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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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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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St Philips Chambers Pupils commence practice on Monday 1st April

Pupils

Left to right: Sandamini, Natalie, Matthew, Anna and Olivia. We are pleased to inform you that our pupils will commence practicing from Monday 1st April. All five of our pupils have undergone extensive training in their chosen disciplines since October of 2018 and are raring “to get on their feet”! Anna Peaston – Anna commenced a specialist family pupillage under the...

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Charles Blatchford at the Deepcut Inquest

Private Geoff Gray was found dead with two gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks in 2001. He was the third of four young soldiers to die at the barracks with such wounds between 1995 and 2002. In 2018 the original inquest was quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC has been appointed to hear the inquest...

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Peter Haynes QC acts for Greek Cypriots in claim against British Government

Peter Haynes

Renowned International lawyer, Peter Haynes QC successfully acted for a group of thirty-three Cypriots who claimed they were tortured by British forces during armed uprising in the late 1950’s. The group, who are now in the 80’s, were awarded £1m in compensation in an out-of-court settlement. For more on this, please see BBC News and The Guardian.

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Kevin Hegarty QC and Jonathan Nosworthy nominated for Legal 500 Awards 2019

St Philips are proud to announce that Kevin Hegarty QC and Jonathan Nosworthy have both been shortlisted for awards at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. The Head of the St Philips Criminal Group, Kevin Hegarty QC has been nominated for Regional Silk of the Year. Senior Criminal Clerk, Phil Jones commented: “This nomination is thoroughly deserved and not...

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St Philips dealt a full house of “Band 1” listings in Chambers UK Bar 2019

Chambers UK 2019

Thank you to all of our clients for your support during the past year, with a particular thank you to those who participated in the feedback process and gave us such glowing reports. 14 Silk (QC) and 45 Junior rankings were achieved by our members, along with a full house of “Band 1” listings in our ranked disciplines. Chambers &...

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