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Jeremy Phillips QC

Jeremy Phillips QC

Year of call: 2004 (QC 2018)

Practice areas: Planning, Environment, Licensing, Major Infrastructure Projects, Local Government, Rating, Public Law, European Law

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Jeremy Phillips QC - Environment & Regulatory Crime

Jeremy Phillips' three decades' year experience in the regulatory field ranges from defending leading supermarket retailers in smaller scale prosecutions for breach of regulatory legislation, to involvement in major environmental and health and safety criminal cases, both as prosecution and defence counsel.

He is also co-author of the new leading work: 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).

Jeremy is ranked in tier 1 for environmental by the Legal 500 2021 guide. He is described as "Responsive, unflappable and thoroughly prepared, his experience and commerciality make him a real asset."

  • LB of Newham v Memon – defending 32 cases of food poisoning & alleged fatality at professionally catered event. Both defendants convicted following 20-day trial, but entirely cleared on core issue of responsibility for fatality that occurred.
  • MMO v Boyce -  successful prosecution on behalf of the licensing authority for first national breach of marine environment licensing requirement.
  • Slough BC v Sabar Bros – defending H&S prosecution for s.2 and s.3 HSWA offences and breach of LOLER requirements concerning safety of goods lifts, following serious accident.
  • Cheshire West & Chester Council v Ungerer Ltd - successfully representing local authority in 8-day Odour Abatement Notice appeal. Long-term historic town centre issue resolved.
  • Westminster City Council v Maiden London Ltd; Ealing BC v Nijjar Dairies Ltd - defending heavily contested prosecutions re Noise Abatement Notice. Both prosecutions withdrawn.
  • EA v Stroud - representing defendant in relation to confiscation proceedings (POCA) arising from a larger complex environmental prosecution.
  • R (on prosecution by LB of Tower Hamlets) v Fitness & Leisure club - representing national operator in H&S noxious fumes prosecution.
  • Hart DC v Medvit Ltd - defence of hotel/conference centre for breach of food hygiene regulations.
  • R (on prosecution by the Environment Agency) v Paul Crabb – prosecuting for the EA on range of waste offences
  • Environment Agency v Two Sisters Food Group Ltd - defending allegations of multiple breaches of Environmental Permitting Regs
  • HSE v Citytex -  HSE prosecution and Newton hearing into causes of substantial building collapse; having throughout regard to potential civil issues/liability
  • Health And Safety Executive v KD Childs (1) & Persimmon Homes (Midlands) Limited (2) - representing HSE at inquest re fatality arising from the flawed application of certain building systems on site

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