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Phillipa Hildyard

Phillipa Hildyard
Year of call:
St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford · BA Jurisprudence
University of Law · BPTC (‘Outstanding’)
Pupil at Park Square Barristers
Tenant at Park Sqaure Barristers
Family Law Bar Association Lawyers for Children North Eastern Circuit
CEDR National Negotiation Competition · Finalist University of Law Negotiation Competition · Winner University of Law Mooting Competition · Finalist

Phillipa frequently appears in the Crown Court, Magistrates Court and Youth Court covering a wide range of offences and hearings for both the prosecution and the defence.

Very impressed with Phillipa. She’s bright, thorough and fully understands the issues.”

– Solicitor recommendation.

Phillipa is regularly instructed to defend in road traffic cases. She has acted on some serious, near-fatal cases in the Crown Court, but she is happy to accept instructions at all levels. She has had recent successes running exceptional hardship arguments as well as a special reasons argument on the basis of a laced drink.

Between March and September 2016, Phillipa completed a secondment at Humberside Police Legal Services. She is therefore extremely familiar with the civil orders which arise in the criminal courts, such as Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, Sexual Risk Orders, Notification Orders, Violent Offender Orders, Domestic Violence Protection Orders, and orders regulating dangerous dogs.

Phillipa also has experience with Proceeds of Crime matters and has appeared in hearings in relation to detention and forfeiture.

Notable Case

  • Chief Constable of Humberside Police v Benjamin Lumby (2016) – Phillipa successfully defended the appeal against a Sexual Harm Prevention Order in Hull Crown Court over a 4-day hearing with vulnerable witnesses.The Court varied the SHPO to make it more onerous. It was reported in the national press.

Contact Phillipa’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211