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Alexander Rozycki Joins St Philips Chambers

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St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Alexander Rozycki, who joins us from 4-5 Grays Inn Square Chambers. Alexander specialises in general civil, professional negligence, EU, employment and intellectual property law and appears regularly in the County Courts and High Court in matters involving interlocutory relief, property, contracts, housing, as well as in company law matters. Alexander will...

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John Randall QC – Land and Property Barrister of the Year

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Property specialist John Randall QC has been named as The Lawyer Monthly’s UK Land and Property Barrister of the Year for 2015. The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognise the achievements of law firms and individuals who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months. The awards are divided into individual and firm categories and have been...

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Umrah & Hajj Operators Beware

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Innocent members of the public who have been let down by Umrah / Hajj travel operators at the last minute in the UK or whilst in Saudi Arabia can take some comfort from a Brentford County Court judgement – given on 12/8/2015 after a trial conducted by Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers – in which Mr Changez Khan...

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St Philips Shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” at Yorkshire Lawyer Awards

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St Philips Chambers are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” at this year’s Yorkshire Lawyer Awards. This accolade comes after just a year of opening in Leeds following its two year strategic alliance and subsequent merger with local chancery and commercial specialists, Chancery House Chambers. Head of St Philips, Avtar Khangure QC, said...

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Andrew Bainham Shortlisted for “Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year”

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Chambers is pleased to announce that Andrew Bainham has been shortlisted for the award of “Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year” in the 2015 Family Law Awards to be held in October. This follows on from Andrew’s appearance in the Supreme Court in January. Andrew was also shortlisted for the Family Law Commentator of the Year award in the...

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Ben Williams represents United Utilities Water in Successful Prosecution of Omega Proteins Limited

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At Bradford Crown Court on 24 July 2015, HHJ Thomas QC, the Recorder of Bradford, imposed a total fine of £100,000 on the Defendant company, which processes animal byproducts, for breaches of its trade effluent consent, granted by United Utilities as the statutory sewerage undertaker for the North West region. Omega’s plant at Penrith, Cumbria, had discharged effluent which breached...

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Patrick Keith Joins St Philips

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St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Patrick Keith who joins us from Cornwall Street Chambers. Patrick brings a thriving practice in Employment and Personal Injury litigation and will be based in our Birmingham office. Head of St Philips Employment Ed Beever said “Patrick’s arrival is evidence of our commitment to attracting the best talent in to chambers...

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Flexible Working: The Poor Relation Of The Discrimination Family?

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The current flexible working provisions are often seen as not worth raising as a stand-alone claim. Although they are sometimes tagged on to a discrimination claim, is that all they are good for? Previously just for parents and carers, the right to request flexible working has since 30 June 2014 been extended to all employees[1] with over 26 weeks service. ...

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Neil Fawcett Joins St Philips

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St Philips is delighted to announce the arrival of Neil Fawcett who joins us from St Ives Chambers. A talented junior barrister, Neil brings a thriving practice in commercial, banking & property litigation. He will be a member of our Commercial & Property Teams, based in our Birmingham office. Head of St Philips Commercial Ed Pepperall QC said “Neil’s arrival...

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Successful Appeal by a Foster Carer

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Poonam Bhari recently acted on behalf of the mother of two young children in a case where the children’s foster carer sought permission to appeal the decision to remove the children from her care and place them with a relative. The Court of Appeal granted permission and allowed an appeal by a foster carer, Y, against the decision that two...

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