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Regulatory List Appointments

The St Philips Regulatory Group are delighted to announce that several of their members have been appointed to the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates and are now eligible to prosecute on behalf of a number of regulatory bodies including the Health & Safety Executive and the Environment Agency. Lee Marklew, Jim Dunstan, Charles Blatchford, Jenny Josephs, Ben Williams, Jonathan Barker, Ben...

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St Philips welcome Karl Rowley QC

Karl Rowley QC

St Philips Family Barristers are delighted to welcome Karl Rowley QC as a Door Tenant at St Philips Chambers. Karl was called to the Bar in 1994 and took Silk in 2013 and is also a Recorder with Family, Criminal and Civil tickets. He practices principally from St John’s Buildings in Manchester. Karl represents Local Authorities, Children, parents and extended...

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St Philips Chambers Pupils commence practice on Monday 1st April

Pupils

Left to right: Sandamini, Natalie, Matthew, Anna and Olivia. We are pleased to inform you that our pupils will commence practicing from Monday 1st April. All five of our pupils have undergone extensive training in their chosen disciplines since October of 2018 and are raring “to get on their feet”! Anna Peaston – Anna commenced a specialist family pupillage under the...

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Double win for St Philips at BLS Legal Awards 2019

BLS Winners

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hodgetts for winning ‘Barrister of the Year’ and Sophie Garner for winning the Pro Bono Award at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2019. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their ongoing support. We would also like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees on...

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HHJ Walker sworn in by The President of The Family Division

On Wednesday 13th March Liz Walker was officially sworn in as Her Honour Judge Walker at a ceremony at The Royal Courts of Justice before The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane. Liz was attended upon by her immediate family as well as Senior Clerk, Mark Mansell and Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson.

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Tom Rochford appointed as a Circuit Judge

Tom Rochford

We are proud to announce that The Queen has appointed Thomas Rochford to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Tom to the South Eastern Circuit, based...

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Charles Blatchford at the Deepcut Inquest

Private Geoff Gray was found dead with two gunshot wounds at Deepcut Barracks in 2001. He was the third of four young soldiers to die at the barracks with such wounds between 1995 and 2002. In 2018 the original inquest was quashed and a fresh inquest ordered. His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC has been appointed to hear the inquest...

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Two members of St Philips Family Team appointed to part-time roles in the First-Tier Tribunal

St Philips are delighted to announce that Heledd Williams and Lucie French have both been appointed to the First-Tier Tribunal where they will sit as part-time fee-paid judges once they have completed their initial training which commences next month. Heledd has been appointed as a First-Tier Tribunal Judge in the Immigration and Asylum Chamber while Lucie has been assigned to...

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Breaking a deadlock: Invalid appointment of director and administrators – Iqbal Mohammed

Iqbal Mohammed

Re Sprout Land Holdings Limited: Tighe v Fraser-Peters Iqbal Mohammed acted for one of two directors of a deadlocked company, where one director resolved to appoint administrators through the appointment of a third director by a members’ written resolution. The Judge held that the director was invalidly appointed, rendering the directors’ meeting inquorate; subsequently invalidating the resolution to appoint administrators....

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