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Jeremy Phillips

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Jeremy Phillips’ practice reflects the unusual breadth of his experience. Following a highly successful career as a solicitor (qualified 1980), he transferred to the Bar in 2004 and is now a member of the Bar Council, sitting also on its Ethics Committee. In practice he has maintained his leading reputation in alcohol, entertainment and gaming licensing law as well as busy practices in the fields of planning, environment, judicial review, regulatory law and mediation. Jeremy’s broad range of cases include important decisions in each of his principal fields in proceedings throughout England and Wales, including: Crawley BC v Attenborough [2006] EWHC 1278 admin – entitlement of justices to order licensing authority to pay costs on appeal; Gambling Commission v Powerhouse Sporting Club – representing Commission opposing application by former ‘Gutshot’ club to offer poker tournaments (2008); HSE v KD Childs & Persimmon Homes – representing HSE at inquest arising from the application of certain building systems (2008); HSE v Citytex – Newton hearing into causes of substantial building collapse (2009); Leeds City Council (footpaths modification order) – opposing the making of an order on behalf of Network Rail (2009); Greensquare Residents Association v Higgins Homes Plc & ors – TVG Inquiry on behalf of residents association [LLC/MM/004/2008] (2010); Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire v JD Wetherspoon (2007); Tesco Express (2009) Waitrose (2010) All Saints Ltd (2010) – objecting on behalf of the police to various applications.


Qualified as a solicitor in London 1980; joint founder of Holt Phillips 1984; equity partner Eversheds following merger 1994; Osborne Clarke 2001. Leader of national teams in both firms. Accredited mediator (CEDR 2007). Publications of note: Editor in-chief, ‘Paterson’s Licensing Acts’ (1997 to date); consultant editor – various, ‘Halsbury’s Laws of England’; contributor, ‘Gambling for Local Authorities’; co-author, ‘The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions’ and numerous other publications.


Bar Council; DCMS Advisory Group; ALBA; PEBA; HSLA; UKELA; ARDL.

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Within: Licensing

Francis Taylor Building is ‘a set that really knows its stuff’. Members are recommended as barristers who ‘get results on the most difficult cases’. Notable highlights include Jeremy Phillips QC representing Taxify in its application to obtain an operating licence for its ride-sharing app in London. Gary Grant QC has successfully acted for numerous licensees in obtaining or maintaining their licences in the restrictive Westminster area. Junior members Leo Charalambides and Annabel Graham Paul have been acting for McDonald’s in licensing its franchises.

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