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    "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."

    Chambers and Partners, Jeremy Phillips QC

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, ADR, European Law

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Jeremy Phillips QC, Mediation Profile

Jeremy Phillips, previously senior partner of Holt Phillips, was the leader of national teams in international law firms Eversheds and Osborne Clarke before his transfer to the Bar. For some time he was the only solicitor to achieve Chambers and Partners highest rating in his specialist field.

At Francis Taylor Building he has maintained his leading reputation in alcohol, entertainment, and gaming licensing legislation (Leading Junior), whilst renewing his earlier practices in the fields of planning, environment, health & safety, administrative & public law (Leading Junior) and regulatory law.

".. continues to go from "strength to strength" since his transition from solicitor to barrister and brings a "wealth of industry experience" and a "superb legal brain" to the table. He is highly regarded for his opinion on liquor licensing laws and is deemed to be both thorough and "a barrister with the ear of many decision makers." 
Chambers and Partners [2008]

" .. worked as a solicitor before he came to the Bar: for many this means he "understands a client's needs in a way other barristers can't." A lawyer who offers "marvelous practical input," he is "pleasant, personable and efficient"..                   
Chambers and Partners [2009]

" .. is a ‘calm advocate'  who ‘concentrates on what will win the case‘..                           
Legal 500 [2009] 

Mediation Experience / Qualifications

  • Co-Mediator with Michel Kallipetis QC in unprecedented 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
  • 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

View Jeremy's general profile.