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Substantial Disadvantage in an Ill Health Context

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Life has just got a lot easier for Claimants complaining of a failure to make reasonable adjustments in respect of ill health absences following the Court of Appeal’s decision in Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 1265 as to the appropriate comparator for the purposes of establishing substantial disadvantage. The Claimant had a number...

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St Philips Chambers has 4 Recorders Appointed

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St Philips Chambers are extremely proud to announce that Mark Calway, Louise McCabe, Heidi Kubik and Ben Mills have all been appointed to sit as Recorders across the country. Mark Calway will be assigned to the Western Circuit (Family). Louise McCabe will be assigned to the Northern Circuit (Family). Heidi Kubik will be assigned to the Midlands Circuit (Crime). Ben Mills will...

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Lisa Hancox Joins St Philips

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St Philips are delighted to announce that Lisa Hancox has joined their Criminal Team. Lisa moves to St Philips as an established and well respected criminal practitioner who both prosecutes and defends in the crown court. Lisa’s practice covers a spectrum of criminal offences but she has particular expertise in cases of sexual offences and serious violence. Lisa is personable,...

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Jim Tindal Appointed as Circuit Judge

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St Philips Chambers are honoured to announce that Jim Tindal has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. Jim will take the customary Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath at a swearing in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on Friday 15th January 2020 before being deployed to the Midland Circuit, based at Shrewsbury Crown Court. St Philips are extremely...

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Peter Haynes QC Nominated to the ‘Monitoring Accountability Panel’ in Sri Lanka

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We are delighted to announce that Peter Haynes QC has been nominated by the Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam (“TGTE”) to work along side 4 other legal experts on a panel that will be known as the “Monitoring Accountability Panel” (“MAP”). Peter has been selected for his legal expertise in international criminal law and human rights, national war crime courts,...

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Francesca Fothergill Joins St Philips Chambers

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St Philips Chambers are delighted to announce that Francesca Fothergill will be joining their Family Law Team from Monday 30th November 2015. Francesca moves to Birmingham as an established and well respected family practitioner, specialising in matrimonial finance work. She is used to representing high net worth clients and she is adept at dealing with forensic accountancy, tax, trusts and...

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Success for Dorian Day in the Court of Appeal

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Judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal in Re N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction) on 2nd November 2015. Dorian Day and Alistair MacDonald QC (as he then was) appeared on behalf of the father and resisted the appeals. The Court of Appeal (The President, Black LJ and Aikens LJ) considered an appeal by the local authority and the childrens’...

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St Philips Score a Hat-Trick of Nominations

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St Philips is proud to announce that it has now been shortlisted for 3 national awards; ‘Regional Chambers of the Year’ – Chambers Bar Awards ‘Chambers of the Year’ – Yorkshire Lawyer Awards ‘Chambers of the Year’ – Modern Law Awards Chief Clerk, Joe Wilson said: “We are very pleased to be shortlisted for these awards as it is great...

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Mark Spackman Joins St Philips Chambers

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St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Mark Spackman, who joins us from Iscoed Chambers in Swansea. Mark has built a successful commercial practice in South Wales and will now be working out of our London office. Mark enjoys a broad commercial and chancery practice with a particular specialisation in insolvency work, both personal and corporate.  Chief Clerk,...

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Legal 500 Rankings

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St Philips Chambers is pleased to announce that it has surpassed previous years rankings within the Legal 500, this year gaining a total of 59 rankings across 10 practice areas and over 3 circuits. This includes 13 new rankings and proves that we are constantly improving the service that we already pride ourselves upon. Legal 500 states that Chambers is...

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