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22nd - 26th November 2010


Monday 22nd November 2010 1.5 CPD Cost: Free 5:00pm start (4:45pm registration) - 6:30pm Drinks & canapés to follow St Philips Chambers has a long history of being involved in environmental work, in particular with respect to criminal prosecutions. Our team of experienced lawyers has been involved in the whole range of environmental crime from fly tipping to complex cases involving climate change, global warming and carbon emissions. We are regularly instructed by local authorities, the Environment Agency and many firms of solicitors. Our work also includes a considerable amount of advisory work seeking to assist companies and individuals to comply with what is an ever expanding area of complex regulation. We also provide assistance in civil litigation and public inquiries where environmental matters are at the heart of the case. These lectures deal with topical issues for all environmental lawyers. All of us await the new civil penalty regime. What is “waste” is a topic that never goes away and has recently been the subject of a flurry of case law post R -v- OSS. Lastly issues of mens rea involving “knowledge” are always knotty problems that can cause difficulties for prosecutors and those defending. Speakers: Jennifer Josephs:

Knowingly permitting or allowing - the unknowingly guilty.

Jonathan Salmon:

When is an environmental crime not a crime? Answer - When you are offered a civil penalty. A guide to the new law.

Tim Green:

The meaning of "controlled waste" - a case law update.

To book your place on this course please email us at seminars@st-philips.com quoting REG/221110


Tuesday 23rd November 2010 1.5 CPD Cost: Free 5:00pm start (4:45pm registration) - 6:30pm Drinks & canapÊs to follow With the recent increases in penalties arising out of fatalities and the Corporate Manslaughter Act, health and safety is a field that is both ever changing and to be ignored at your peril. Members of St Philips Chambers have been involved in complex cases arising out of deaths in the work place. Our team includes several Queens Counsel who are experts at dealing with the largest of cases, particularly those involving gross negligence manslaughter allegations. We also provide training to Health and Safety Inspectors and solicitors. St Philips Chambers can offer a service from crisis management advice to coroner’s inquest via criminal prosecution and personal injury claim. In addition we are able to advise on how to avoid falling foul of the legislation. These lectures set out to explain the misunderstood and misused concepts of causation and foreseeability in health and safety at work matters and the importance and significance of the Defence Case Statement.

Speakers: Kevin Hegarty QC:

Statutory Defences and the Defence Case Statement.

Andrew Lockhart QC: Definitions of "undertakings". Barry Berlin:

Do the concepts of causation and or reasonable forseeability have a place in general breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?

To book your place on this course please email us at seminars@st-philips.com quoting REG/231110


Wednesday 24th November 2010 1.5 CPD Cost: Free 5:00pm start (4:45pm registration) - 6:30pm Drinks & canapés to follow St Philips Chambers licensing team has a number of seasoned practitioners who are able to provide advice and representation in various tribunals in all aspects of licensing work. Members of the group provide advice and advocacy services in respect of applications at all levels in licensing matters concerning alcohol and entertainment, adult entertainment, gambling, vehicle and vehicle operators, taxi, shotgun and firearms, the security industry, and the utility and telecommunications industries. The lectures below will illustrate the wide range of licensing work carried out in Chambers.

Speakers: Glyn Samuel:

Firearm appeals – “Without shooting blanks!”

Ben Williams:

Taxi Licensing – “The knowledge”.

Andrew Evans: Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing - “Has this Government called last orders?”

To book your place on this course please email us at seminars@st-philips.com quoting REG/241110


Thursday 25th November 2010 1.5 CPD Cost: Free 5:00pm start (4:45pm registration) - 6:30pm Drinks & canapĂŠs to follow The team is particularly active in this area. In recent years, we have assisted with prosecuting authorities wanting to use the courts powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act and helping those who have found themselves on the end of such claims. Our client base ranges from the market trader to the large multi-national company. We provide training to trading standards officers, local authorities and local solicitors. Our work includes unfair trading, consumer credit offences, trade marks, counterfeit goods, food safety and advertising. The lectures provide an opportunity to catch up with the latest developments in the law and will provide practical advice in countering the common defence raised in trade mark cases.

Speakers: Jonathan Salmon: An update on the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. "Two years on from the demise of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 we provide a round up on the decisions here and in Europe on the regulations." Ben Mills:

“Well it looked alright to me!" - Challenging the defence under section 92 (5) Trade Marks Act 1994.

Richard Atkins: Case Law Update.

To book your place on this course please email us at seminars@st-philips.com quoting REG/251110


Friday 26th November 2010 - AFTERNOON SEMINAR 3 CPD Cost: Free 2:00pm start (1:45pm registration) - 5:15pm Drinks & canapĂŠs to follow Since the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, regulators around the world have been pursuing major investigations into corporate and financial wrong doing with vigour. St Philips Chambers is at the forefront of this challenge. Counsel are regularly instructed in cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the City of London Police, The Fraud Prosecution Service and other regulators of corporate and financial crime. A number of our team are approved to prosecute cases on behalf of the Financial Services Authority [FSA]. Whether investigating or responding, barristers in the St Philips Regulatory team welcome the opportunity to be involved in a major financial investigation at an early stage. We specialise in providing advice to individuals and corporate clients on compliance with the law of money laundering, bribery and corruption before an investigation becomes necessary. As well as extensive experience of appearing in a variety of civil and criminal courts, our counsel accept instructions to appear in various regulatory tribunals that govern professional standards and compliance.

James Burbidge QC: Fraud Trial Resolution. Kevin Hegarty QC:

FSA Enforcement.

Simon Davis:

Dawn Raids.

Tim Green:

A Guide To The Bribery Act.

David Alexander (Director Forensic Accountancy, Smith and Williamson): "Show me the money".

To book your place on this afternoon seminar please email us at seminars@st-philips.com quoting REG/261110


How To Book: To reserve your place/s please email our Events Team (seminars@st-philips.com) or alternatively call Liz or Jerome on 0121 246 7000 quoting the reference number for each day you wish to attend. • 22nd November - Enviromental Law [REG/221110] • 23rd November - Health & Safety Law [SHE] [REG/231110] • 24th November - Licensing Law [REG/241110] • 25th November - Trading Standards [REG/251110] • 26th November - Major Financial Investigations [REG/261110]

How To Find Us: St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS By Train: Birmingham New Street Station is a five minute walk from our office and Snow Hill station is just a two minute walk. If you are walking from New Street station, leave via The Palasades Shopping Centre by the main exit above the station, walk down the ramp and follow Corporation Street until you reach House of Fraser Department Store. Turn left into Cherry Street heading towards St Philip’s Cathedral and our office is situated 100 yards on the left above The Bank of Scotland. By Car: Leave the M6 at junction 6 and follow the A38(M) signposted City Centre. Join the flyover following the signs for The Jewellery Quarter and St Philip’s Cathedral. Proceed straight across at the roundabout staying in the left hand lane avoiding the exit for the underpass. Turn left into Livery Street where you will find Snowhill NCP multi-storey car park situated above the train station. Once parked: Cross Colmore Row heading towards St Philip’s Cathedral. Walk directly through the Cathedral grounds and our office is situated above The Bank of Scotland building.

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