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Kevin Hegarty QC Prosecutes to Conviction Former Teacher and Charity Worker Simon Harris

Kevin Hegarty

On the 16th Dec 2014 Kevin Hegarty QC prosecuted Simon Harris to conviction of child sex abuse in Devon and Kenya. After a trial lasting more than 2 months a jury convicted Simon Harris guilty of eight charges of indecent and sexual assault on boys in Gilgil, Kenya and four of possessing indecent images of children. Harris admitted six Devon offences...

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It’s No Holiday For Specialist Employment Barristers

  It’s not every day that the government responds to a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal with a taskforce, but then it’s not every day that the EAT makes a ruling with the potential to affect so many employers.   European and domestic decisions mean that some commission and overtime payments must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay....

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Peter Haynes QC Completes Closing Arguments in International Criminal Court

Peter Haynes QC

Peter Haynes QC has completed his closing arguments in the case of The Prosecutor -v- Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the third case ever to be closed at the International Criminal Court, which sits in The Hague in the Netherlands. Peter defends Mr. Bemba, who is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war crime, in his role...

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Andrew Bainham Joins St Philips Chambers

Andrew Bainham

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Andrew Bainham will be joining their Family Law Team as of Monday 17th November. Andrew specialises in children cases and has a particular interest and expertise in representing parents, children and others in public law proceedings. He is also experienced and accepts instructions in private law children cases. He has a wide...

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Andrew Lockhart QC & Kristina Montgomery QC appointed to the Circuit Bench

KM QC - AL QC

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Andrew Lockhart QC and Kristina Montgomery QC have both been appointed to the Circuit Bench. Andrew was called to the Bar in 1991, appointed a Recorder in 2005 and took Silk in 2010. During his time at the Bar Andrew built himself  a formidable practice , regularly  prosecuting and defending some of...

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St Philips Named ‘Regional Set of the Year’ at the 2014 Chambers Bar Awards

St Philips is delighted to announce that we have won the coveted title of ‘Regional Set of the Year’ at the 2014 Chambers Bar Awards. The award was collected by Head of Chambers, Avtar Khangure QC, in front of 600 distinguished guests at a ceremony in London on Thursday 2nd October 2014. Chief Clerk Joe Wilson said: “This award is...

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Richard Atkins QC elected as the leader of the Midland Circuit

Richard Atkins QC

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Atkins QC has been elected as the Leader of the Midland Circuit. His term of office runs from the 1st of October 2014 until the 30th of  September 2017. He continues to practise from Chambers dealing with serious criminal and regulatory cases. To view Richards full CV, please click here.

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“How to get to the Bar” with Aston University and the Bar Council

On Saturday 27th September 2014, St Philips Chambers, together with the Bar Council and Aston University, held their annual “How to get to the Bar” career event aimed at sixth form students who are considering a career in law. Over 70 people attended the event and enjoyed talks and group sessions with a Judge, Barristers, Queen’s Council, the Bar Council,...

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Legal 500 rankings and nominations

St Philips Chambers is pleased to announce that it has surpassed previous years rankings within the Legal 500, this year gaining a total of 51 rankings across 9 practice areas and over 2 circuits. This is an increase of 16 rankings compared to last year. Legal 500 states “The set ‘never fails to impress‘, and its ‘highly skilled, wholly reliable...

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Avtar Khangure QC is the new head of St Philips Chambers

Avtar Khangure QC

Avtar Khangure QC is the new head of St Philips Chambers. Avtar, a commercial and insolvency specialist, took over from Kevin Hegarty QC at the end of his tenure. Avtar said: “I am delighted to have been elected to the post of Head of Chambers and wish to publicly thank Kevin Hegarty QC for his hard work over the past 3...

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