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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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John Edwards appointed as a Circuit Judge

John Edwards

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...

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

Kevin Hegarty and Raj Punia

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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