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St Philips Stone 2nd Annual Insolvency & Restructuring Conference

On the 13th February 2018, St Philips Stone held its 2nd Annual Insolvency & Restructuring Conference at the Institution of Engineering & Technology in Birmingham. The conference was fully booked in advance, with over 90 delegates from across the country in attendance on the day to hear talks by members of our team, along with our guest speakers. Carrying The...

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St Philips Employment Group shortlisted for Business of the Year at Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2018

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that the St Philips Employment Group has been shortlisted at the 2018 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards for Business Team of the Year. In addition, we are further delighted to announce that Gary Carney our Senior Clerk for the Employment, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Teams has also been shortlisted for the 2018 Birmingham...

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Sean O’Brien appointed as a Tribunal Judge

Sean O'Brien

St Philips is proud announce than Sean O’Brien has been appointed as a Tribunal Judge. He will be sitting in the First-tier Immigration and Asylum Chamber – as well as sitting for part of the year in the Employment Tribunal – based in London. Sean was called in 2001 and began his practice in general commercial and property matters before...

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Tom Whitehead

The members and staff of St Philips Chambers have recently lost a great friend and colleague, Tom Whitehead. To those who had the honour and privilege of knowing Tom well, the tragic and heavy news of his untimely passing will hit hard. Tom was an exceptional gentleman of extraordinary talent. From his early days at the Bar, it was obvious...

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Peter Haynes QC appears before the International Criminal Court Appeals Chamber

Peter Haynes QC and Kate Gibson are currently presenting oral arguments before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”)  in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba. The case is only the second case to reach the ICC appeals chamber post conviction, and involves consideration of the definition of Crimes Against Humanity before the court, as well as, amongst other...

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Richard Atkins QC appointed Vice Chair of the Bar Council for 2018

Richard Atkins QC

St Philips is extremely proud to announce that Richard Atkins QC has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Bar Council for 2018. Richard was called to the Bar in 1989 and took silk in 2011. He practises predominantly in crime and regulatory law (Health and Safety and Trading Standards). He has been a Recorder since 2005, a Mental Health...

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Ros Carter appointed as a Circuit Judge

Ros Carter

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Ros Carter has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. The Lord Chief Justice, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon, has deployed her to the Midland Circuit based at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre where she will take up her post on Monday 29th January 2018 and will be known as Her...

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Heidi Kubik appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel

St Philips is delighted to announce Heidi Kubik’s appointment to the rank of Queen’s Counsel in the 2017 list published today. Crime specialist Heidi was called in 1993 and has been described as “extremely able and can be trusted with anything, particularly cross-examinations of vulnerable witnesses in a sensitive manner” as well as being “adroit at handling clients”. She has...

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John Edwards appointed as a Circuit Judge

John Edwards

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that John Edwards has been appointed as a Circuit Judge and will formally be known as His Honour Judge John Edwards. John’s appointment comes on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Lidington MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of...

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