Crime Articles

Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Receive Award from National Crime Agency

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...

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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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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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Simon Ward appointed as a Circuit Judge

Simon Ward

St Philips Chambers are honoured to announce that Simon Ward has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. Simon will take the customary Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath at a swearing in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on Monday 4th July 2016 at the Royal Courts of Justice, before being deployed to the Midland Circuit, based at Wolverhampton...

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Simon Davis Successfully Prosecutes PC Charged With IS Kidnap Plot

Simon Davis

Simon Davis has successfully prosecuted Amar Hussain, the PC that placed a hoax 999 call claiming that a radical Muslim with links to Islamic State would kidnap a police officer on December 8th 2014. West Midlands Police had to put “unprecedented” measures in place to ensure safety of all officers, including having to call in when arriving home and not...

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Lee Marklew admitted to the International Criminal Court List of Counsel, The Hague, The Netherlands

Lee Marklew

St Philips is proud to announce that Lee Marklew has been appointed to the International Criminal Court List of Counsel in The Hague. Lee has over 20 years experience in high profile cases, including murder, organised crime, serious sexual offences and regulatory matters. He has also recently been appointed to the approved list of defence Counsel to The Special Tribunal...

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Simon Davis Shortlisted for “Barrister of the Year”

Simon Davis

Chambers is pleased to announce that Simon Davis has been shortlisted for the award of “Barrister of the Year” in the 2016 Birmingham Law Society Awards, which will be held at the International Convention Centre on April 21st. The Senior Criminal Clerk, Phil Jones, commented: “We are extremely proud of Simon being shortlisted for this award, which highlights both the...

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Illegal Driving and Causation of Injury or Death by Ben Williams

Ben Williams

Just over two years ago the Supreme Court gave judgment in the case of R v Michael Hughes [2013] USKC 56 [2013] WLR 2461 to the effect that, on a charge of Causing Death by Uninsured Driving (s3ZB RTA 1988), there must be “at least some act or omission in the control of the car which involved some element of...

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St Philips Chambers has 4 Recorders Appointed

St Philips Chambers are extremely proud to announce that Mark Calway, Louise McCabe, Heidi Kubik and Ben Mills have all been appointed to sit as Recorders across the country. Mark Calway will be assigned to the Western Circuit (Family). Louise McCabe will be assigned to the Northern Circuit (Family). Heidi Kubik will be assigned to the Midlands Circuit (Crime). Ben Mills will...

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