Palmer v Muir [2014] EWCA Civ 309

The case started before a District Judge before being granted permission to appeal. It was lost initially on appeal before a Circuit Judge in Teeside. There was then a rare but successful second appeal. The issue was whether the actual seller of a horse could revert to being an agent as a defence. The Court of Appeal agreed on the argument that had been run from the outset by Philip, in that the seller absolutely could not do so (with Mark Anderson QC). The case was instructed by Jacqui Fulton Equine Law.

Cronin v Greyhound Board of Great Britain [2013] EWCA Civ 668

Junior Counsel before the District Judge and the Recorder. The matter ended up in the Court of Appeal due to inter alia lack of reasons for coming to a decision, the jurisdiction to impose a fine and removal of a licence (with David Lock QC). Interestingly, the veterinary expert (who provided the predominant advice and evidence to the Board) was later found to have been grossly negligent in separate proceedings conflicting with the Court of Appeal. Instructed by Sanderswitherspoon LLP.

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.