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division, after being appointed a Recorder in 2004. Called in 1986, Christopher is a specialist in Public Law Children c...

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  • Rachel Rowley and Stephen Abberley Join St Philips Specialist Family Team

    Rachel Rowley and Stephen Abberley Join St Philips Specialist Family Team

    St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Rachel Rowley and Stephen Abberley will be joining us from No.5 Chambers as full tenants from Wednesday 17th April 2013. Rachel and Stephen will join the Family Law Practice Group (FLPG) where the...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

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  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

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  • Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Congratulations to Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq who have all been shortlisted for honours at the 2013 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Ed and Tariq have both been nominated in the prestigious "Barrister of the Year" category, ...

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  • Jacqueline Humphreys joins St Philips Chambers Family Team

    Jacqueline Humphreys joins St Philips Chambers Family Team

    St Philips Chambers are delighted to welcome Jacqueline Humphreys to their Family Law Practice Group. Jacqueline was called to the Bar in 1994 and specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown. She undertakes financial remedy cases...

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  • Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    St Philips Chambers has been recognised for their expertise by the two leading directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. "St Philips Chambers, exhibits impressive strength in Commercial, Chancery and Criminal matters"Legal 500 2012 "The C...

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  • St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips are delighted to announce that they have once again been short listed for the prestigious Chambers and Partners 'Regional Set of the Year' award. This nomination demonstrates the strength and depth of talent at St Philips and is recogni...

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  • New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    New Standard Contractual Terms to take effect in January 2013

    The Bar Standards Board (BSB), the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales, has agreed that the new Standard Contractual Terms will now take effect on 31 January 2013. The new Standard Contractual Terms aim to modernise the process of r...

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  • Two Barristers Appointed as Recorders

    Two Barristers Appointed as Recorders

    Rosalyn Carter and Elizabeth Walker, members of Family Law Practice Group, are pleased to announce their appointment as Recorders from the 1st May 2012, sitting in private and public law family matters on the North Eastern Circuit. Both Rosalyn an...

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  • Nick Howell-Jones joins St Philips

    Nick Howell-Jones joins St Philips

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to welcome Nick Howell-Jones to its ranks. Nick joins us from St Ives Chambers and shall be specialising in all aspects of matrimonial finance. Called to the Bar in 2000 from being a partner in a large firm of sol...

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  • Family Law Practice Group member nominated for Award

    Family Law Practice Group member nominated for Award

    Chambers are delighted to announce that Nick Brown from their Family Law Practice Group (FLPG) has been nominated for the Readers' Commentary Award in the 2011 Family Law Awards. This particular award is made in recognition for the single piece of...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC new contributing author for the Red Book

    Alistair MacDonald QC new contributing author for the Red Book

      Alistair MacDonald QC has joined the team of authors who write the Family Court Practice, known affectionately to family practitioners as the "Red Book". The Family Court Practice, published annually by Jordans with a supplement each autumn...

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  • Alistair MacDonald QC Acts in Key Court of Appeal Case

    Alistair MacDonald QC Acts in Key Court of Appeal Case

    Alistair MacDonald QC has recently completed a case in the Court of Appeal which has helped to clarify the domestic law on adoption under the Adoption and Children Act 2002. The case , which made national news, clarified the proper test for injunc...

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  • Further Appointments for Family Silk

    Further Appointments for Family Silk

    Alistair MacDonald QC has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Children and Family Law Quarterly. Child and Family Law Quarterly is a legal and academic journal published by Family Law. It is the leading publication for high qual...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

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  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

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  • When does a settlement settle nothing?

    When does a settlement settle nothing?

    by Jim Tindal Mental Capacity, CPR 21 and Dunhill v Burgin [2014] UKSC 18 Why capacity matters Mental capacity presents one of the biggest challenges in PI and Clin Neg cases (which for ease I will refer to as 'PI'). What may already be a ...

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  • A Common Sense Decision Post-Mitchell by Richard Adams

    A Common Sense Decision Post-Mitchell by Richard Adams

    The following case is essential reading for all of us who deal with costs' budgets:Bank of Ireland v Philip Pank Partnership [2014] EWHC 284 TCC. In a nutshell, don't worry too much if you sign the precedent which says "[statement of truth]"; just...

