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Philip Meredith

Philip Meredith

Called 1979   |    Email: pmeredith@westgate-chambers.co.uk |  Joint Head of Chambers 2009-2012


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

“a very senior junior of silk quality”

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

Area of Practice

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

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.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) in Law (Dunelm)

Professional Associations

South Eastern Circuit
Sussex Bar Mess

Additional Information

Grade 4 Prosecutor; South East.  Rape approved.

Extremely experienced advocate who has led for the defence on many occasions. Year on year ranked in band one of legal editorials.