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Catherine Ravenscroft

Catherine Ravenscroft successfully represented Amber Valley Borough Council in a licensing appeal 

Catherine Ravenscroft successfully represented Amber Valley Borough Council in an appeal brought by a licensed premises against the revocation of its licence.  The revocation followed a s51 application for review of “The Crib” bar in Ripley town...

Ben Mills

Ben Mills prosecutes headteacher who ran an illegal streaming enterprise

On behalf of Birmingham City Council, Ben Mills has secured the successful prosecution of a headteacher in a complex and sensitive matter involving the operation of a £450,000 illegal streaming enterprise from their home. Paul Merrell admitted two...

Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles

Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles joins our Criminal & Regulatory Groups

A fantastic start to the week for Chambers with confirmation that Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles has accepted tenancy and joined our Criminal and Regulatory Groups with immediate effect. Lucinda, who is ranked as a Leading Junior for Crime (General and...

Kevin Hegarty KC

The Divisional Court and Part 2 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Two Judgments were handed down by the Divisional Court of the King’s Bench Division in November 2023 concerning sections 50, 51 and 59 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 “CJPA”. The first case concerns the status of “copies” of...

Five new criminal barristers

Five new tenants welcomed to Chambers

We are delighted to announce the further strengthening of our criminal and regulatory groups through the successful recruitment of five high-calibre new members. New tenants Rebecca Wade KC, Will Smout, Amy Jackson, Sara Wyeth and Callum Church each...

Vithyah Chelvam

Chambers welcomes Probationary Tenant Vithyah Chelvam

We would like to offer a warm welcome to Vithyah Chelvam who has joined Chambers’ Criminal and Regulatory Groups as a Probationary Tenant. Vithyah joins Chambers after completing pupillage at the Crown Prosecution Service. For further information...

Duncan Craig

Chambers is delighted to announce that Duncan Craig has accepted tenancy

Duncan was called to the Bar in 2011, following a 20-year career in the licensed trade. Over the last decade, Duncan has developed his practice to become one of the busiest licensing lawyers in the country. He acted as Head of Licensing with his...

Clare Rennie

Clare Rennie accepts tenancy

We are delighted to confirm that Clare Rennie has joined St Philips Chambers as a tenant following the successful completion of her pupillage. Clare joins our Criminal and Regulatory Groups, having demonstrated impressive skills, tenacity, and...