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.’ “
Jeremy Phillips QC offers the highest levels of expertise and advocacy as a barrister following, uniquely an equally successful career as a solicitor both in his own practice and subsequently heading teams in leading international law firms.
Jeremy’s wide-ranging practice includes:
- Licensing – from local authority to Court of Appeal, advising upon and determining novel issues arising in numerous important licensing applications relating to taxi, gambling, alcohol and entertainment legislation in the UK & overseas. As Editor in Chief of Paterson’s Licensing Acts and a General Editor of Smith & Monkcom – The Law of Gambling he has been recognised for the past three decades as a leader in this field.
- Regulatory & Environmental – representing the Environment Agency, HSE, Marine Management Organisation and local authorities in inquests and prosecutions concerning a range of waste, food, health & safety and breach of licensing offences, as well as companies in relation to due diligence and criminal confiscation issues. Also statutory nuisance abatement appeals and prosecutions.
- Advisory and judicial review – numerous High Court challenges on a wide range of public law issues ranging from: Standards of Conduct to Assets of Community Value; from the repayment of s.106 monies, to the sufficiency of Reasons. Contributions also 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, its Ethics Committee and the Licensed Trade Charity (trustee).
- Planning & public inquiries – supporting the successful Weymouth Relief Road and South Devon Link Road, objection to the £4.1bn Thames Tideway Tunnel infrastructure project, promoting rail crossing extinguishment orders (Network Rail) and representation of the Ramblers’ Association in relation to the Bristol Bus Rapid Transit Scheme. Various footpath, TVG and planning Inquiries.
- Complex mediations – including the multi-party multi-issue mediation which he devised arising from the Business & Enterprise Select Committee (BESC): Relationship Between Pub Companies and Lessees – Seventh Report of Session 2008-09. Resolution (as mediator and mediation advocate) of major environmental litigation, as well as smaller property disputes.
- Editor in Chief of ‘Paterson’s Licensing Acts‘ (Gen Ed since 1997) and advisor to the Department of Culture Media and Sport in that capacity.
- General Editor of Smith & Monkcom -The Law of Gambling (4th Edition) – the leading specialist textbook on gambling law.
- The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions – A Practical Guide (Co-author) was published by the Oxford University Press in 2011.
- Halsbury’s Laws of England – the authoritative source on the laws of England and Wales (contributor to 4th and 5th Editions) – Volumes 13, 26, 67 & 68.
- Atkins Court Forms – UK@s only encyclopaedia of Civil Litigation Forms, Precedents of Pleadings and Procedure – Volume 27 (1).
- ‘Phillips’ Licensing Guide‘ (1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions),
- Other publications: ‘New Law Guide’, ‘The Lawyer’s Remembrancer’, ‘Gambling for Local Authorities’, Westlaw UK Insight & Consulting Editor to Licensing Review‘
- In addition, I wrote The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions – A Practical Guide, which examined the potential impact of the Regulatory Enforcement & Sanctions Act 2008. Also co-author of LexisPSL: Corporate Crime, Environmental Statutory Nuisance and Wildlife Crime (2017).
- Two Blue Doors, Waymark (PROW), Autumn 2017
- The Hand We’ve Been Dealt, Solicitors Journal, 5 September 2017
- Calling Time on the Licensing Act, Solicitors Journal, 25 April 2017
- Burden of Proof in Licensing Appeals, Solicitors Journal, 24 January 2017
- Public Safety Versus Public Health, Solicitors Journal, 19 January 2016
- Here’s to Her Majesty and Other Licensing Developments, 7 June 2016
- Drinking, Gambling and Mistakes and Notices, 11 October 2016
- Noise Nuisance in the Licensing Arena, 22 September 2015
- Licence to Thrill, solicitors Journal, 30 June 2015
- Hemming: outcome and implications, 10 February 2015
- Accredited mediator – CEDR (2008)
Qualifications & awards:
- Solicitor (1980)
- Partner, Cartwrights (1982)
- Co-founder, Holt Phillips (1984)
- Equity partner Eversheds (1994)
- Equity Partner Osborne Clarke (2001)
- Called to the Bar /Inner Temple (2004)
- Accredited mediator – CEDR (2008)
- Elected Bar Council (2015) and Ethics Committee (2016 to date)
- Appointed Queen’s Counsel (2018)
Qualified as solicitor in London in 1980. Partner Cartwrights (1982). Co-founder Holt Phillips(1984). Equity partner Eversheds (following merger with Holt Phillips) (1994). Partner Osborne Clarke (2001) upon consolidation of Eversheds’ South West practices in Cardiff. Leader of national teams in both firms. Called to the Bar in 2004. Member 2-3 Gray’s Inn Square (2004). Accredited mediator – CEDR (2008). Chambers of Andrew Tait QC, Francis Taylor Building (‘FTB’), Inner Temple (2006 – date).