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Cricket Disciplinary Appeal by William Horwood

William Horwood was recently instructed to represent a cricket club in a disciplinary appeal. A points deduction had been imposed on the club for bringing the game into disrepute. William successfully argued that the points deduction imposed was excessive. The appeals panel set aside the points deduction originally imposed and substituted a lesser points deduction. The full Outcome of Appeal...

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Life and practice at the Birmingham Bar

Tariq Sadiq

The August edition of Counsel magazine features an interview with Tariq Sadiq who offers an insight into life and practice at the Birmingham Bar.  The article also discusses the local legal communities rich and diverse history along with its hopes and plans for the future.  To read the full article please click here or use the image below.

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Q & A: Today’s Supreme Court Decision on Tribunal Fees – Lorna Badham

R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent) [2017] EWCA Civ 935 What has been decided? The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013, the Statutory Instrument giving rise to the fees charged to bring and have employment cases heard, is unlawful. The Supreme Court found that the Order prevented access to justice and...

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Kevin Hegarty QC and Raj Punia Receive Award from National Crime Agency

St Philips are delighted to announce that Kevin Hegarty and Raj Punia have received Commendations from the National Crime Agency in recognition of their work in securing an ‘excellent prosecution result’ on Operation Smarten, a multi-handed case arising from an investigation into the laundering of the proceeds of organised crime via the transfer of more than £130 million through UK...

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Ben Mills appears for the HSE in the Court of Appeal case of R v Tata Steel UK Ltd

Ben Mills

Ben Mills prosecuted this case on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive. Fines of £1,315,000 and £185,000 were imposed following Tata Steel UK’s guilty pleas to two health and safety offences arising from separate incidents in which employees caught their hands in dangerous machinery. The judgment provides clear guidance on how the court can approach the sentencing of a...

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Kate Rogers and Joel Wallace Appointed to the Football Association’s Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel

St Philips is delighted to announce that the FA has appointed Kate Rogers and Joel Wallace to the National Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel. Kate and Joel will sit as part-time judges in football club, player, manager and participant misconduct cases which involve allegations of discrimination. Through this appointment, Kate and Joel join St Philips’ growing list of sports barristers. If you...

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Kevin Hegarty QC successfully prosecutes Sivan Amin

Kevin Hegarty

Kevin Hegarty QC was instructed to prosecute a 37 year old man charged with murdering his former housemate in Wolverhampton in a ‘savage’ knife attack motivated by ‘extreme jealousy’.   Amin was found guilty of murder after a 13 day trial and was sentenced to life imprisonment and told that he must serve at least 40 years.  Amin, who had a...

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St Philips welcome John Vater QC

St Philips Family Barristers are delighted to welcome John Vater QC as a Door Tenant at St Philips Chambers. John was called to the Bar in 1995 and took Silk in 2012 and has practised from Harcourt Chambers from pupillage. With a national reputation for his work in both Public and Private Law John is regarded as one of the leading family...

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Richard Atkins QC successfully prosecutes Lauren Jeska

Richard Atkins QC

Richard Atkins QC represented the prosecution in the recent case of Lauren Jeska, a trans-gender athlete, who was convicted of the attempted murder of an official of UK athletics. The attack took place at the Alexander Stadium in March 2016. In what was clearly a very sensitive case, Ms Jeska received an extended sentence of imprisonment of 18 years with...

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