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Ed Pepperall QC elevated to the High Court Bench

Ed Pepperall QC

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Ed Pepperall QC has been appointed a High Court Judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. Ed will take the customary Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath at a swearing in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice and will start sitting as The Honourable Mr Justice Pepperall on Monday 1st October...

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Gemma Bowes joins St Philips Family Team

Gemma Bowes

We are delighted to announce that Gemma Bowes will be joining the Family Group here at St Philips. Gemma is a Children specialist with 9 years experience and practices exclusively within Public Law Care proceedings with experience of : Non-accidental injuries (bruising, fractures, head injury) Child death Sexual abuse Fabricated/induced illness Psychiatric illness Substance misuse Chronic neglect Parental alienation Threats...

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Marc Brown is major contributor to Atkins Court Forms on bankruptcy and personal insolvency

Marc Brown

Published by LexisNexis, Atkins Court Forms provides commentary and precedents in respect of civil proceedings before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales. Volumes 7(1) and 7(2) on bankruptcy and personal insolvency have recently been published in an updated form, stating the law as at 25 April 2018, having been updated to take into account recent developments and...

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St Philips feature in Birmingham Post ‘Midland Circuit – Leading Barrister Sets’

St Philips, advocates of excellence in the heart of Birmingham As St Philips celebrates its 20th anniversary, the chambers has enjoyed an unprecedented number of judicial appointments. The six appointments, three Circuit Judges, two District Judges and a First-tier Tribunal Judge, reflect St Philips’ exceptional pedigree and the existence of a supportive environment that inspires sector-leading expertise and skills. The approach informs the selection, recruitment and training of the...

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Human Rights Act 1998 Claims: Costs & Section 20 – Jack Redmond

Jack Redmond

Human Rights Act Claims: Section 20 On 18thJuly 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the long-awaited ‘section 20’ case: Williams and another v London Borough of Hackney [2018] UKSC 37. It concerns the limits of local authority’s powers and duties under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 to provide accommodation for children in need. Factual background One...

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Mills v Mills – Leisha Bond

Leisha Bond

The essential background at time of order: Cohabitation 1986 Married 1987 H left the family home 2000 Divorced 2002 1 child of the family living with W Consent order providing Wife with vast majority of the liquid capital : £230k At the time of the order W put her housing needs at £350k and H put them at £230k.  It...

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John Randall QC and Marc Brown appear in The Supreme Court

John Randall QC and Marc Brown appeared in the Supreme Court over the last two days in the case of Regency Villas Title Ltd and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and others (Appellants/Cross-Respondents).  The appeal was heard by The President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale and Supreme Court Justices Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath and Lord...

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Iqbal Mohammed successful in claim worth £1.1m brought by Coventry City Council

Iqbal Mohammed

Iqbal Mohammed has succeeded in obtaining an order for specific performance and judgement for damages in the High Court against a tenant who refused to abide by an expert determination in a lease dispute with the Council. The High Court ordered the Defendant to enter into a Deed of Variation, increasing the annual rent for a commercial property from £225...

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Simon Davis secures conviction of ‘voodoo’ nurse under Modern Slavery Act

Simon Davis

Simon Davis secures the first conviction of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act laws passed in 2015, allowing prosecutions of British citizens for overseas sexual trafficking. ‘Voodoo’ nurse Josephine Iyamu was found guilty of sex trafficking at Birmingham Crown Court after a trial lasting two months. More details can be found via BBC News.

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