• An in-demand junior, Philip Stott combines his intellectual capabilities with efficiency, approachability and commanding advocacy

    Corporate & Financial Crime

    Philip has a wide-ranging practice. He specialises in defending proceedings brought against professional individuals and in prosecuting and defending corporate and financial crime at the highest level. Philip prosecutes and defends in allegations of criminal fraud and business crime, and provides advisory services to professional and corporate clients.

    Crime

    Philip has a very broad criminal practice.  He specialises in defending proceedings brought against professional individuals, particularly in the context of medical and legal professions, and in prosecuting and defending serious and organised crime at the highest level. Philip also prosecutes and defends in allegations of criminal fraud.  He was recently appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree.

    Regulatory

    Philip has vast and varied experience of regulatory work. He specialises in defending parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings brought against professional individuals, particularly in the medical and legal fields. His intelligence and easy manner make him a firm favourite of the unions and top tier firms in the field.

    Public Law

    Philip is instructed to advise and represent applicants, interested parties and core participants on matters of public law including Judicial Review and Inquests.  He is incredibly bright and efficient, producing fantastic written work and his judgement, advocacy and client care make him a popular choice.

    Reviews 

    Chambers UK 2019: Crime - Band 4

    Legal 500 2018: Crime - Tier 2

    'He demonstrates advocacy skills that truly make juries sit up and listen.' Legal 500 Crime (2018)

    'He strikes a perfect balance between his obvious academic smarts and his approachable manner.' Legal 500 Crime (2017)

    'His application of the law and tactical decision-making are highly effective.' Legal 500 Crime (2016)

    Appointments

    • Bar Standards Board Approved Prosecutor
    • CPS External Advocates Panel Grade 4
    • CPS Rape and Child Sexual Abuse List
    • Chambers Treasurer
    • Serious Fraud Office - Level B prosecutor

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
    • Fraud Lawyers Association

    Education

    • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, City University
    • BA (Hons) History, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

     

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    • SFO v Barclays: five members of Chambers in landmark case

      The fraud trial of four former Barclays executives began on 23/01.

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    • 'UK's worst troll' sentenced to nine years for internet stalking

      Philip Stott, led by Miranda Moore QC, prosecuted Sabine McNeill.

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    • Barclays successfully defends SFO application for voluntary bill of indictment

      Crispin Aylett QC and Ben FitzGerald acted for Barclays plc and Barclays Bank plc.

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    • London Legal Walk 2018

      QEB Hollis Whiteman are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

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    • Philip Evans QC and Philip Stott prosecute Hatton Garden burglars

      The Crown Court at Woolwich today (30.01.18) made confiscation orders against the conspirators involved in the notorious burglary of Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd over Easter Weekend 2015. John Kenneth Collins, Terence Perkins, Daniel Jones and Brian Rea...

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    • Kerry Broome and Philip Stott appointed as Treasury Counsel monitorees

      Congratulations to Kerry Broome and Philip Stott who have been appointed as Treasury Counsel monitorees, continuing the long association that QEB Hollis Whiteman members have with the post of Treasury Counsel with, currently, Julian Evans and Jocelyn Ledw...

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    • Philip Stott is ranked as a Leader in his Field in Crime in Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018

      Details of the rankings and commentaries will be published in November 2017 in the Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018.

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    • Viscount jailed for racist and menacing Facebook post against anti-Brexit campaigner

      Philip Stott prosecuted Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, who was convicted on 11 July 2017 of two charges of sending menacing messages over a public communications network, contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act 2003. Lord St Davids...

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    • Philip Evans QC and Philip Stott prosecute Mayfair jewellery burglary featuring Hatton Garden offenders

      Philip Evans QC and Philip Stott acted for the prosecution in the trial of Terence Perkins, accused of the burglary of a Bond Street jewellers called Chatila in 2010. Co-accused Daniel Jones pleaded guilty to the same offence. Both men were convicted in 2...

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    • Edward Brown QC, Ben Fitzgerald and Philip Stott represent prosecution in Ben Butler murder trial

      Edward Brown QC, Ben Fitzgerald and Philip Stott were instructed by the CPS in the trial of Butler for the murder of his six-year-old daughter Ellie.

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    • Three found guilty in Hatton Garden jewellery trial

      Three of the four defendants being tried at Woolwich Crown Court for the Hatton Garden jewellery raid were today found guilty. QEB Hollis Whiteman members Philip Evans and Philip Stott represented the prosecution and Nicholas Corsellis acted for the fi...

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    • QEB Hollis Whiteman members in Hatton Garden trial

      QEBHW has three of its members in the Hatton Garden trial - the most high profile and largest burglary in English legal history - with Philip Evans appearing as leading counsel for the prosecution, assisted by Philip Stott and Nick Corsellis appearing as ...

