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Kevin Hegarty QC successfully prosecutes Sivan Amin

Kevin Hegarty

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

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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Blondel Thompson and Bruce Frew appointed to the disciplinary panel for England Boxing

St Philips Chambers are pleased to announce that Blondel Thompson and Bruce Frew have both been recently appointed to the disciplinary panel for England Boxing. The appointment is a great achievement for both members and compliments their respective practices in the field of employment and Sports law both in court and in tribunal. Panel members deal with all matters under...

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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

Ed Pepperall QC

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

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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Two New Silks for St Philips Stone – James Morgan and Dr Colin Ong appointed Queen’s Counsel

St Philips Stone is delighted to announce that James Morgan and Dr Colin Ong have been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2017 competition, published today. Commercial & Chancery specialist James Morgan has long been acknowledged as a leading advocate in his field, as well as being a favourite with clients and the legal directories.   “A very user-friendly barrister who is good at dealing with clients, meticulous...

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Molly Giles joins St Philips

Molly Giles

St Philips are delighted to inform you that Molly Giles will be joining the Family Law Practice Group here at St Philips Chambers on Monday 31st October 2016. Molly was called to the Bar in 2005 and practices exclusively in Children work (Public & Private Law). She is regularly instructed by Parents, Guardians and Local Authorities in cases involving non...

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St Philips Employment Team raises £1902 for Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance

St Phillips employment group hosted the Midlands ambulance charity at a hotly contested pub quiz on 22nd September, when 18 legal teams pitted their wits against each other in a highly entertaining iPad based pub quiz. John Cottrell of the charity explained the vital work of the ambulance service which relies entirely upon donations from the public. With thanks to our...

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