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Crime
28/11/2023

Ben Close and Kiran Pourawal prosecute the first case concerning disguised political donations

Ben Close and Kiran Pourawal led by William Boyce KC, with Tom Phillips of QEB Hillis Whiteman as disclosure junior, prosecute the first case concerning disguised political donations, pursuant to the Political Parties, Election and Referendums Act...

Julie Duane
Employment
28/11/2023

Costs Consequences – Tribunal Orders a detailed costs assessment

In November 2023 Julie Duane represented the Respondent, a Local Authority, in its application for costs of almost £200,000 against a Claimant.  Following a separate complex and multi-faceted final hearing where all of C’s claims failed, the...

St Philips Chambers Atrium
General News
28/11/2023

Pupillage Information Evening, 11 Jan ’24

WHEN: 18:00-20:00, Thursday 11th January 2024WHERE: St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS We are delighted to confirm the return of the St Philips Pupillage Information Evening from 18:00-20:00 on Thursday, 11th January 2024 at...

Kiran Pourawal
Crime
17/11/2023

Kiran Pourawal secures not guilty verdict

Kiran Pourawal, instructed by Qasim Khan of Q&A Legal, represented a client (SI) charged with assisting an offender, who had been convicted of murder. The Crown alleged assistance was provided by arranging accommodation, providing food, clothing...

Julie Duane
Employment
17/11/2023

Claimant awarded damages in excess of £25k

In October 2023 Julie Duane represented the Claimant during a multi-day final hearing. On the first day of the hearing the Claimant’s application to strike out the response was successful due to the Respondent’s repeated non-compliance with...

Rebecca Wade KC & William Douglas-Jones
Crime
16/11/2023

Client acquitted of murder in re-trial

Rebecca Wade KC led William Douglas-Jones in a murder re-trial in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton concerning a drive-by shooting in Dudley. Their client was acquitted unanimously of murder and convicted of manslaughter in the alternative. Rebbeca...

John Randall KC & Robert Mundy
Business & Property
02/11/2023

John Randall KC & Rob Mundy Secure Court of Appeal Success in Dispute Over Company Shares

Judgment was today handed down in Gill v Thind [2023] EWCA Civ 1276, an appeal challenging a trial judge’s finding that the appellant held shares in a care-home company on oral trust for his grandchildren. Lord Justice Peter Jackson,  Lady Justice...

Andrew Charman
Business & Property
01/11/2023

Appointment of Andrew Charman as Circuit Judge

St Philips is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Charman as a Circuit Judge. This prestigious recognition reflects his exceptional legal acumen, dedication, and commitment to justice. Andrew has been an invaluable member of chambers,...