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...
Published on July 8, 2019 12:17 pm
Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman  UKSC 32 Unreasonable restrictive covenants are void at common law. But what if only part of a covenant is unreasonable? Can the bad be severed and the good enforced? In Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman, the Supreme Court settled the uncertainty about the rules which govern this question. After a thorough review of the development...
Published on July 8, 2019 9:24 am
1. Disputes often arise between neighbours over shared driveways. Different principles will apply to determining a boundary line, acquiring easements of parking or vehicular access by prescription, or claiming title to a portion of disputed land. 2. Where one of the parties is advancing an adverse possession claim to a portion of disputed land, a key question is: what acts...
Published on July 3, 2019 2:20 pm
St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Ben Clayton has joined their Personal Injury Team for a third six. Since being called to the bar in 2009, Benjamin has gained a wealth of experience representing clients across the country. He has attended over 5000 hearings, giving him a solid grounding in civil litigation. He can be instructed in respect of...
Published on July 1, 2019 10:14 am
Emile Schoemaker was found Not Guilty on 26 June 2019 by a jury at Bristol Crown Court following a retrial on a charge of ‘Being Knowingly Concerned in Carrying Class A Drugs on a Ship’. His co-defendant, Maarten Pieterse, had pleaded Guilty at an earlier hearing and will be sentenced in August. The defendants were aboard a sailing yacht, Marcia,...
Published on June 28, 2019 10:16 am
Blondel Thompson has been featured in the June edition of the Sports Resolutions newsletter. The article provides an insight into Blondel’s experience of life at the Bar, her expertise in Sports Law and her tips on what to keep an eye on over the coming year. The full article – ‘Getting To Know Our Panel’ – can be found here.
Published on June 24, 2019 4:59 pm
St Philips is extremely proud to announce that Peter Haynes QC has been appointed as President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) for 2019. Chambers Director, Joe Wilson said: “I am delighted for Peter, who for the last 14 years has been involved in the most significant cases brought before the various tribunals in the Hague and beyond....
Published on June 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Andrew Bainham’s published work on legal parentage has been significantly cited by the Law Commission in its recent consultation paper on reforming the law governing surrogacy arrangements. See ‘Building families through surrogacy: A new law’ Law Commission Consultation paper 244 and Scottish Law Commission Discussion Paper 167 (June 6th, 2019). The consultation period closes on 27th September 2019.
Published on June 15, 2019 7:59 pm
On Monday 10th June, Stephen Thomas was officially sworn in as His Honour Judge Thomas at a ceremony at The Royal Courts of Justice before The Lord Chief Justice, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Stephen was joined by members of his family and Senior Criminal Clerk, Phil Jones.
Published on June 13, 2019 6:11 pm
St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Juliet Allen has joined their Family Team. Juliet practices exclusively in the area of Financial Remedies and has a particular interest in cases which involve family trusts. Her practice includes matters involving complex business arrangements, unusual trust structures, analysis of business accounts, farming cases and proceedings where there are issues of non-disclosure...
Published on May 21, 2019 11:26 am