St Philips head hands over reins

#St Philips head of chambers William Davis QC has stepped down after four years and been succeeded by James Burbidge QC. Davis said his decision was made to coincide with the arrival of chief executive Mike Kimmons, adding that he believed the set – which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday (14 June) – would benefit from fresh blood at every level of management. Kimmons said: “Chambers owes William a significant debt of gratitude, as during his time the set has increased turnover by 20 per cent and had five practitioners made up to silk.”