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Local government litigation solicitor handed judicial post

A senior solicitor in the litigation department at City of Wolverhampton Council has been appointed as a judge.

Richard Phillips has been appointed as a Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal in the Midlands (East) region and as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber in the Midlands.

He has been a member of Wolverhampton’s litigation team since 2012, conducting litigation and undertaking advocacy for client departments covering all aspects of civil, regulatory crime and public law.

Earlier this month Warren Shackleton, a senior litigation solicitor at housing association Network Homes and a former lawyer at Brent Council, was appointed as a part-time Deputy District Judge.

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