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St Philips welcomes 5 new Pupils

Pupils 2018

St Philips are delighted to announce the start of 5 new pupils (From left to right): Sandamini Chandrasekara Mudiyanselge (Family – supervised by Molly Giles) – Sandamini studied Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge where she received a  2.1 in Law.  She was ranked first nationally for French Language and Literature (A-level). Sandamini has worked as a mentor with vulnerable and disadvantaged young...

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Theodora Hand and Alexander Barbour become tenants at St Philips

Theodora and Alex

St Philips are delighted to announce that Theodora Hand and Alexander Barbour have both become tenants following the successful completion of the pupillages; Theodora in general common law and Alex in crime, including regulatory. Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson said: “We welcome Theodora and Alex as tenants. They have both have shown an aptitude for advocacy and will be excellent...

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Kirsty White joins St Philips

Kirsty White

St Philips is delighted to welcome Kirsty White as a new tenant in chambers. Kirsty joins our Business & Property Group after 5 years working in-house in the litigation team of a national firm of solicitors. During this time a lot of her work has focused on contract and torts including claims of high value or with an international element....

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The Lord Chancellor’s Breakfast

RPAQC & JW

On Monday 1st October Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson, attended the Opening of the Legal Year Service (affectionately known as the Lord Chancellor’s Breakfast) at Westminster Abbey. The service was attended by many legal luminaries including 8 former members of St Philips Chambers: 3 High Court Judges (the former Recorder of Birmingham, Mr Justice William Davis, Mr Justice MacDonald and...

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St Philips Chambers awarded Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council for Wellbeing at the Bar

Wellbeing Certificate

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council for Wellbeing at the Bar. The Bar Council commented “St Philips has a well-considered approach to wellbeing, establishing a committee with senior level buy-in to drive forward initiatives and maintain focus.  We are particularly impressed with links made to a local charity...

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Jonathan Heard joins St Philips

Jonathan Heard

St Philips Employment Team is pleased to announce that Jonathan Heard, formerly of Queen Square Chambers, Bristol  has joined us. Jonathan is an experienced employment law specialist who advises and represents claimants and respondents in all areas of employment law. His clients have included senior professionals and executives, public and private limited companies, SMEs, solicitor firms, charities, schools and town...

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The Forbidden Territories by Andrew Bainham

Andrew Bainham

Andrew Bainham’s article in the September issue of Family Law ([2018] Fam Law 1150) explores the tension between the powers of the court and the statutory duties of the local authority in public law children cases. Just as the court must not enter the forbidden territory of the local authority, so the local authority must not trespass on the forbidden territory of...

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Amit Gupta obtains permission for administrators to make a distribution before all creditor claims are resolved, together with pre-emptive relief pursuant to s.1157 CA 2006

Amit Gupta

Amit was recently instructed in an application where the administrators of a company sought permission to make a distribution to an unsecured creditor ahead of at least one other unsecured creditor. The administrators were at one of the “big 4” accountancy firms and were intending to make a slightly unusual exit out of the administration, coupled with prospective relief pursuant...

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St Philips Chambers Employment Team back Tommy Langford’s British title bid

St Philips Chambers Employment Team have backed Birmingham-based former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion, Tommy Langford, in his bid to regain the British title. Langford conceded his British middleweight championship to local rival Jason Welborn by a single point on May 4, in a fight that has now been nominated as ‘Contest of the Year’ in the British...

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