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Philip Meredith

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Philip practices in all aspects of criminal law, with particular experience in homicide, offences against the person and sexual cases. Philip defends in the South East exclusively with a very strong reputation on his advocacy and case preparation.


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

Notable Cases


  • 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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