Crime Articles

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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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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