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The Chambers of Richard Booth QC

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1 Crown Office Row (The Chambers of Richard Booth QC), Philippa Whipple QC, London, ENGLAND

Philippa Whipple QC

Work 020 7797 7500
1 Crown Office Row (The Chambers of Richard Booth QC)


Areas of practice include: indirect tax; clinical negligence; administrative and public law. Also experience in personal injury, disciplinary (GMC), employment and inquests. Indirect tax: Reed Employment Ltd v HMRC [2014] EWCA Civ 32; R (GSTS Pathology LLP) v HMRC [2013] EWHC 1801 (Admin); HMRC v Aimia Coalition, formerly Loyalty Management UK Ltd [2013] UKSC 15; R (States of Jersey and Guernsey) v HM Treasury and HM Commissioners of Revenue and Customs [2012] EWHC 718 (Admin); Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd v HMRC [2014] EWCA Civ 684; Subone Ltd t/a Subway v HMRC [2014] EWCA Civ 773; BUPA Purchasing v HMRC (No 2) [2008] STC 101 (CA); HMRC v IDT Card Services Ireland Ltd [2006] STC 1252 (CA); Debenhams Retail plc v CCE [2005] STC 1155 (CA). Medical: Wild v Southend University Hospital NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 4053 (QB); Tippett v Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 917 (QB); Whiten v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust [2011] EWHC 2066 (QB), [2012] Med LR 1; Pitcher v Head Start Nursery [2008] EWHC 2681 (QB); Brown v Birmingham and Black Country SHA and Shukru [2005] EWHC 1098; Al Hamwi v Johnston and Anor [2005] EWHC 206 (QBD); Beck v Ministry of Defence [2005] 1 WLR 2206 (CA). Administrative and public law: Lead Counsel to the Detainee Inquiry (chair, Sir Peter Gibson 2010-13); R (March) v Secretary of State for Health [2010] EWHC 765 (Admin); R (Raines) v Orange Grove Foster Care Agency and Secretary of State for Health [2006] EWHC 1887 (Admin); A & ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] QB 335 (CA); R (Yogathas) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2002) 3 WLR 1276 (HL); R (Greenpeace) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2002] WLR 3304 (CA).


Solicitor Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 1989-94; called to the Bar 1994: Middle Temple; junior counsel to the Crown (A Panel; 2005-2010); Recorder (Crown and County Court) Western Circuit; QC 2010. Bencher of Middle Temple; deputy High Court judge (Administrative Court).


Professional Negligence Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; VAT Practitioner Group; Bar European Group; Personal Injury Bar Association; Administrative Law Bar Association; Revenue Bar Associations.


St Mary’s Convent School, Ascot; Merton College, Oxford (MA); Guildford Law School (LSF).


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