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Peter Haynes QC speaks at the UN/Human Rights Council in Geneva

Peter Haynes

President of the International Criminal Bar Association, Peter Haynes QC will be speaking at The United Nations/Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday 19th September 2019. Peter will be one of 7 speakers from around the world who will discussing how survivor-centred justice can be secured for gendered crimes in the context of Myanmar. Further details regarding this event can...

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Rob Mundy successful in challenge to £21m proof of debt

Robert Mundy

His Honour Judge Worster recently handed down judgment in the insolvency case Poole v Hinton [2019] EWHC 2331 (Ch). Colin Poole, the former chief executive of Claims Direct plc, was successful in his chal-lenge to his trustee in bankruptcy’s acceptance of a proof of debt. The claimant had obtained default judgment for £21m in a claim based on an asserted...

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Karl Rowley QC shortlisted for ‘Family Law QC of the Year’

Family Legal Awards 2019

St Philips are proud to announce that Karl Rowley QC, door tenant of the Family Group, has been shortlisted for ‘Family Law QC of the Year’ at the 2019 Family Law Awards. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony at The Ballroom South Bank, London on Wednesday 27th November.

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Barry Harwood-Ferreira gains two new appointments

Barry Harwood-Ferreira

Chambers congratulates Door Tenant, Barry Harwood-Ferreira on his two recent appointments, firstly as a national committee member to the Bar Council of England & Wales. The Bar Council represents the Bar community and promotes its role at the heart of the justice system in England and Wales. It offers a range of services, member benefits, online advice and practical guidance...

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Jonathan Meichen appointed as an Employment Judge

Jonathan Meichen

We are proud to announce that The Queen has appointed Jonathan Meichen to be a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) on the advice of the The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable David Gauke MP. Jonathan Meichen will be assigned to the Midlands West Region in the principal hearing centre Birmingham with effect from 16th September 2019. St...

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Court of Appeal upholds £50,000 fine in relabelled poultry case – James Bruce

James Bruce

The Court of Appeal underline the importance of risks to the public for sentencing in food safety cases. The Appellant Company was a Food Business Operator (FBO) who had bought out-of-date frozen chicken that was only suitable for use in pet food. They then relabelled the poultry to make it appear 18 months younger than it was… and promptly sold...

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New Presiding Judge Appointed for Midland Circuit

Ed Pepperall QC

It has today been announced that former member of St Philips, The Hon Mr Justice Pepperall, has been appointed as the next Presiding Judge for the Midland Circuit.   The appointment is made from 1 January 2020, when the current Presiding Judge Mrs Justice Carr steps down, and will run to 31 December 2023.  Having only been appointed to the High...

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St Philips shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at Yorkshire Lawyer Awards

Yorkshire Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that St Philips Chambers has been shortlisted for ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2019. We would like to thank all of our referees for providing feedback during the initial nominations. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at New Dock Hall, Leeds on Thursday 10th October 2019.

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Sharon Hughes joins St Philips Personal Injury Team

Sharon Hughes

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Sharon Hughes has joined their Personal Injury Team. Sharon advises and represents both Claimants and Defendants. She is regularly instructed in small claims, interim hearings and fast track trials arising from road traffic accidents and has a particular interest in credit hire disputes. Sharon completed her pupillage at the Bar of Ireland and...

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