Simon Davis secures the first conviction of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act laws passed in 2015, allowing prosecutions of British citizens for overseas sexual trafficking. ‘Voodoo’ nurse Josephine Iyamu was found guilty of sex trafficking at Birmingham Crown Court after a trial lasting two months. More details can be found via BBC News.
Published on July 2, 2018 10:53 am
In a landmark case, Peter Haynes QC and Kate Gibson represented Mr Bemba in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Their efforts resulted in a decision to overturn his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity. More details regarding this case can be found on BBC News.
Published on June 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Kate Gibson, member of St Philips Chambers, appeared for Radovan Karadžic in his appeal before the United Nations Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (UN-MICT) this week, in The Hague. Dr. Karadžic, former President of the Republika Srpška, was convicted at first instance for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, for his role in crimes during the war in...
Published on May 1, 2018 8:58 am
St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that The Queen has appointed Heidi Kubik QC 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 her to the Midland...
Published on March 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Jenny Josephs of St Philips Chambers successfully prosecutes a nursery school teacher who sexually assaulted a three-year-old boy. More information can be found from BBC News.
Published on February 14, 2018 8:40 pm
Peter Haynes QC and Kate Gibson are currently presenting oral arguments before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba. The case is only the second case to reach the ICC appeals chamber post conviction, and involves consideration of the definition of Crimes Against Humanity before the court, as well as, amongst other...
Published on January 15, 2018 7:43 am
St Philips is extremely proud to announce that Richard Atkins QC has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Bar Council for 2018. Richard was called to the Bar in 1989 and took silk in 2011. He practises predominantly in crime and regulatory law (Health and Safety and Trading Standards). He has been a Recorder since 2005, a Mental Health...
Published on January 12, 2018 10:38 am
St Philips is delighted to announce Heidi Kubik’s appointment to the rank of Queen’s Counsel in the 2017 list published today. Crime specialist Heidi was called in 1993 and has been described as “extremely able and can be trusted with anything, particularly cross-examinations of vulnerable witnesses in a sensitive manner” as well as being “adroit at handling clients”. She has...
Published on December 22, 2017 11:07 am
St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that John Edwards has been appointed as a Circuit Judge and will formally be known as His Honour Judge John Edwards. John’s appointment comes on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Lidington MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of...
Published on December 21, 2017 4:39 pm
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...
Published on July 5, 2017 3:16 pm