Philip Haworth

  • Year of Call 2006

Instruct Philip

Introduction

Introduction

Philip is an experienced civil barrister. He accepts work in all areas of civil work specialising in advice and advocacy. He has a particular interest in general property-based litigation, including residential and commercial landlord and tenant, disrepair and service charge disputes. He accepts instructions in matters relating to land use and licensing. As part of his property work, Philip also deals with negligence arising from property transactions that have gone wrong.  

Philip is known for his ability to relate to clients from a range of backgrounds often representing clients who have special vulnerabilities.   

Prior to coming to the Bar, Philip worked for the BBC as a journalist and has particular expertise in matters relating to brands, reputation and confidentiality.  

Philip also accepts instructions in general civil litigation, Licensing Act 2003 matters, employment and crime including fraud.

Property

Property

Property – including advising and acting in mortgage repossession claims, disputes over payment protection insurance, professional negligence in conveyancing, and orders for sale.

Commercial landlord and tenant – advising and acting in Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 matters, including disputes over rent reviews.

Residential landlord and tenant – advising and acting in all aspects of housing law, including possession claims, disrepair, harassment, unlawful eviction and anti-social behaviour (encompassing ancillary orders in the Magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court and County Court, premises closure orders, protection from harassment and nuisance).

Housing and homelessness – including succession, equality duties, vulnerability, anti-social behaviour and Housing Act 1996 s.204 appeals encompassing a wide range of suitability issues.

Licensing – advising and acting in cases of breaches of mandatory and selective licences, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and proceedings in associated rent repayment orders.

Planning – including change of use, disputes over permitted development, appeals, and advising and acting in cases of breaches of enforcement notices in the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts and associated Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 asset confiscations.

Housing

Housing

Philip has a longstanding interest  and commitment to the provision and protection of social housing. He is instructed by claimants but also those defending claims for possession, closure orders, nuisance claims, disrepair, and service charge disputes.  He deals with all aspects of Houses in Mutiple Occupation (HMO) both for landlords and tenants.  

Philip regularly deals with anti-social behaviour (encompassing ancillary orders in the Magistrates and Crown Courts and Housing Act 1996 s. 04 appeals including those dealing with suitability issues.  

Landlord & Tenant

Landlord & Tenant

Philip undertakes a full range of landlord and tenant work, including disrepair, service charge disputes,  rent reviews, forfeiture and enforcement of covenants. He acts for both claimants and defendants in commercial and domestic leasehold disputes. 

Employment

Employment

Philip has extensive experience representing clients who have experienced unfair or constructive dismissal and a variety of dismissal claims.  

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Philip advises on both quantum and liability in personal injury claims and represents both claimants and defendants in multi-track and fast-track trials.  

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Philip has an interest in issues relating to brands, reputation, privacy and confidentiality  He has been instructed and successfully defended in the following areas:  

  • Trade Marks – advising on applications, advising and acting in cases of Trade Mark infringement including criminal proceedings under the Trade Marks Act 1994 s.92 and Fraud Act 2006, and also associated Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 asset confiscations.
  • Passing off – advising on the relevant tests for passing off, injunctions, damages, account of profits and other relief.
  • Privacy and confidentiality – including advising on the “right to be forgotten” and appeals against decisions under Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
  • Restraint of trade – advising and acting in disputes over restrictive covenants in employment contracts and also whistle-blowing.

 

Licensing

Licensing

Philip acts in a range of cases dealing with licensed users, including alcohol and gambling licences, change of use applications, and breaches of planning orders. He provides advice from the outset, including pre-application to assist in ensuring that the case is put to the relevant licensing authorities in a way that enhances the prospects of a successful outcome. He appears in appeals against refusal of a licensing application.  

He is fully familiar with the legal regime relating to Houses in Multiple Occupation  (HMOs).

Qualifications

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (Lond) 1st Class

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Lord Denning Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.

Publications

Publications

  • ‘Codifying Russia’s Intellectual Property Law’, [2008] European Intellectual Property Review, Thomson, Sweet and Maxwell
  • ‘Cyrillic Script: Country Code Top-Level Domain Names’ [2008] E-Commerce, Law and Policy, Cecile Park Publishing
  • ‘The AllofMP3 Case: Analysis and Developments’ (internet piracy), [2007] E-Commerce, Law and Policy, Cecile Park Publishing

Direct Access

Direct Access

Philip is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Philip on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk.