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April 3, 2017
Fiona Rowling
April 3, 2017

Philip Meredith

Philip practices in all aspects of criminal law, with particular experience in homicide, offences against the person and sexual cases.


Chambers & Partners - “a skilful leading junior highly regarded by his peers “

Legal 500 - “He practises across the full breadth of criminal law and places a particular emphasis on violent offences, serious sexual offences and murders’.


Qualifications, Associations


  • BA (Hons) in Law (Dunelm)
  • Sussex Bar Mess
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Grade 4 Prosecutor; South East. Rape approved.

Notable Cases


  • R -v- Chakravaty - Secured convictions as prosecution counsel on rape case (teacher on student) – trial at Hove Crown Court. Argus News Article
  • R -v- Harris (Frances/Francis)- secured convictions as a prosecution Leading Junior against the so-called ‘Transgender Fraudster’ and 2 others for Fraud & Money Laundering after a 4-week trial.
  • R -v- Fradgley – Secured conviction of man who drugged wife and daughter for sexual purposes and then perverted course of justice. Covered in The Portsmouth News.
  • R -v- Parbat – Secured conviction of man who crashed his car while engaged in a sex act, killing his girlfriend- covered in national newspapers & BBC
  • R -v- Packer – Secured conviction of man in possession of extreme pornography & indecent child images who alleged all had been planted by a well-known local ex-MP. Covered extensively in The Portsmouth News
  • R -v- John Shutt (leading junior) – 4 month multi handed drug importation conspiracy trial in the Central Criminal Court. House of Lords Interim Appeal.
  • R -v- Keith Rayment (leading junior) – 2 month multi handed Gatwick Securicor Heist trial at Southwark Crown Court.
  • R -v- Paula Staines (led by Silk) – Murder of boyfriend with aggravating features of super glued orifices and burned with hot iron at Lewes Crown Court. Defendant remanded to Broadmoor.
  • R -v- Paul Casella (junior alone) – 4 month multi handed drug conspiracy trial with 4 silks instructed at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Azaim Shaik (junior alone) – 3 month multi handed conspiracy to defraud trial at Croydon Crown Court.
  • R -v- Ronnie Rothenburg (junior alone) – Multi handed conspiracy to import and supply class A trial at Southampton Crown Court.
  • R -v- Raymond Chan (leading junior) – Serial rapist (bad character re earlier acquittals used) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Oliver McNulty (leading junior) – Multi Handed Murder trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Jeffrey Healey (leading junior) – Murder (knife as weapon) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Lenny Cable (leading junior) – Murder (involving abduction and strangulation) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Damien Few (leading junior) – Murder (by arson) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Carl Williams (leading junior) – Attempt Murder (cut to throat) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Carl Young (leading junior) – Manslaughter (with one punch) trial at Lewes Crown Court
  • R -v- Delier Amin (junior alone) – Multi handed attempt murder trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Ian Punyer (leading junior) – Attempt Murder (appalling injuries, insanity pleaded) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Alvaro Serrano (led by silk) – Murder (of child) trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Tariq Darwish (led by silk) – Murder trial at Lewes Crown Court.
  • R -v- Rattigan & Wyatt (led by silk) – Murder trial at Lewes Crown Court.
Called 1979
Practice Areas: Crime

Email: pmeredith@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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