ProfileJeremy Phillips QC: Practice Profile
As a QC and former solicitor/partner in two international law firms, Jeremy has very unusually operated at the highest levels in both sides of the legal profession. He now represents companies, as well as government departments, councils, police forces and residents’ groups across a unique range of associated legal disciplines.
Jeremy's strategic and organisational skills in planning / highways, regulation, licensing and mediation derive from working for many years at a senior level:
• Licensing applications - from local authority to Court of Appeal, advising upon and determining novel issues arising in alcohol, entertainment and gambling legislation. Numerous high profile licensing applications and objections. Editor in Chief of Paterson’s Licensing Acts and now General Editor of Smith & Monkcom – The Law of Gambling.
• Regulatory & Environmental - for the Environment Agency, Marine Management Organisation and local authorities concerning a range of waste, food and breach of licensing offences, as well as representing individual companies in relation to due diligence and criminal confiscation issues. Statutory nuisance appeals and prosecutions.
• Advisory and judicial review - contributions to the work of the Law Commission, Department of Culture Media and Sport, Cabinet Office and former Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, as well as the Bar Council (elected member) and the Licensed Trade Charity (trustee). Numerous legal challenges by way of judicial review and case stated in respect of a range of local authority decisions, including Standards of Conduct and registration of ACVs etc.
• Public inquiries - supporting the Weymouth Relief Road and South Devon Link Road, objection to the £4.1bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project, promoting rail crossing extinguishment orders (Network Rail), representation of the Ramblers’ Association in relation to the Bristol Bus Rapid Transit Scheme and footpath and Rights of Way inquiries..
• Complex mediations - including the multi-party multi-issue mediation arising from the Business & Enterprise Select Committee (BESC): Relationship Between Pub Companies And Lessees - Seventh Report of Session 2008-09. Resolution (as mediator) of major environmental litigation, as well as smaller property disputes. Mediation advocate.
"His intimate knowledge of the minutiae of licensing law is remarkable." "His courteous but knowledgeable manner instils confidence in clients, and he exudes gravitas before tribunals." "He's a great man to have on your side when the questions are awkward."
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Career: Solicitor (1980). Founder Holt Phillips (1984); equity partner Eversheds (1994), Osborne Clarke (2001). Leader of National teams both firms. Called to the Bar (2004). Accredited CEDR Mediator (2007). Elected member Bar Council (2014). Bar Council Ethics Committee (2015). Trustee: Licensed Trade Charity (2015). Appointed Queen's Counsel (2018).
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