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    • Philip Stott appears for prosecution in conviction of kidnappers jailed for 63 years at Old Bailey

      On 15 May 2015, 4 men were sentenced at the Central Criminal Court for a total of 63 years for carrying out a series of kidnaps in 2013. Philip Stott was instructed as junior prosecution counsel, led by Timothy Hunter of Atkinson Bevan Chambers. The trial...

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    • British Soldiers unlawfully killed

      The Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon today found that 5 British soldiers from 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards and the Royal Military Police were unlawfully killed on 3 November 2009 while on active service in Afghanistan. The five were shot and killed by...

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    Quickly becoming the junior of choice at his level, Philip Stott impresses those that work with him with his intelligence, ability to work with vast and complex material, his sound judgement, unflappable nature and team work.

    Overview

    Philip has a wide-ranging practice. He specialises in defending proceedings brought against professional individuals and in prosecuting and defending corporate and financial crime at the highest level. Philip prosecutes and defends in allegations of criminal fraud and business crime, and provides advisory services to professional and corporate clients.

    Experience

    Philip provides both oral and written advocacy for individuals and corporates in criminal proceedings, and advises corporate clients on matters of potential criminal liability. He was recently instructed for the Serious Fraud Office (led by Crispin Aylett QC) in a high-profile and complex allegation of overseas bribery against the directors of a multi-national corporate.

    Philip provides both oral and written advocacy for individuals and corporates in criminal proceedings and in relation to licensing/regulatory matters.

    Recent cases in the criminal courts have included: the defence of a trader against investor and advance fee fraud; the defence of the owner of a telecommunication company against allegations of multi-million pound fraud against network providers; the prosecution of RBS employees for mortgage fraud; the defence of managing directors for health and safety breaches.

    Recent advisory work for corporate bodies includes: advising on liability for alleged breaches of the Environmental Protection Act, and on possible revocation of environment permits following a criminal conviction; advising on the possibility of private prosecution of an employee accused of gross misconduct and dishonesty regarding Fraud by Abuse of Position; advising on the potential criminal liability of a property company in relation to the variation of leasehold agreements, and on the charging of fees in relation to property management services.

    Notable Cases

    R v Eshpari and others (2015)
    Junior Counsel for the defence for a trader alleged to have committed investor and advance fee fraud regarding diamond trading.

    In the matter of ABC Ltd (2015)
    Advised on liability for alleged breaches of the Environmental Protection Act and on possible revocation of environment permits following a criminal conviction.

    R v P and Others (2014)
    Junior Counsel for the defence for the owner of a telecommunications company acquitted of engaging in multi-million-pound fraud against network providers, including the use of premium rate numbers and GSM Gateway devices.

    R v Palumbo and another (2012)
    Sole Counsel for the prosecution of two Royal Bank of Scotland employees convicted of assisting in the fraudulent granting of mortgage applications.

    Reviews

    'He demonstrates advocacy skills that truly make juries sit up and listen.' Legal 500 (2018)

    'He strikes a perfect balance between his obvious academic smarts and his approachable manner.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'His application of the law and tactical decision-making are highly effective.' Legal 500 (2016)

    Recent Cases

    •  Junior Counsel for the Serious Fraud Office in the upcoming trial of directors of a multi-national corporate group on bribery allegations overseas.   

    • Advising on the potential criminal liability of a property company in relation to the variation of leasehold agreements and on the charging of fees in relation to property management services.  

    News

    • SFO v Barclays: five members of Chambers in landmark case

      The fraud trial of four former Barclays executives began on 23/01.

    • Barclays successfully defends SFO application for voluntary bill of indictment

      Crispin Aylett QC and Ben FitzGerald acted for Barclays plc and Barclays Bank plc.

    • Kerry Broome and Philip Stott appointed as Treasury Counsel monitorees

      Congratulations to Kerry Broome and Philip Stott who have been appointed as Treasury Counsel monitorees, continuing the long association that QEB Hollis Whiteman members have with the post of Treasury Counsel with, currently, Julian Evans and Jocelyn Ledw...

  • Sought out for his experience and the expertise he has developed; Philip Stott is a wonderful advocate.  His sharp mind and astute judgment make him the ideal candidate for all levels of crime and stages of the criminal process.

    Overview

    Philip has a very broad criminal practice.  He specialises in defending proceedings brought against professional individuals, particularly in the context of medical and legal professions, and in prosecuting and defending serious and organised crime at the highest level. Philip also prosecutes and defends in allegations of criminal fraud.  He was recently appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree.

    Experience

    Philip is an experienced and talented advocate in the criminal courts, trusted by defence solicitors and prosecuting authorities alike in cases with high levels of sensitivity and complexity. This has included, for example, acting as counsel for the prosecution in what are believed to have been at the time the largest ever burglary in English legal history (R v Collins and others – the 2015 Hatton Garden burglary, value at least £14 million) and the largest ever theft from a shop (R v Stankovic – the 2016 Boodles diamond theft, value at least £4 million).  He is frequently instructed on a private basis by well-regarded law firms and their clients.

