See all our latest news, blogs and events here:

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...

Ben Williams

Ben Williams defends UK’s 2nd largest housebuilder in environmental case

The company appeared before Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court on 3 May 2023, entered a Guilty plea to a single charge of causing an illegal water discharge and was sentenced. Despite extensive management systems, it had failed to prevent emission of silty...

Ben Williams

Ben Williams prosecutes two companies in Health & Safety case at Newcastle Crown

Ben Williams has prosecuted two companies in a Health & Safety case at Newcastle Crown. The sentencing judge determined that the first defendant, Tolent Construction Limited’s breach of construction safety regulations merited a fine of £1m,...

Charles Blatchford

Charles Blatchford successfully prosecutes fatality matter on behalf of the Heath and Safety Executive

On 28 March 2023, LM140121 Ltd (formerly known as Le Maitre Ltd) was found guilty after a trial of breaching health and safety regulations in relation to operations at their factory at Fourth Drove, Peterborough in the run up to an explosion on 2...

James Puzey

James Puzey Prosecutes UK’s Largest Pipeline Operator

James Puzey, Head of St Philips Regulatory, has recently prosecuted the UK’s largest fuel pipeline operator, Exolum PS Limited, for offences of failing to ensure workers’ safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The offences...

James Puzey

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...

Richard Atkins KC

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...