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  • Wish You Weren't Here

    Wish You Weren't Here

    Jim Tindal considers two recent Court of Appeal decisions on different aspects of claims for personal injury abroad: Japp v Virgin [2013] EWCA Civ 1371 on the meaning of 'local standards'; and Bloy v Motor Insurers Bureau [2013] EWCA Civ 1543 on th...

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  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

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  • It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    It's Time To Join Our Award Winning Team

    St Philips is an award winning multi-disciplinary set of 175 barristers, widely recognised as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking chambers in the UK. As part of its aim to become the first choice for clients both nationally and inter...

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  • Legal 500 2013

    Legal 500 2013

    The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with St Philips position as one of the regions premier sets being further recognised. This new edition of the highly respected legal directory sees more of our members receiving recommendations ...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

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  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

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  • Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    St Philips Chambers has been recognised for their expertise by the two leading directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. "St Philips Chambers, exhibits impressive strength in Commercial, Chancery and Criminal matters"Legal 500 2012 "The C...

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  • Petar Starcevic represents budding Paralympian in his successful battle for...

    Petar Starcevic represents budding Paralympian in his successful battle for...

    A 24-year-old Paralympic hopeful whose leg was amputated after doctors failed to perform simple tests for muscle pressure when he was injured playing football, has won his battle for justice and said he can now focus on achieving his 'sporting drea...

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  • Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards I...

    Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards I...

      Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards Institute's College of Fellows. Following on from his successful prosecution of Tesco PLC for their misleading pricing of strawberries pursuant to the Consum...

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  • Ben Williams secures £55,000 fine against company for Severn Trent Wa...

    Ben Williams secures £55,000 fine against company for Severn Trent Wa...

    On Tuesday 8th July 2014, at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court, Global Metal Finishers Limited were fined £55,000 plus nearly £9,000 costs for 11 offences of breaching discharge consent limits under s121 of the Water Industry Act 1991......

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  • An essential summary on the meaning of

    An essential summary on the meaning of "waste" in environmental law

    by Tim Green The Legal Framework 1. The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 ("the EPR") establishes for a permitting regime for the regulation of waste operations. By virtue of Regulations 12 and 38 it is unlawful to undertake a waste opera...

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  • Definitive Sentencing Guidelines Published for Fraud, Money Laundering and ...

    Definitive Sentencing Guidelines Published for Fraud, Money Laundering and ...

    On Friday 23rd May 2014 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published the new definitive sentencing guidelines for fraud, money laundering and bribery. This guideline applies to all sentences imposed after 1st October 2014 irrespective of when the of...

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  • St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    St Philips Sets the Pace at Legal Walk

    Barristers and members of staff alike took part in the 7th annual Legal Walk, raising over £450 for the Midland Legal Support Trust. The Honorable Mr Justice Foskett and the Honorable Lady Justice King led the way, followed by 160 other participant...

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  • St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips & Chancery House Chambers Seal Merger with Announcement of New P...

    St Philips is delighted to announce that we will merge with Chancery House Chambers in Leeds from June, when St Philips opens for business in our new building at 41 Park Square, Leeds. The union will consolidate what has been a hugely successful tw...

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  • Richard Atkins QC Named Barrister of the Year

    Richard Atkins QC Named Barrister of the Year

    We are proud to announce that Richard Atkins QC, head of St Philips' Criminal Group, has won the prestigious 'Barrister of the Year Award' at the 2014 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. In making this award, the judges were keen to recognise the...

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  • Sentencing for Environmental Offences: New Guidelines - by Jonathan Salmon

    Sentencing for Environmental Offences: New Guidelines - by Jonathan Salmon

    The Sentencing Council has published the long awaited sentencing guidelines for common Environmental Offences. They formally come into force on 1st July 2014 but inevitably courts will look at them from now onwards when sentencing Defendants. For ...

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  • Good Practice in Pre-Inquest Review Hearings

    Good Practice in Pre-Inquest Review Hearings

    By Ben Mills, Specialist Regulatory Law Barrister ERNEST ANDREW BROWN (Claimant) v HM CORONER FOR NORFOLK (Defendant) & CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORFOLK (Interested party) (2014) [2014] EWHC 187 (Admin) Whilst this is an interesting case in itself,...

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  • Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for

    Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq announced as Finalists for "Barrister of ...