    Philip’s experience includes prosecuting and defending cases involving allegations of: homicide, including allegations of medical negligence or involving expert evidence; acquisitive crime, including crimes of high levels of violence, blackmail or sophisticated dishonesty; sexual offending, including rape and the abuse of children; large scale cases of money laundering and/or fraud; the supply of drugs, particularly over international borders; immigration offending, including misconduct by public officials or lawyers; motoring fatalities, and driving offences.

    Philip has experience at all levels of the English legal system, pre-charge through to appeal.  Recent, and significant, appellate work includes: R v Rudling [2016] EWCA Crim 741 – Junior Counsel for Dr Rudling (led by Zoe Johnson QC), representing a doctor in respect of whom the trial judge had acceded to a submission of no case to answer at the end of the prosecution case. The prosecution appealed that decision on an expedited basis to the Court of Appeal. The appeal was successfully resisted by the defence; R v Bala [2016] EWCA Crim 560 – Junior Counsel for the Crown (led by Simon Farrell QC). An appeal against conviction on the question of whether two defendants in a polygamous marriage to each other can conspire together for the purposes of s.2 of the Criminal Law Act 1977. The safety of the conviction was upheld.

    Recent and current trial work includes: R v S and H – Junior Counsel for the Crown in a trial of a father accused of murdering his baby son, and associated child cruelty charges faced by both parents; R v Collins, Reader, Wood and others – Junior Counsel for the prosecution in the burglary of Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd on Easter Weekend, 2015 – the largest burglary in English legal history; R v Pooley, Pooley, Quinalha and others – Leading Counsel for the Prosecution in a case of repeated importations of over 100kg + of Class A and B drugs across multiple international borders by logistics firms; R v Bishop, Bishop and others – Junior Counsel for the prosecution in an allegation of multiple kidnaps carried out across London by a large group of defendants; R v A - Sole Counsel for the defence for a client acquitted of committing the night-time rape of a stranger; R v H – Sole Counsel for the prosecution in historic allegations of child abuse on multiple complainants.  Other significant cases are detailed under Notable Cases.

    Notable Cases

    R v Collins and Others (2016)
    Led by Philip Evans QC in the prosecution of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist. The four defendants had a combined age of nearly 300 years were charged with conspiracy to burgle in what has been described as the largest burglary in English legal history.

    R v Patel (2014)
    Junior counsel for Nikesh Patel, who faced an allegation of conspiracy to defraud Vodafone and other mobile telephone providers, with an estimated value of £2.4 million pounds.

    R v P and Others (2014)
    Junior Counsel in the defence of the owner of a telecommunications company, acquitted of engaging in a multi-million-pound fraud against network providers, including the use of premium rate numbers and GSM Gateway devices.

    R v Dr O (2014)
    Acted for the defence in the criminal courts of a consultant anaesthetist charged with the forcible insertion of a naso-gastric tube without consent. The client was acquitted.

    R v Zacharias (2012)
    Secured the acquittal of qualified solicitor Richard Zacharias, the senior partner at his own firm in Cheshire, accused of entering into an arrangement facilitating the acquisition of criminal property by another.

    Operation Eaglewood (2011)
    The largest ever CPS prosecution, of an international multi-million pound/euro money-laundering case necessitating multiple trials and Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2019: Crime - Band 4

    Legal 500 2018: Crime - Tier 2

    'He demonstrates advocacy skills that truly make juries sit up and listen.' Legal 500 Crime (2018)

    'He strikes a perfect balance between his obvious academic smarts and his approachable manner.' Legal 500 Crime (2017)

    'His application of the law and tactical decision-making are highly effective.' Legal 500 Crime (2016)

    Recent Cases

    News

    • 'UK's worst troll' sentenced to nine years for internet stalking

      Philip Stott, led by Miranda Moore QC, prosecuted Sabine McNeill.

    • Philip Evans QC and Philip Stott prosecute Hatton Garden burglars

      The Crown Court at Woolwich today (30.01.18) made confiscation orders against the conspirators involved in the notorious burglary of Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd over Easter Weekend 2015. John Kenneth Collins, Terence Perkins, Daniel Jones and Brian Rea...

    • Viscount jailed for racist and menacing Facebook post against anti-Brexit campaigner

      Philip Stott prosecuted Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, who was convicted on 11 July 2017 of two charges of sending menacing messages over a public communications network, contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act 2003. Lord St Davids...

    • Philip Evans QC and Philip Stott prosecute Mayfair jewellery burglary featuring Hatton Garden offenders

      Philip Evans QC and Philip Stott acted for the prosecution in the trial of Terence Perkins, accused of the burglary of a Bond Street jewellers called Chatila in 2010. Co-accused Daniel Jones pleaded guilty to the same offence. Both men were convicted in 2...

