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Jonathan Meichen appointed as an Employment Judge

Jonathan Meichen

We are proud to announce that The Queen has appointed Jonathan Meichen to be a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) on the advice of the The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable David Gauke MP. Jonathan Meichen will be assigned to the Midlands West Region in the principal hearing centre Birmingham with effect from 16th September 2019. St...

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Court of Appeal upholds £50,000 fine in relabelled poultry case – James Bruce

James Bruce

The Court of Appeal underline the importance of risks to the public for sentencing in food safety cases. The Appellant Company was a Food Business Operator (FBO) who had bought out-of-date frozen chicken that was only suitable for use in pet food. They then relabelled the poultry to make it appear 18 months younger than it was… and promptly sold...

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New Presiding Judge Appointed for Midland Circuit

Ed Pepperall QC

It has today been announced that former member of St Philips, The Hon Mr Justice Pepperall, has been appointed as the next Presiding Judge for the Midland Circuit.   The appointment is made from 1 January 2020, when the current Presiding Judge Mrs Justice Carr steps down, and will run to 31 December 2023.  Having only been appointed to the High...

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St Philips shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at Yorkshire Lawyer Awards

Yorkshire Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that St Philips Chambers has been shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2019. We would like to thank all of our referees for providing feedback during the initial nominations. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at New Dock Hall, Leeds on Thursday 10th October 2019.

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Sharon Hughes joins St Philips Personal Injury Team

Sharon Hughes

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Sharon Hughes has joined their Personal Injury Team. Sharon advises and represents both Claimants and Defendants. She is regularly instructed in small claims, interim hearings and fast track trials arising from road traffic accidents and has a particular interest in credit hire disputes. Sharon completed her pupillage at the Bar of Ireland and...

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Severance Principles Settled – Robert Mundy

Robert Mundy

Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2019] UKSC 32 Unreasonable restrictive covenants are void at common law. But what if only part of a covenant is unreasonable? Can the bad be severed and the good enforced? In Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman, the Supreme Court settled the uncertainty about the rules which govern this question. After a thorough review of the development...

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Taking Control in Adverse Possession – by John Aldis

John Aldis

1. Disputes often arise between neighbours over shared driveways. Different principles will apply to determining a boundary line, acquiring easements of parking or vehicular access by prescription, or claiming title to a portion of disputed land. 2. Where one of the parties is advancing an adverse possession claim to a portion of disputed land, a key question is: what acts...

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Benjamin Clayton joins St Philips Personal Injury Team for a third six

Ben Clayton

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Ben Clayton has joined their Personal Injury Team for a third six. Since being called to the bar in 2009, Benjamin has gained a wealth of experience representing clients across the country. He has attended over 5000 hearings, giving him a solid grounding in civil litigation. He can be instructed in respect of...

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