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Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Receive Award from National Crime Agency

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St Philips are delighted to announce that Kevin Hegarty and Raj Punia have received Commendations from the National Crime Agency in recognition of their work in securing an ‘excellent prosecution result’ on Operation Smarten, a multi-handed case arising from an investigation into the laundering of the proceeds of organised crime via the transfer of more than £130 million through UK...

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Ben Mills appears for the HSE in the Court of Appeal case of R v Tata Steel UK Ltd

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Ben Mills prosecuted this case on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive. Fines of £1,315,000 and £185,000 were imposed following Tata Steel UK’s guilty pleas to two health and safety offences arising from separate incidents in which employees caught their hands in dangerous machinery. The judgment provides clear guidance on how the court can approach the sentencing of a...

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Kate Rogers and Joel Wallace Appointed to the Football Association’s Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel

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St Philips is delighted to announce that the FA has appointed Kate Rogers and Joel Wallace to the National Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel. Kate and Joel will sit as part-time judges in football club, player, manager and participant misconduct cases which involve allegations of discrimination. Through this appointment, Kate and Joel join St Philips’ growing list of sports barristers. If you...

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Kevin Hegarty QC successfully prosecutes Sivan Amin

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Kevin Hegarty QC was instructed to prosecute a 37 year old man charged with murdering his former housemate in Wolverhampton in a ‘savage’ knife attack motivated by ‘extreme jealousy’.   Amin was found guilty of murder after a 13 day trial and was sentenced to life imprisonment and told that he must serve at least 40 years.  Amin, who had a...

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St Philips welcome John Vater QC

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St Philips Family Barristers are delighted to welcome John Vater QC as a Door Tenant at St Philips Chambers. John was called to the Bar in 1995 and took Silk in 2012 and has practised from Harcourt Chambers from pupillage. With a national reputation for his work in both Public and Private Law John is regarded as one of the leading family...

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Richard Atkins QC successfully prosecutes Lauren Jeska

Richard Atkins QC

Richard Atkins QC represented the prosecution in the recent case of Lauren Jeska, a trans-gender athlete, who was convicted of the attempted murder of an official of UK athletics. The attack took place at the Alexander Stadium in March 2016. In what was clearly a very sensitive case, Ms Jeska received an extended sentence of imprisonment of 18 years with...

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BLS Barrister of the Year 2017- Ed Pepperall QC

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We are delighted to announce that Ed Pepperall QC has been named as Birmingham Law Society’s “Barrister of the Year” at the BLS 2017 Legal Awards. Ed received his award from journalist and author John Sergeant at the ceremony on 9th March at The ICC in Birmingham. Other winners on the night were: Trainee Solicitor of the Year Matthew McDonald –...

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Discount Rate Announcement

Tom Rochford

You will no doubt all be aware that the Lord Chancellor has surprised everyone by reducing the discount rate to – .75%.  Her proposal is that the new rate will come in on 20th March.  The first challenge this brings is that there are no official Ogden Tables at this rate.  Rebmark have provided an unofficial set.  I have not checked...

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James Morgan and Dr Colin Ong of St Philips Stone appointed to Queen’s Counsel

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James Morgan and Dr Colin Ong of St Philips Stone were among the leading lawyers appointed Queen’s Counsel on Monday 13th February. Dr Colin Ong is the first ASEAN national lawyer to be elevated to Queen’s Counsel and his appointment has caused much interest in ASEAN countries. “On behalf of St Philips Stone, we are delighted that both arbitration and commercial specialist Dr...

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