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Philip Rule


Legal Aid Barrister of the Year 2017

Philip Rule is a member of the following groups at No5 Chambers:

Court of Protection
Immigration, Asylum and Nationality
Inquests, Public Inquiries and Coronial Law
International Human Rights

Prison and Police Law
Public Law
Regulatory & Licensing

He is a Deputy Head of the Public Law Group.
Philip is also an Executive Committee member of the Human Rights Lawyers' Association.

Philip also accepts instructions in mental health cases.


Unexplained Wealth Orders: how they work and who can be caught up in this new legal process

Philip Rule appears on BBC Breakfast TV to discuss appeal

Court of Appeal quashes conviction of man accused of rape in decision of R v K [2017] EWCA Crim 2214

Philip Rule Named Legal Aid Barrister of the Year

Philip Rule returns from Caymans, pays tribute to Samson Law

The Lawyer - Philip Rule named Legal Aid Barrister of the Year

No5 Chamber's Philip Rule obtains injunction to protect Art. 2 right to life of man wanted for murder

BBC 1 interviews Philip Rule concerning IPP sentences: aired 12th September

Philip Rule to address the Adriatic Conference on the principle of Lex Mitior

Four of Philip Rule's cases Published in this weeks Solicitor's Journal and current Archbold News 

The Supreme Court reserves judgment in Lex Mitior Article 7 ECHR Case 

Philip Rule, No5 Chambers reports from the European Court of Human Rights Conference on Crimes of the Past

Lord Chief Justice gives judgement in Philip Rule's IPP appeal case

Parole system found to be in continuing systemic failure

Philip Rule’s case communicated to Government by the ECtHR

Philip defended at a murder retrial in Liverpool in November-December 2015 - Click here for The Lawyer

Administrative Court Digest reports three recent cases advanced by Philip Rule

Supreme Court grants Philip Rule permission to appeal in R v Docherty

Philip Rule succeeds in appeal to quash unlawful IPP over eight years after imposition

Philip Rule succeeds in judicial review to quash decision of the Parole Board in R (Davies) v Parole Board

Seminars Delivered: 

Training delivered to Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors: 13 November 2017, London
Developments in Judicial Review and Human Rights claims

Speaker at No5's Annual Inquest and Public Inquiries seminar 21 April 2016, Birmingham

Introduction to Judicial Review training for claimant solicitors, 6 November 2015, Havant

(specifically addressing costs and funding)

Defending Judicial Review seminar for Local Authorities, 13 October 2015, Birmingham 

(recent caselaw concerning duties of consultation and relationship to amended permission test)

(Chair of afternoon session)

Detention Law Seminar, 26th March 2015, London.
(the ancillary duty implicit within Article 5 ECHR and its relationship to other duties and legal liabilities)

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