ProfileJeremy Phillips - as a leading barrister and former solicitor/partner in two international law firms, Jeremy represents companies, as well as government departments, councils, police forces and residents’ groups across a unique range of associated legal disciplines.
His strategic and organisational skills in planning / highways, regulation, licensing and mediation derive from working for many years at the highest levels in both professions.
Mediation Experience / Qualifications
• Organised and then co-mediated with Michel Kallipetis QC in unprecedented national mediation concerning contractual, commercial and property issues affecting the licensed trade (see Seventh Report (2009) Business & Enterprise Select Committee)
• Successful mediation of long standing major environmental (involving national regulator).
• Resolving as mediator long-standing local land ownership and boundary disputes
• Resolving long-standing environmental dispute (principally odour) between US fragrances & flavourings business and city council
• Assisting parties in civil Rylands v Fletcher action to identify and agree principal issues
• Resolution of licensing and environmental disputes concerning a major national sporting event by informal mediation (advocate)
• "Finding Common Ground" ('Planning' magazine March 2008 - with John Parmiter)
• CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) - Accredited Mediator (October 2007)
• SCMA (Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates) - Member
• 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) and representation of the Ramblers’ Association in relation to the Bristol Bus Rapid Transit Scheme.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 JR.
"An extremely experienced counsel who brings a very commercial perspective and is very approachable. .. He's thorough, has excellent attention to detail and is very persuasive."
Chambers and Partners 
The Legal 500 
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). Trustee: LTC. (2015).
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