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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, lead 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...


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, 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 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...


St Philips Regulatory Group member Matthew Cullen provides 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...


St Philips Regulatory Prosecute Drayton Manor Case

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory Group, was instructed by the HSE to prosecute Drayton Manor Park Limited after the death of school girl, Evha Jannath, on the Splash Canyon River Rapids ride in 2017. At a sentencing hearing that concluded...


Know your limits, show your limits: Lessons from Food Standards Agency v Bakers of Nailsea Ltd (2020)

The Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) made three applications for the issue of a summons to commence proceedings against Bakers of Nailsea Ltd (“BNL”), the food business operator for an abattoir in Nailsea, near Bristol, for offences contrary to...


St Philips Chambers Regulatory Winter Newsletter 2021

Welcome to the Regulatory Group’s Winter newsletter. Whilst we may find ourselves in a lockdown, St Philips Chambers’ Regulatory Group remains in a position to assist you and your clients in all aspect of regulatory law. Our barristers can attend...