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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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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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Simon Davis secures conviction of ‘voodoo’ nurse under Modern Slavery Act

Simon Davis

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.

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Kate Gibson acts for Radovan Karadžic before the United Nations Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals

Kate Gibson

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...

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Heidi Kubik QC appointed as a Circuit Judge

Heidi Kubik

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...

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Peter Haynes QC appears before the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber

Peter Haynes

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...

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Richard Atkins QC appointed Vice Chair of the Bar Council for 2018

Richard Atkins QC

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...

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Heidi Kubik appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel

Heidi Kubik

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...

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