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Christopher Watson appointed as a Recorder

Chris Watson

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Christopher Watson has been appointed to sit as a Recorder. The Queen, 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 have confirmed that Chris will be deployed to the Northern...

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Damning Family Court Judgement and review of the use of Section 20 accommodation – William Baker

William Baker

In this reported case Mr Justice Keehan gave a damning Judgement in respect of Herefordshire County Council’s use of Section 20 accommodation in two separate cases involving 2 children, one who had been accommodated for 9 years and another for 8 years. The case reviews the use of the Local Authority’s section 20 powers of accommodation which are intended to...

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Louise McCabe appointed as a District Judge

Louise McCabe

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Louise McCabe has been appointed to sit as a District Judge. The Queen, 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 have confirmed that Louise will be deployed to the...

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Ros Carter appointed as a Circuit Judge

Ros Carter

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Ros Carter has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. The Lord Chief Justice, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon, has deployed her to the Midland Circuit based at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre where she will take up her post on Monday 29th January 2018 and will be known as Her...

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Sara Lewis joins St Philips Family Team

Sara Lewis

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Sara Lewis has joined their Family Team. Sara is a renowned Care practitioner with a national reputation for excellence within the field of Public Law Children cases. Sara has vast experience at all levels, acting for parents and guardians at Circuit, High Court and Appellate Court level. Sara undertakes cases involving the...

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Leisha Bond has been short-listed for the Barrister of the Year

Leisha Bond

We are delighted to announce that Leisha Bond has been short-listed for the Barrister of the Year award. The Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards have been showcasing the very best of the region’s legal talent since the inaugural event in 2002. Now in their 16th year, the Awards have become a permanent fixture in the legal and business calendar, with the...

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Molly Giles joins St Philips

Molly Giles

St Philips are delighted to inform you that Molly Giles will be joining the Family Law Practice Group here at St Philips Chambers on Monday 31st October 2016. Molly was called to the Bar in 2005 and practices exclusively in Children work (Public & Private Law). She is regularly instructed by Parents, Guardians and Local Authorities in cases involving non...

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St Philips receives a double nomination for Family Law Awards 2016

Louise McCabe

Chambers is pleased to announce that Louise McCabe has been shortlisted for the award of “Junior Barrister of the Year” at the forthcoming Family Law Awards 2016. As well as Louise’s nomination, the family clerks have also been shortlisted for the “Clerking Team of the Year”. This nomination is currently open to voting and further information on how to vote...

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Eve Bugeja joins St Philips Family Team

Eve Bugeja

St Philips are delighted to inform you that Eve Bugeja will be joining the Family Law Practice Group here at St Philips Chambers on Tuesday 30th August 2016. Eve was called to the Bar in 1997 and practices in both Children work (Public & Private Law) and Financial Remedy matters. She is ranked in Legal 500 as a leading junior...

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Double Scoop for St Philips Family Law Group

Chris Rank & Emma Kendall

St Philips Family Law Practice Group is delighted to announce the arrival of two new members to its team. Christopher Rank has recently joined from Cornwall Street Chambers and practices in both Financial Remedy work as well as children work in both Public and Private Law proceedings. Christopher is a Family Law Specialist with 8 years experience who adopts a...

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