Ms Laura Phillips > Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding
Gough Square Chambers
6-7 GOUGH SQUARE
LONDON
EC4A 3DE
England

Work Department

Barrister (2009); regulatory, environmental and planning law.

Advises and acts for local authorities and other regulatory authorities, the CPS, individuals and companies across proceedings in the civil, criminal and appellate courts, and at tribunals, inquiries and inquests. Direct access qualified.

Position

 Laura Phillips (2009) is a specialist regulatory lawyer with a particular interest in food hygiene/food safety, consumer protection and health and safety law. She advises and acts for individuals, companies, local authorities and other regulatory authorities and the CPS across proceedings in the civil, criminal and appellate courts, and at tribunals, inquiries and inquests. She is an experienced trial advocate, mindful of the need to provide timely, practical and commercially sensitive advice.

She acted for the successful appellant In R v Butt [2018] EWCA Crim 1617 which sets out the approach to be taken to sentencing in fire safety offences. She also acted as junior to David Travers QC representing the defendant company in a fatal food poisoning (London Borough of Havering v Mitchells and Butlers PLC, 2015) and to Stephen Hockman QC representing a company prosecuted in relation to a serious electrical injury on a construction site for an Olympic venue (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v Aggreko PLC, 2016).

Career

Year of call 2009, Middle Temple Inn

Memberships

Food Law Group

Education

Attended Bedales School. University of Edinburgh, MA (Hons) Philosophy and politics, First Class 2005. School of Oriental and African Studies, MSc Violence, conflict and development, Merit, 2006. College of Law, GDL, Commendation, 2008. City Law School, BVC, Very Competent , 2009, Middle Temple Diplock Scholar