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Jonathan Gidney

Jonathan Gidney appointed as a Salaried Employment Judge

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Gidney has been appointed as a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) and will be deployed to the London Central Tribunal with effect from 20th April 2023. Jonathan...

Jonathan Gale
Business & Property

Jonathan Gale appears successfully in a trial in the High Court

Moviebox Megastores (International) Limited, Oriental Start Agencies Limited, Moviebox (Birmingham) Limited v Mohammad Akram Rahi, Shazia Manzoor, Azeem Ud Din Qureshi [2023] EWHC 501 (Ch)

Kiran Pourawal

New tenant for our Criminal Group

We are delighted to advise that Kiran Pourawal has accepted tenancy within our Criminal Group. A Grade 3 panel advocate, Kiran prosecutes and defends in serious criminal offences including murder, grievous bodily harm with intent, firearms,...

Stephen Thomas
General News

His Honour Judge Stephen Thomas

St Philips Chambers was saddened to learn of the death over the weekend of its former member His Honour Judge Stephen Thomas. He was a popular member of Chambers and a respected Judge. Our thoughts are with his family. 

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...