Successful Case Stated application. Philip acted on behalf of the successful Applicant in the High Court and previous defence counsel defending a speed in excess of 100 mph on the basis of the defence of necessity. This is now the leading authority in relation to such driving matters and duress of circumstances. Instructed by Tim Gir of Sanderswitherspoon LLP.
Successful Appeal in the Court of Appeal of a Planning Inspectors decision on the lack of reasons, and where the only expert evidence favoured the Appellant
This case was a successful resistance in the Court of Appeal to a challenge by way of Judicial Review of the Local Authorities Policies relating to Disabled Taxi access.
Judicial Review on the amount solicitors and counsel should be paid for privately paying successful criminal defences. This case arose from a successful privately paying accountant who had been accused of assault by a sister of a Senior Crown Prosecutor. Abuse of process proceedings were started, a District Judge recused himself (accordingly), and the Defence was successful (led by Yvonne Coen QC). It was the costs of the same that were at issue. Instructed by Tim Gir of Sanders Witherspoon LLP
Successful defence on behalf of the Prosecuting Licensing Authority on the correct fares to be charged when a Taxi is also a Hackney Carriage. The matter was about whether a criminal offence could arise based on a conflict in relation to the contractual price and the displayed meter.
This is a case that Philip ran from pupillage. It went from the Licensing Committee, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court onto the High Court in a rolled-up Case Stated and Judicial Review procedure. It involved a Taxi driver who lost his licence to drive in accordance with an argued unlawful and strictly applied policy relating to Stansted Airport. Instructed by Tim Gir of Sanders Witherspoon LLP
This was where Philip ran a successful defence of Civil Fraud on behalf of an Olympic gold medallist against an Italian horse Agent. This case was heard in Bristol High Court. Philip was sole counsel.