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St Philips to host Midlands Asian Lawyers Association (MALA) event

St Philips Chambers is proud to host the Midlands Asian Lawyers Association (MALA) and its first event in Birmingham this year. A member of JAC and a recently appointed member of the judiciary will share their insight and answer questions on the new competition for Deputy District Judges and Fee-paid First Tier Tribunal Judges launched this month (with a deadline...

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Double win for St Philips at BLS Legal Awards 2019

BLS Winners

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hodgetts for winning ‘Barrister of the Year’ and Sophie Garner for winning the Pro Bono Award at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their ongoing support. We would also like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees on...

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HHJ Walker sworn in by The President of The Family Division

On Wednesday 13th March Liz Walker was officially sworn in as Her Honour Judge Walker at a ceremony at The Royal Courts of Justice before The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane. Liz was attended upon by her immediate family as well as Senior Clerk, Mark Mansell and Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson.

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Tom Rochford appointed as a Circuit Judge

Tom Rochford

We are proud to announce that The Queen has appointed Thomas Rochford to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Tom to the South Eastern Circuit, based...

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Charles Blatchford at the Deepcut Inquest

Private Geoff Gray was found dead with two gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks in 2001. He was the third of four young soldiers to die at the barracks with such wounds between 1995 and 2002. In 2018 the original inquest was quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC has been appointed to hear the inquest...

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Two members of St Philips Family Team appointed to part-time roles in the First-Tier Tribunal

St Philips are delighted to announce that Heledd Williams and Lucie French have both been appointed to the First-Tier Tribunal where they will sit as part-time fee-paid judges once they have completed their initial training which commences next month. Heledd has been appointed as a First-Tier Tribunal Judge in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber while Lucie has been assigned to...

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Breaking a deadlock: Invalid appointment of director and administrators – Iqbal Mohammed

Iqbal Mohammed

Re Sprout Land Holdings Limited: Tighe v Fraser-Peters Iqbal Mohammed acted for one of two directors of a deadlocked company, where one director resolved to appoint administrators through the appointment of a third director by a members’ written resolution. The Judge held that the director was invalidly appointed, rendering the directors’ meeting inquorate; subsequently invalidating the resolution to appoint administrators....

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St Philips Personal Injury Group are delighted to announce the arrival of Sofia Ashraf

Sofia Ashraf

Sofia spent the first five years of her practice employed by two separate top tier law firms. Initially, Sofia spent over three years as an advocate at a national Legal 500 firm practising in Public and Regulatory law, Coronial law, Costs, Insurance, Fraud and Personal injury and Clinical Negligence. Sofia then joined an international Legal 100 firm where she spent...

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Amit Gupta instructed on administration of Oddbins

Amit Gupta

Amit was instructed by James Keates and Sarah Teal of Shoosmiths LLP on behalf of the directors of Oddbins, in four conjoined applications to obtain administration orders. The applications came during a difficult trading period following the Christmas spike in alcohol sales. With Duff and Phelps also providing the directors with business and strategy advice, the team presented a compelling...

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