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Philip Sapsford KC

Permanent Court Member

Philip Sapsford KC is resident in Switzerland but has a practice with an international dimension following a distinguished career at the Bar and on the Bench in London

  • Appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in 1992
  • Appointed a Recorder of the Crown `court in1997
  • Appointed a Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 2003
  • Appointed as a Deputy Judge of the High Court in London in 2004

He is a specialist in Human Rights and has appeared as amicus before many US State Supreme Courts including the presentation of oral argument. This culminated in the United States Supreme Court landmark decision [5-4] of Roper v Simmons 125 S. Ct. 1183 [March 2005] whereby the death penalty was abolished throughout all of the United States for juvenile offenders.

He is also a specialist in the confidential settlement of disputes between high worth individuals including family disputes, many of which he presided on as a judge in the High Court in London.