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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...

Jonathan Heard

Jonathan Heard acts in an EAT appeal concerning Unless Orders

Introduction The number of recent appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) about unless orders has been such that in Minnoch and others v Interservefm Ltd and others [2023] EAT 35 the EAT observed that they were ‘…too large...

Oliver Edwards

New Employment & Personal Injury Senior Clerk

We are pleased to welcome Oliver Edwards to Chambers in the role of Senior Employment and Personal Injury Clerk. Oliver has a wealth of experience gained over 20 years working in two top London sets and most recently in Chambers in Bristol. On...

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...

Ben Close & Matt Cullen

Successful drugs trial prosecution

Ben Close leading Matthew Cullen successfully prosecuted the trial of a courier of 107kg of high-purity cocaine, in what is believed to be amongst Leicestershire’s largest ever drug seizures. The wholesale value of the drugs was between £3.75m and...

Emma Templar

Emma Templar joins the St Philips Family Team

Chambers is delighted to announce that Emma Templar has chosen to join the St Philips Family Team as she returns from Maternity Leave. Emma was called in 2001 and prior to her Maternity Leave practised at a well known chambers in the Temple in...


Ben Close leading Catherine Ravenscroft secure convictions for armed robbery

Ben Close leading Catherine Ravenscroft have secured convictions of all 5 defendants who carried out an audacious armed robbery of a jewellers, the footage of which went ‘viral’. The robbers stole gold valued at £300,000, having blocked...

William Horwood BLS Pro Bono Award

BLS Pro Bono Award for William Horwood

Huge congratulations from all at Chambers to William Horwood who won the Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Award at last night’s Birmingham Legal Awards. William is a very worthy winner of this award and Chambers is hugely...