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St Philips Chambers awarded Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council for Wellbeing at the Bar

Wellbeing Certificate

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council for Wellbeing at the Bar. The Bar Council commented “St Philips has a well-considered approach to wellbeing, establishing a committee with senior level buy-in to drive forward initiatives and maintain focus.  We are particularly impressed with links made to a local charity...

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Jonathan Heard joins St Philips

Jonathan Heard

St Philips Employment Team is pleased to announce that Jonathan Heard, formally of Queen Square Chambers, Bristol  has joined us. Jonathan is an experienced employment law specialist who advises and represents claimants and respondents in all areas of employment law. His clients have included senior professionals and executives, public and private limited companies, SMEs, solicitor firms, charities, schools and town...

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The Forbidden Territories by Andrew Bainham

Andrew Bainham

Andrew Bainham’s article in the September issue of Family Law ([2018] Fam Law 1150) explores the tension between the powers of the court and the statutory duties of the local authority in public law children cases. Just as the court must not enter the forbidden territory of the local authority, so the local authority must not trespass on the forbidden territory of...

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Amit Gupta obtains permission for administrators to make a distribution before all creditor claims are resolved, together with pre-emptive relief pursuant to s.1157 CA 2006

Amit Gupta

Amit was recently instructed in an application where the administrators of a company sought permission to make a distribution to an unsecured creditor ahead of at least one other unsecured creditor. The administrators were at one of the “big 4” accountancy firms and were intending to make a slightly unusual exit out of the administration, coupled with prospective relief pursuant...

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St Philips Chambers Employment Team back Tommy Langford’s British title bid

St Philips Chambers Employment Team have backed Birmingham-based former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion, Tommy Langford, in his bid to regain the British title. Langford conceded his British middleweight championship to local rival Jason Welborn by a single point on May 4, in a fight that has now been nominated as ‘Contest of the Year’ in the British...

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Ed Pepperall QC elevated to the High Court Bench

Ed Pepperall QC

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Ed Pepperall QC has been appointed a High Court Judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. Ed will take the customary Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath at a swearing in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice and will start sitting as The Honourable Mr Justice Pepperall on Monday 1st October...

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Gemma Bowes joins St Philips Family Team

Gemma Bowes

We are delighted to announce that Gemma Bowes will be joining the Family Group here at St Philips. Gemma is a Children specialist with 9 years experience and practices exclusively within Public Law Care proceedings with experience of : Non-accidental injuries (bruising, fractures, head injury) Child death Sexual abuse Fabricated/induced illness Psychiatric illness Substance misuse Chronic neglect Parental alienation Threats...

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Marc Brown is major contributor to Atkins Court Forms on bankruptcy and personal insolvency

Marc Brown

Published by LexisNexis, Atkins Court Forms provides commentary and precedents in respect of civil proceedings before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales. Volumes 7(1) and 7(2) on bankruptcy and personal insolvency have recently been published in an updated form, stating the law as at 25 April 2018, having been updated to take into account recent developments and...

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St Philips feature in Birmingham Post ‘Midland Circuit – Leading Barrister Sets’

St Philips, advocates of excellence in the heart of Birmingham As St Philips celebrates its 20th anniversary, the chambers has enjoyed an unprecedented number of judicial appointments. The six appointments, three Circuit Judges, two District Judges and a First-tier Tribunal Judge, reflect St Philips’ exceptional pedigree and the existence of a supportive environment that inspires sector-leading expertise and skills. The approach informs the selection, recruitment and training of the...

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