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Elizabeth Walker appointed as a Circuit Judge

Elizabeth Walker

St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Liz Walker has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Liz to the Midland Circuit based at Wolverhampton Family Court where she will take up her post on 4th March 2019 and will be formally known as Her Honour Judge Walker. Liz was called to the Bar...

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Four nominations for St Philips at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2019

We are proud to announce that four of our members have been shortlisted for awards at the Birmingham Law Societys Legal Awards 2019. In the category of ‘Barrister of the Year’, Employment specialist, Elizabeth Hodgetts along with Business & Property Group members, Anthony Verduyn and Iqbal Mohammed, have all been named in the final five nominees for this prestigious award....

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Russell Bradley joins St Philips as a Door Tenant

The Employment Group is delighted to announce the arrival of Russell Bradley as a Door Tenant. Russell was admitted as an advocate on 1st June 2012. Prior to that, he was in private practice as a solicitor for over 20 years. In the latter 10 years, he worked exclusively in the employment field as partner and head of the Scottish employment...

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Peter Haynes QC acts for Greek Cypriots in claim against British Government

Peter Haynes

Renowned International lawyer, Peter Haynes QC successfully acted for a group of thirty-three Cypriots who claimed they were tortured by British forces during armed uprising in the late 1950’s. The group, who are now in the 80’s, were awarded £1m in compensation in an out-of-court settlement. For more on this, please see BBC News and The Guardian.

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James Morgan QC successful in Northampton Town FC ‘missing millions’ case

Head of St Philips Business & Property Group, James Morgan QC, who was instructed by Osborne Clarke LLP, successfully acts for Northampton Borough Council in obtaining a £2.3m judgment against Anthony and David Cardoza arising out of their conduct as directors of Northampton Town Football Club. Following a highly publicised 10-day trial in July 2018 in which the defendants denied...

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Iqbal Mohammed appointed as a governor of the Birmingham Metropolitan College

Iqbal Mohammed

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Iqbal Mohammed, a member of our Business & Property Group, has been appointed to serve a 3-year term as a governor of the Birmingham Metropolitan College corporation; Birmingham’s largest Further Education provider with 10 campuses across the city. Birmingham Metropolitan College includes the landmark Matthew Bolton College campus and Sutton Coldfield College....

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St Philips Christmas Opening Hours

St Philips Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, here are the office opening times over the festive period: Monday 24th December: Closed Tuesday 25th December: Closed Wednesday 26th December: Closed Thursday 27th December: 9:30am – 4:00pm Friday 28th December: 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday 31st December: Closed Tuesday 1st January: Closed Wednesday 2nd January: Open as usual From everybody here at St Philips, we wish...

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Kevin Hegarty QC and Jonathan Nosworthy nominated for Legal 500 Awards 2019

St Philips are proud to announce that Kevin Hegarty QC and Jonathan Nosworthy have both been shortlisted for awards at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Awards 2019. The Head of the St Philips Criminal Group, Kevin Hegarty QC has been nominated for Regional Silk of the Year. Senior Criminal Clerk, Phil Jones commented: “This nomination is thoroughly deserved and not...

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Beyond Together or Apart – Planning for, assessing and placing sibling groups – Debbie Collins

Debbie Collins

There is so much variety within the dynamics of the modern family that the issue of siblings, their placement and their contact with each other is a major consideration in care proceedings. The placement of sibling groups has long been a challenge for professionals, be they the court, Social Workers, foster carers, Children’s Guardians or lawyers; it is well recognised,...

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Marc Brown is guest speaker at Aston University Conference on 15 Years of the Enterprise Act 2002 Insolvency Reforms

Marc Brown

On Thursday 15th November, Marc Brown was invited to speak at a conference hosted by Aston University, to reflect on the impact of the Enterprise Act 2002 reforms on UK insolvency proceedings and also consider the potential for further reform. Marc presented a paper from a practitioners point of view entitled ‘An evolution of the Enterprise Act 2002?’ alongside other...

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