Latest News

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...

Continue Reading

Published on



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...

Continue Reading

Published on



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

STP FLCOY

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,...

Continue Reading

Published on



Blondel Thompson appointed as an Arbitrator Judge to cover the Commonwealth Games 2014

Blondel Thompson

Blondel Thompson has been appointed to sit in the Court Of Arbitration for Sport Judges covering the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. This important appointment recognises the former British & Commonwealth 100m hurdles record holder not only for her unrivaled experience in the world of athletics but also compliments her practice as a barrister specialising in Sports and Criminal...

Continue Reading

Published on



Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards Institute’s College of Fellows

Richard Atkins QC

Richard Atkins QC receives a prestigious award from the Trading Standards Institute’s College of Fellows. Following on from his successful prosecution of Tesco PLC for their misleading pricing of strawberries pursuant to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, he was asked to write an article for the Institute’s “Trading Standards Today” magazine. His article entitled “When strawberries leave a...

Continue Reading

Published on



Ben Williams secures £55,000 fine against company for Severn Trent Water

Ben Williams

On Tuesday 8th July 2014, at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court, Global Metal Finishers Limited were fined £55,000 plus nearly £9,000 costs for 11 offences of breaching discharge consent limits under s121 of the Water Industry Act 1991… Ben Williams was instructed by Eversheds solicitors to appear for Severn Trent Water in the private prosecution. For further information click on this link...

Continue Reading

Published on



St Philips Chambers to open in Leeds

For more information please contact Chief Clerk, Joe Wilson, via his PA, Juliette Print: jprint@st-philips.com – 0121 246 2138

Published on



Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter Succeed in Resisting Appeal

Alistair MacDonald QC and Rosalyn Carter have successfully resisted an appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning the removal of a child from the care of her mother using an interim care order in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989. The appellant Mother appealed the decision of the circuit judge to grant an interim care order and remove...

Continue Reading

Published on



Jennifer Josephs Successfully Prosecutes Attempted Murder Trial in Birmingham Crown Court

Jenny Josephs

Jennifer Josephs successfully prosecutes attempt murder trial in Birmingham Crown Court. The Defendant had armed himself with a knife and after a dispute, stabbed the complainant seven times.  Following a trial he was convicted and sentenced to 23 years imprisonment. Please click here for the BBC article on the case.

Published on



Cameras Broadcast Live From Courtrooms

Jim Puzey, specialist Regulatory practitioner at St Philips Chambers, was recently hosted by Sky News Sunrise to discuss the televising of courts. He was interviewed at the Sky studio in West London by Eamon Holmes, the same day that broadcasting from the Court of Appeal began. “I was asked about whether there was likely to be much interest in it from the...

Continue Reading

Published on