    • Edward Brown QC, Ben Fitzgerald and Philip Stott represent prosecution in Ben Butler murder trial

      Edward Brown QC, Ben Fitzgerald and Philip Stott were instructed by the CPS in the trial of Butler for the murder of his six-year-old daughter Ellie.

    • Three found guilty in Hatton Garden jewellery trial

      Three of the four defendants being tried at Woolwich Crown Court for the Hatton Garden jewellery raid were today found guilty. QEB Hollis Whiteman members Philip Evans and Philip Stott represented the prosecution and Nicholas Corsellis acted for the fi...

  • Experienced beyond his years in the field of professional regulation, Philip Stott’s keen intellect, knowledge and easy yet impressive manner ideally place him to defend professionals during the most challenging of circumstances.

    Overview

    Philip has vast and varied experience of regulatory work. He specialises in defending parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings brought against professional individuals, particularly in the medical and legal fields. His intelligence and easy manner make him a firm favourite of the unions and top tier firms in the field.

    Experience

    Philip represents professionals in the medical and legal spheres in proceedings before their regulator, and in the criminal courts. He has prosecuted and defended allegations of clinical negligence or poor performance, and also of dishonesty and sexual misconduct. He is experienced in all forms of regulatory hearings, both interim orders and full fitness to practise tribunals, and has appeared before a wide variety of regulatory bodies, including: General Medical Council; Nursing and Midwifery Council; General Dental Council; Health and Care Professions Council; General Optical Council; Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal; Immigration Services Tribunal; Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

    Notable Cases

    GMC v Dr S (2016)
    Advisory work for Kingsley Napley LLP regarding a foreign doctor’s application for registration with the GMC, based on a non-standard combination of overseas qualifications and experience. The application was granted.

    SRA v Mr H (2016)
    Philip Stott acted for the defence in an appeal at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, regarding the imposition of a rebuke and a s.43 order prohibiting him from employment without the permission of the SRA.

    GDC v Mr D (2015)
    Philip Stott acted for the defence. No order imposed at the GDC for a dentist accused of misconduct involving allegations of improper billing and deficient professional performance.

    CILEX v Mr H (2015)
    Philip Stott acts for the defence, reprimand imposed at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives regarding allegations of dishonesty over Employment Tribunal proceedings.

    GDC v Mr X (2015)
    Philip Stott acted for the defence. Reprimand imposed for a dentist accused of assaulting a member of the public with an extendable baton outside his surgery.

    Reviews

    'He demonstrates advocacy skills that truly make juries sit up and listen.' Legal 500 (2018)

    'He strikes a perfect balance between his obvious academic smarts and his approachable manner.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'His application of the law and tactical decision-making are highly effective.' Legal 500 (2016)

    Recent Cases

  • Philip Stott’s intelligence and subtle yet commanding manner have made him the ideal candidate for challenges under public law and for the approach and advocacy suited to a coroner’s court.  He continues to impress sources in the field as he expands on his expertise.

    Overview

    Philip is instructed to advise and represent applicants, interested parties and core participants on matters of public law including Judicial Review and Inquests.  He is incredibly bright and efficient, producing fantastic written work and his judgement, advocacy and client care make him a popular choice.

    Experience

    Philip provides written advisory work on matters of public law, including the application of human rights law and administrative and judicial review. He has significant experience in the Coroner’s Court having appeared on behalf of the families of serviceman pro bono in a number of high-profile inquests via the Royal British Legion’s Inquest Advice and Assistance Service.

    Notable Cases

    Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton, Lance Corporal David Ramsden, Private Douglas Halliday and Private Alex Isaac (2014)
    Philip represented the families of all four deceased at an inquest held by HM Coroner for Swindon and Wiltshire in relation to their deaths following the collision involving their Ridgeback armoured patrol vehicle in Helmand Province in 2010.

    Inquest into the death of Lance Corporal Michael Foley (2013)
    Philip represented the family of the deceased at an inquest held by HM Coroner for Oxford, in relation to his murder by a rogue Afghan National Army soldier whilst on active service in Afghanistan.

    Inquest into the death of Corporal Stephen Boote (2011)
    Philip represented the next of kin at an inquest held by HM Coroner for Swindon and Wiltshire in relation to the ‘Blue 25’ killing of five UK soldiers by a rogue Afghan National Police officer in Helmand Province in 2009.

    Reviews

    'He demonstrates advocacy skills that truly make juries sit up and listen.' Legal 500 (2018)

    'He strikes a perfect balance between his obvious academic smarts and his approachable manner.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'His application of the law and tactical decision-making are highly effective.' Legal 500 (2016)

    Recent Cases