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James Puzey successfully leads HMRC Counsel team

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory, has successfully led the HMRC Counsel team in the case of Bell and Mitchell v HMRC [2023] EWCA (Civ) 261. The case concerned two individuals appealing assessments to tax penalties. One Appellant sought an...

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Wm Morrison’s Supermarkets fined £3,500,000 having been convicted of health and safety failings

Wm Morrison’s Supermarkets were fined £3,500,000 on the 17/3/23 having been convicted of health and safety failings at a trial prosecuted by Richard Atkins KC of St Philips Chambers, leading Mark Jackson of No 8 Chambers. The trial, which lasted 4...

James Withers

James Withers appointed Regulatory Senior Clerk

The St Philips Regulatory Group is delighted to announce the appointment of James Withers as its new Senior Clerk. James will be well known to many of our clients, having been part of our criminal clerking team since his arrival in Chambers...

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James Puzey successfully resists appeal by subsidiary of American Investment Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory Team, led the HMRC counsel team that was successful in resisting this appeal by the subsidiary of the American Investment Bank, Cantor Fitzgerald. The Taxpayer was represented by Nicola Shaw QC and Michael...

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James Puzey acts for the HSE in the prosecution of a developer and contractor

James Puzey, Head of St Philips’ Regulatory Group, has recently acted for the HSE in the prosecution of a developer and contractor in connection with the death of a labourer at a building site in Perry Barr, Birmingham in 2017. After a two-week...

Ben Mills

Ben Mills, led by Nigel Lawrence QC, prosecutes Carlsberg

Ben Mills, led by Nigel Lawrence QC, prosecutes Carlsberg who were fined £3 million pounds by Mr Justice Picken at Birmingham Crown Court, following a massive ammonia leak at the Carlsberg brewery in 2016 which left one man dead and others requiring...

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans secures closure of bar where stabbing occurred

Andrew Evans successfully represented West Midlands Police in a review of the alcohol and entertainment licence of the Seven Bar in Wednesbury. The premises had long been associated with incidents of violence and disorder to the dismay of local...

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A helpful overview of the new sentencing guidelines for trade mark offences

On August 5th 2021, the Sentencing Council published two new sentencing guidelines to be used when both individuals and organisations fall to be sentenced for offences contrary to Section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994. They formally become effective...