Blondel Thompson featured in this month’s Sports Resolutions newsletter

Blondel Thompson

Blondel Thompson has been featured in the June edition of the Sports Resolutions newsletter. The article provides an insight into Blondel’s experience of life at the Bar, her expertise in Sports Law and her tips on what to keep an eye on over the coming year. The full article – ‘Getting To Know Our Panel’ – can be found here.

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Peter Haynes QC appointed as President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA)

Peter Haynes ICCBA

St Philips is extremely proud to announce that Peter Haynes QC has been appointed as President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) for 2019. Chambers Director, Joe Wilson said: “I am delighted for Peter, who for the last 14 years has been involved in the most significant cases brought before the various tribunals in the Hague and beyond....

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Andrew Bainham cited by the Law Commission

Andrew Bainham

Andrew Bainham’s published work on legal parentage has been significantly cited by the Law Commission in its recent consultation paper on reforming the law governing surrogacy arrangements. See ‘Building families through surrogacy: A new law’ Law Commission Consultation paper 244 and Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper 167 (June 6th, 2019). The consultation period closes on 27th September 2019.

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Stephen Thomas officially sworn in as a Circuit Judge

Stephen Thomas

On Monday 10th June, Stephen Thomas was officially sworn in as His Honour Judge Thomas at a ceremony at The Royal Courts of Justice before The Lord Chief Justice, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Stephen was joined by members of his family and Senior Criminal Clerk, Phil Jones.

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Juliet Allen joins St Philips Family Team

Juliet Allen

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Juliet Allen has joined their Family Team. Juliet practices exclusively in the area of Financial Remedies and has a particular interest in cases which involve family trusts. Her practice includes matters involving complex business arrangements, unusual trust structures, analysis of business accounts, farming cases and proceedings where there are issues of non-disclosure...

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Tom Rochford officially sworn in as a Circuit Judge

Tom Rochford

On Friday 10th May Tom Rochford was officially sworn in as His Honour Judge Rochford at a ceremony at The Royal Courts of Justice before The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane. Tom was attended upon by his immediate family as well as Senior Clerk, Gary Carney and Chambers Director, Joe Wilson.

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Stephen Thomas appointed as a Circuit Judge

Stephen Thomas

We are proud to announce that The Queen has appointed Stephen Thomas to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Stephen to the South Eastern Circuit, based...

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Catherine Ravenscroft accepts offer of tenancy

Cat Ravenscroft

St Philips are delighted to announce that Catharine Ravenscroft has accepted an offer of tenancy following the successful completion of a Criminal & Regulatory pupillage under the supervision of Jennifer Josephs. Senior Clerk, Phil Jones said, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Catherine as a tenant. She is a very welcome addition to the Criminal and Regulatory groups, bolstering our...

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The Employment Group is delighted to announce the arrival of Barry Harwood-Ferreira as a door tenant

Barry Harwood-Ferreira

Barry is a senior Employment law Barrister, and pupil supervisor. He specialises in all aspects of Employment law and has done so for over 20 years. Barry has appeared in the Legal 500 for the last 4 consecutive years,commended for his employment law discrimination expertise. He has held senior academic and equality and Diversity positions as a University Governor. In...

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