    Congratulations to Richard Atkins QC and Tariq Sadiq, who have both made it through to the final five in the "Barrister of the Year" category at this year's Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. The nominations reflect their positions in the ma...

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  • Chief Coroner Delivers Keynote Speech at St Philips' Inaugural Inquests Sem...

    Chief Coroner Delivers Keynote Speech at St Philips' Inaugural Inquests Sem...

    The newly formed St Philips Inquest and Coronial Law team held a very successful first seminar on Thursday 6th February. The event was attended by the Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Thornton QC, who opened the seminar and then participated togethe...

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  • Regulatory Group Newsletter December

    Regulatory Group Newsletter December

    We look forward to the festive celebrations following an exciting Autumn, with the appointment of Stuart Smith as Senior Regulatory Clerk, the launch of the team's Twitter account, a bumper crop of Chambers & Partners citations, and the officia...

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  • St Philips London Official Opening

    St Philips London Official Opening

    On Wednesday 6th November 2013 St Philips London was officially opened by The Right Honourable Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Lord Hughes welcomed St Philips to London in a ceremony attended by senior ...

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  • Cameras Broadcast Live From Courtrooms

    Cameras Broadcast Live From Courtrooms

    Jim Puzey, specialist Regulatory practitioner at St Philips Chambers, was recently hosted by Sky News Sunrise to discuss the televising of courts. He was interviewed at the Sky studio in West London by Eamon Holmes, the same day that broa...

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  • "Do We All Need To Grow A Thicker Skin?"

    Schedule 5 Reports Rule 43 / Schedule 5; the same difference? I recently appeared in an inquest arising from a prison death, where the death itself had occurred more than two years prior to the hearing. The landscape that was operating in the pri...

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  • Tim Green Delivers Financial Services Regulation Education Day to Slater an...

    Tim Green Delivers Financial Services Regulation Education Day to Slater an...

    On Friday, 25 October, Tim Green joined leading City firm Slater and Gordon on their national education day in Manchester, to deliver a training seminar on recent changes to financial services regulation. To an audience of experienced fee earn...

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  • TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    This summer, Tesco was splashed all over newspapers and the web following the half-price strawberry punnet case, which saw Birmingham Trading Standards successfully prosecute  for offences committed across the country - not just within th...

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  • TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    TS Today Publish Article by Richard Atkins Following Recent High Profile Ca...

    This summer, Tesco was splashed all over newspapers and the web following the half-price strawberry punnet case, which saw Birmingham Trading Standards successfully prosecute  for offences committed across the country - not just within th...

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  • Two New Tenants

    Two New Tenants

    We would like to congratulate Natasha Partos and Hannah Tildesley on successfully completing their pupillages. Both join as full tenants and will continue to accept instructions in suitable cases across civil, family, criminal, regulatory, emplo...

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  • Legal 500 2013

    Legal 500 2013

    The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 has been published, with St Philips position as one of the regions premier sets being further recognised. This new edition of the highly respected legal directory sees more of our members receiving recommendations ...

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  • St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Opens in London

    St Philips Chambers opens its London office in Gower Street in the heart of Bloomsbury on 1st October. St Philips London will focus on commercial, employment, regulatory, privately funded crime and family work. The 175-strong set, one of the larges...

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  • Tesco Fined £300,000 in National Prosecution

    Tesco Fined £300,000 in National Prosecution

    Richard Atkins QC and Jonathan Salmon have successfully prosecuted Tesco Stores Limited for their misleading pricing of strawberries across the country during the summer of 2011. Tesco Stores Limited entered guilty pleas to 4 offences of engaging i...

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  • Tim Green Successful in Private Prosecution for Severn Trent Water Limited

    Tim Green Successful in Private Prosecution for Severn Trent Water Limited

    On Wednesday 15th May at Nottingham Crown Court Tim Green was instructed by Severn Trent Water Limited ("STW") in a successful private prosecution of a company called Jigsaw Foods Limited ("Jigsaw") in respect of offences committed by Jig...

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  • A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    A Trio of Silks for St Philips Chambers

    St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that 3 of its members, Ed Pepperall, Kristina Montgomery and Jonas Hankin have been appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel. As 3 of only 84 successful applicants this year, their achievement is all the g...

