We are delighted to announce that Gemma Bowes will be joining the Family Group here at St Philips. Gemma is a Children specialist with 9 years experience and practices exclusively within Public Law Care proceedings with experience of : Non-accidental injuries (bruising, fractures, head injury) Child death Sexual abuse Fabricated/induced illness Psychiatric illness Substance misuse Chronic neglect Parental alienation Threats...
Published on August 1, 2018 10:30 am
Published by LexisNexis, Atkins Court Forms provides commentary and precedents in respect of civil proceedings before the courts and judicial tribunals of England and Wales. Volumes 7(1) and 7(2) on bankruptcy and personal insolvency have recently been published in an updated form, stating the law as at 25 April 2018, having been updated to take into account recent developments and...
Published on July 31, 2018 10:18 am
St Philips, advocates of excellence in the heart of Birmingham As St Philips celebrates its 20th anniversary, the chambers has enjoyed an unprecedented number of judicial appointments. The six appointments, three Circuit Judges, two District Judges and a First-tier Tribunal Judge, reflect St Philips’ exceptional pedigree and the existence of a supportive environment that inspires sector-leading expertise and skills. The approach informs the selection, recruitment and training of the...
Published on July 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Human Rights Act Claims: Section 20 On 18thJuly 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the long-awaited ‘section 20’ case: Williams and another v London Borough of Hackney  UKSC 37. It concerns the limits of local authority’s powers and duties under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 to provide accommodation for children in need. Factual background One...
Published on July 23, 2018 9:57 pm
The essential background at time of order: Cohabitation 1986 Married 1987 H left the family home 2000 Divorced 2002 1 child of the family living with W Consent order providing Wife with vast majority of the liquid capital : £230k At the time of the order W put her housing needs at £350k and H put them at £230k. It...
Published on July 23, 2018 9:15 pm
John Randall QC and Marc Brown appeared in the Supreme Court over the last two days in the case of Regency Villas Title Ltd and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and others (Appellants/Cross-Respondents). The appeal was heard by The President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale and Supreme Court Justices Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath and Lord...
Published on July 5, 2018 2:49 pm
Iqbal Mohammed has succeeded in obtaining an order for specific performance and judgement for damages in the High Court against a tenant who refused to abide by an expert determination in a lease dispute with the Council. The High Court ordered the Defendant to enter into a Deed of Variation, increasing the annual rent for a commercial property from £225...
Published on July 4, 2018 2:11 pm
Simon Davis secures the first conviction of its kind under the Modern Slavery Act laws passed in 2015, allowing prosecutions of British citizens for overseas sexual trafficking. ‘Voodoo’ nurse Josephine Iyamu was found guilty of sex trafficking at Birmingham Crown Court after a trial lasting two months. More details can be found via BBC News.
Published on July 2, 2018 10:53 am
In a landmark case, Peter Haynes QC and Kate Gibson represented Mr Bemba in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Their efforts resulted in a decision to overturn his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity. More details regarding this case can be found on BBC News.
Published on June 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Kate Gibson, member of St Philips Chambers, appeared for Radovan Karadžic in his appeal before the United Nations Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (UN-MICT) this week, in The Hague. Dr. Karadžic, former President of the Republika Srpška, was convicted at first instance for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, for his role in crimes during the war in...
Published on May 1, 2018 8:58 am