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Philip Coppel

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Local Government - London (Bar)

Band 4

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Philip Coppel QC
A highly popular choice of local government counsel who is particularly well known for his appellate practice. His broad expertise encompasses further areas, such as information law and commercial disputes.
Strengths: "A very experienced and persuasive advocate who exudes calm when addressing difficult points."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant council in Bellamy v Douglas Borough Council, a long-running claim concerning a building notice.
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Data Protection - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Philip Coppel QC
Draws upon valuable previous experience as a solicitor, and as A Panel counsel, as well as an extensive oeuvre of authoritative writing on the subject. He has an impressive track record of representing an array of clients, ranging from businesses and private individuals to public authorities, in high-profile cases.
Strengths: "He finds angles for the defence that his clients might have not thought about." "He gets straight to the heart of the issues." "He is approachable and his manner of explaining things to the lay person is astonishing."
Recent work: Acted for Inbenta, the company that prepared the payment code that was hacked in Ticketmaster's credit card data breach, in the litigation stemming from the breach.
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Election Law - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Philip Coppel QC
A respected election law silk who acts for returning officers and the Electoral Commission. He advises clients on all aspects of the build-up to elections, as well as matters on election night and its aftermath.
Strengths: "A tenacious barrister who understands the law and takes good points." "He's enthusiastic, a stickler for detail and not one to suffer fools gladly."
Recent work: Acted for the SNP in a challenge to ITV's decision to exclude Nicola Sturgeon from the first general election television debate.
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