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John Randall QC and Marc Brown appear in The Supreme Court

John Randall QC and Marc Brown appeared in the Supreme Court over the last two days in the case of Regency Villas Title Ltd and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and others (Appellants/Cross-Respondents).  The appeal was heard by The President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale and Supreme Court Justices Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath and Lord...

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Iqbal Mohammed successful in claim worth £1.1m brought by Coventry City Council

Iqbal Mohammed

Iqbal Mohammed has succeeded in obtaining an order for specific performance and judgement for damages in the High Court against a tenant who refused to abide by an expert determination in a lease dispute with the Council. The High Court ordered the Defendant to enter into a Deed of Variation, increasing the annual rent for a commercial property from £225...

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Simon Davis secures conviction of ‘voodoo’ nurse under Modern Slavery Act

Simon Davis

Simon Davis secures the first conviction of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act laws passed in 2015, allowing prosecutions of British citizens for overseas sexual trafficking. ‘Voodoo’ nurse Josephine Iyamu was found guilty of sex trafficking at Birmingham Crown Court after a trial lasting two months. More details can be found via BBC News.

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Kate Gibson acts for Radovan Karadžic before the United Nations Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals

Kate Gibson

Kate Gibson, member of St Philips Chambers, appeared for Radovan Karadžic in his appeal before the United Nations Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (UN-MICT) this week, in The Hague. Dr. Karadžic, former President of the Republika Srpška, was convicted at first instance for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, for his role in crimes during the war in...

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Blondel Thompson reappointed to Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

Blondel Thompson

St Philips Chambers is pleased to announce that Blondel Thompson has been reappointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. In addition, she has also been reappointed to the NationalAnti-Doping Panel. Blondel’s appointment(s) is a fantastic achievement and a resounding acknowledgment of the high level of expertise that St Philips Chambers offers.

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Rosa Dickinson appointed as a District Judge

Rosa Dickinson

St Philips are pleased to announce that Rosa Dickinson has been appointed as a District Judge, sitting in Birmingham Civil Justice Centre. Rosa was called to the Bar in 2006 and until her appointment she was a member of the Personal Injury and Employment Teams at St Philips Chambers, Rosa was secretary of the St Philips Employment Law Practice Group...

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St Philips Chambers has 3 Recorders appointed

St Philips Chambers are extremely proud to announce that Marc Brown, Mark Jones and Chris Watson have all been appointed to sit as Recorders across the country. Marc Brown will be assigned to the Midland Circuit (Crime). Mark Jones will be assigned to the Northern Circuit (Crime). Chris Watson will be assigned to the Northern Circuit (Family). These appointments are a fantastic...

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Damning Family Court Judgement and review of the use of Section 20 accommodation – William Baker

William Baker

In this reported case Mr Justice Keehan gave a damning Judgement in respect of Herefordshire County Council’s use of Section 20 accommodation in two separate cases involving 2 children, one who had been accommodated for 9 years and another for 8 years. The case reviews the use of the Local Authority’s section 20 powers of accommodation which are intended to...

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Louise McCabe appointed as a District Judge

Louise McCabe

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Louise McCabe has been appointed to sit as a District Judge. The Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon have confirmed that Louise will be deployed to the...

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