Regulatory Articles

Catherine Ravenscroft accepts offer of tenancy

Cat Ravenscroft

St Philips are delighted to announce that Catharine Ravenscroft has accepted an offer of tenancy following the successful completion of a Criminal & Regulatory pupillage under the supervision of Jennifer Josephs. Senior Clerk, Phil Jones said, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Catherine as a tenant. She is a very welcome addition to the Criminal and Regulatory groups, bolstering our...

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Regulatory List Appointments

The St Philips Regulatory Group are delighted to announce that several of their members have been appointed to the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates and are now eligible to prosecute on behalf of a number of regulatory bodies including the Health & Safety Executive and the Environment Agency. Lee Marklew, Jim Dunstan, Charles Blatchford, Jenny Josephs, Ben Williams, Jonathan Barker, Ben...

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St Philips dealt a full house of “Band 1” listings in Chambers UK Bar 2019

Chambers UK 2019

Thank you to all of our clients for your support during the past year, with a particular thank you to those who participated in the feedback process and gave us such glowing reports. 14 Silk (QC) and 45 Junior rankings were achieved by our members, along with a full house of “Band 1” listings in our ranked disciplines. Chambers &...

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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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Ben Williams represents United Utilities Water in Successful Prosecution of Omega Proteins Limited

Ben Williams

At Bradford Crown Court on 24 July 2015, HHJ Thomas QC, the Recorder of Bradford, imposed a total fine of £100,000 on the Defendant company, which processes animal byproducts, for breaches of its trade effluent consent, granted by United Utilities as the statutory sewerage undertaker for the North West region. Omega’s plant at Penrith, Cumbria, had discharged effluent which breached...

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Simon Davis prosecutes Mushtaqs Ltd on behalf of Birmingham City Council

Simon Davis

After a two day trial before Birmingham Magistrates Court, Mushtaqs Ltd were convicted of seven charges encompassing 36 breaches of the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. The offences were committed in 2013. The District Judge described the premises on the Stratford Rd as being in a filthy condition. Environmental Health Officers had attended the premises on a number of occasions,...

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