Philip Morley


Philip is a Grade 3 RASSO lawyer and has a mixed practice receiving instructions from CPS, Trading Standards and defence firms. 

Philip has prosecuted a range of offences including section 18 GBH, armed robbery, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and fraud. 

Philip also receives regular instructions from Trading Standards in regulatory work and has conducted prosecutions in a range of work including prosecutions under Consumer Protection form Unfair Trading Regulations and Taxi Licensing law. 

Philip also defends and has received defence instructions in a range of cases including drugs conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnap, cultivation of cannabis and fraud. He was recently led in an 11 weeks drug conspiracy trial which resulted in a successful acquittal. 

Philip also receives instructions to conduct POCA proceedings for both the CPS and Trading Standards. Philip has also appeared in the Court of Appeal for both prosecution and defence. 

Philip studied law at The University of Leeds before going on to the Bar Vocational Course at Northumbria University. Philip was awarded the Plowden Chambers Prize for the highest overall advocacy mark. 

At the centre of Philip’s practice is client care and his approachable manner has enable Philip to forge good relations with both professional and lay clients. 


Notable Cases

Operation Ebony (2019-2020) – worked as a defence junior during an 11-week trial for a drug conspiracy successfully securing an acquittal. 

Operation Seabrook (2019) – worked as a disclosure junior on the Medomsley Detention Centre prosecutions. It was the largest case of its kind within England. 

  1. v. I (2018) – successfully prosecuted for Durham County Council offences of possessing false trademarks and breaching the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.
  2. v. M (2018) – prosecuted for Durham County Council offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations including engaging in misleading commercial practice and possessing criminal property under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
  3. v. F (2018) – prosecuted for Durham County Council offences under the Weights and Measures Act 1985.
  4. v R (2017) – causing serious injury by dangerous driving: successfully prosecuted case which involved a failure to properly secure the load of the vehicle.
  5. v. T (2017) – section 18 GBH: successfully prosecuted case where defendant had subjected victim to a sustained attack involving the pouring of boiling water over the victim.
  6. v. C (2016) – arranging the commission of a sexual offence: defended casewerean undercover officer had engaged defendant in talk over an adult chat-line. 
  7. v. C (2016) – section 18 GBH: successfully prosecuted case involving a stabbing. Defendant received a9 yearsentence. 
  8. v. S (2016) – armed robbery: prosecuted knife point robbery of a convenience store. The defendant received a 6 ½ year sentence.
  9. v. S (2015) – child abduction: defended allegation that defendant abducted his nephew, the prosecution offered no evidence on day of trial.





Criminal Bar Association

North Eastern Circuit

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