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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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Elizabeth Hodgetts successfully represents TV’s “Big Brother” professor

Elizabeth Hodgetts

Elizabeth recently successfully represented Professor Geoff Beattie, the resident psychologist on ten series of “Big Brother”, in his claims for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal against his former employer the University of Manchester. The Judgment included both a finding that the inadvertent breaches of policy found to have occurred did not justify dismissal, given the University’s concession that there was...

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Blondel Thompson Appointed as Specialist Member of National Anti Doping Panel

Blondel Thompson

Blondel Thompson has been appointed by Sports Resolution(UK) to act as a specialist member of the National Anti-Doping Panel.  From the 1st of September Blondel will be called upon to act as part of a prestigious panel determining instances of drug use in  a number of sporting arena. This important appointment recognises the former British & Commonwealth 100m hurdles record...

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Welcome to the new St Philips Chambers website

After nearly 6 months of research, refinement and development, we are delighted to announce the launch of the new St Philips Chambers website. Our new website has been designed from the ground up to give you access to our services in the most convenient and user-friendly fashion. Whether you are looking to instruct a barrister or simply book onto our...

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St Philips Chambers launches in Leeds

Leeds Launch

Head of Chambers Avtar Khangure QC with The Hon. Mr Justice Norris. On Thursday 17th July St Philips Chambers Leeds office was officially opened by The Hon. Mr Justice Norris, Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine. Over 100 guests joined us at our prestigious new premises at 41 Park Square, which provides 7,500 sq ft of the finest barrister accommodation; furnished with state...

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St Philips has been shortlisted for ‘Family Law Chambers of the Year Award’

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We are delighted to announce that the Family Team at St Philips Chambers has been shortlisted for the Family Law Chambers of the Year Award at this Year’s Family Law Awards. The judging panel was made up of the heads of the three family law practitioners’ associations, the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children,...

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