Chambers of Anthony O'Toole1 STANLEY PLACE, CHESTER, CH1 2LU, ENGLAND
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Philip has a mixed common law practice covering all aspects of criminal, family and civil work. In his criminal practice Philip has undertaken a wide variety of cases. He is a grade 2 prosecutor on the CPS Advocate Panel Scheme and appears in the crown court regularly on their behalf. He has experience of POCA hearings and has also prosecuted for authorities other than the CPS. In his busy practice as a defence barrister Philip has dealt with difficult cases such as the thirteen year old defendant in a youth court trial who was accused of sexual touching and exposure by two girls of a similar age. In R v Cox he represented a soldier who was accused of common assault on his daughter and had to cross examine the six year old complainant. In R v Davies Philip successfully represented the defendant who had had her arm broken whilst in police custody and was then charged with assault on a detention officer. In the family courts, Philip appears in a wide variety of Children Act cases. He recently successfully represented a mother who was resisting an application to prevent her from taking her children on a religious pilgrimage. He is currently representing the father in a case with an implacably hostile mother which has involved getting the court to make orders to locate her and, on occasion, hear emergency applications. He recently represented a father in a finding of fact hearing over two days in which none the nine accusations made against him were proved. In addition, Philip regularly appears in non-molestation and occupation order applications. Philip also undertakes public law work. He recently represented a father in a finding of fact hearing that involved issues of the sexual and emotional threat posed by him to his child and the cross examination of expert psychiatrists and psychologists. He also has a keen interest in the law relating to mental capacity. Prior to joining Chambers, Philip undertook agency work in county court matters and now appears regularly in the county courts in a wide range of cases taking a particular interest in insolvency work. Philip has also appeared in front of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and greatly enjoys his work in that field.
Philip was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 2007. He completed his pupillage under the supervision of Mr Karl Scholz.
Durham University 2.1 Law 2005.
Outside of work Philip's interests include football, politics, cooking and films.