Pipe v DPP [2012] EWHC 1821 (Admin)

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.

Watson v National Taxation Team [2011] EWHC 3962 (QB)

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

Melton v Uttlesford (R on the Application of Melton) [2009] EWHC 2845

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