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  • St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips to open in London and Leeds

    St Philips, one of the UK's leading sets of barristers, has revealed it will open chambers in London and Leeds this year. This strategic move underlines the multi-award winning Birmingham set's commitment to expand upon the first-class service it...

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  • Tim Green prosecutes Logistics Company for fatal accident

    Tim Green prosecutes Logistics Company for fatal accident

    St Philips regulatory specialist Tim Green was successful in the recent prosecution of Nightfreight UK Limited, part of the DX Group of companies, for breach of its duties to its employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act. In December 2010 ...

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  • Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq shortlisted for honours at th...

    Congratulations to Peter Haynes QC, Ed Pepperall and Tariq Sadiq who have all been shortlisted for honours at the 2013 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Ed and Tariq have both been nominated in the prestigious "Barrister of the Year" category, ...

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  • Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 2013

    St Philips Chambers has been recognised for their expertise by the two leading directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. "St Philips Chambers, exhibits impressive strength in Commercial, Chancery and Criminal matters"Legal 500 2012 "The C...

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  • St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips short listed for 'Regional Set of the Year'

    St Philips are delighted to announce that they have once again been short listed for the prestigious Chambers and Partners 'Regional Set of the Year' award. This nomination demonstrates the strength and depth of talent at St Philips and is recogni...

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  • Tim Green appointed as a Recorder

    Tim Green appointed as a Recorder

    St Philips are delighted to announce that Tim Green has been appointed to sit as Crown Court Recorder on the North Eastern Circuit. This award follows a national competition in which applicants submitted to an exam, competency based application fo...

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  • Regulatory Members Appointed to the Attorney Generals List

    Regulatory Members Appointed to the Attorney Generals List

    Six members of St Philips Regulatory Team have been appointed to the New Unified Regulatory List as approved counsel on a nationwide panel for government regulatory work. Barry Berlin, Jonathan Salmon, James Puzey and Tim Green are amongst just 30...

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  • St Philips Barrister appointed to the National Child Safeguarding Panel

    St Philips Barrister appointed to the National Child Safeguarding Panel

    Blondel Thompson, a specialist crime and sports law barrister has been appointed as an Arbitrator Judge to the National Child Safeguarding Panel on Thursday 26th April 2012. As a former British and Commonwealth 100 metre hurdles Record Holder, it ...

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  • St Philips Barrister appointed to Sports Resolutions Panel

    St Philips Barrister appointed to Sports Resolutions Panel

    Tariq Sadiq, of leading Birmingham set St Philips Chambers, has been appointed to the Sport Resolutions panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. Sports Resolutions is the independent dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom and deliv...

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  • Ben Mills prosecutes in major

    Ben Mills prosecutes in major "Loan Shark" case

    Regulatory group member Ben Mills successfully prosecuted a cage fighting loan shark on behalf of the Illegal Money Lending Team based at Birmingham City Council. Giovanni Battista Caruso was convicted at Stoke Crown Court of multiple offences of b...

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  • Tim Green instructed in The Sofa King appeal against advertising ban

    Tim Green instructed in The Sofa King appeal against advertising ban

    Tim Green has been instructed to appear for The Sofa King Limited in its appeal for a review of the well publicised ban placed by the Advertising Standards Authority on the The Sofa King's recent marketing campaign. Tim specialises in regulatory an...

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  • Barry Berlin successfully prosecuted Midland Heart Limited

    Barry Berlin successfully prosecuted Midland Heart Limited

      Barry Berlin successfully prosecuted Midland Heart Limited following an inquest into the death of Anthony Ironmonger (aged 75 years on 6th December 2007) who was residing in Midland Heart Ltd's supported housing at Summer Hill House. He suf...

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  • Inaugural Regulatory Week a Success!

    Inaugural Regulatory Week a Success!

    Over 250 delegates braved the weather to attend a series of seminars held in chambers. Delegates from all legal backgrounds met the key players from the Regulatory Group to share their in depth quality knowledge whilst addressing the latest legal dev...

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  • Tim Green Appointed to Specialist Fraud Panel

    Tim Green Appointed to Specialist Fraud Panel

    St Philips are delighted to announce that Tim Green has been appointed to the CPS Specialist Fraud Panel. The appointment is made to a national list of around 30 advocates approved to prosecute the most complex and highest value financial crime. S...

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