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Phil Smith

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Simons Muirhead & Burton

Work Department

Crime and Regulatory (joint-head)

Position

Partner with over 25 years’ experience in high stakes criminal cases, often requiring sensitive handling and a strategic approach to crisis manage the potential reputational impact.

Career

Trained and qualified in 1993 at Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson; solicitor at Tuckers initially from 1996, Partner and Head of Private Crime Department 2009-2017

Languages

English

Member

Fraud Lawyers Association; London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association

Education

Arnold School, Lancashire 1973-1987; Cardiff University 2(i) LLB (Hons) 1990; College of Law 1991

Leisure

14 handicap golfer; swimming; the arts; fine-dining; Sabreur


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Phillip Smith - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Crime: general

Simons Muirhead & Burton advises on a broad range of general crime matters such as drug offences, theft, complex sexual offences and media-related criminal law. It is adept at handling sensitive cases for celebrities and high-net-worth individuals. Anthony Burton CBE heads the department with ‘a wealth and breadth of experience’. Philip Smith joined as partner from Tuckers Solicitors , he has ‘an excellent client manner and gives clear and effective advice in dealing with highly complex and serious issues’. Pamela Reddy left the firm for Norton Rose Fulbright. Recent highlights included advising a former parliamentary candidate with mental health issues who has been accused arson with intent to danger life and possession of class A drugs and a stun gun.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Simons Muirhead & Burton  is adept at handling a variety of fraud matters including cybercrime, market abuse, mis-selling, insider dealing and tax evasion. The firm continues to act for a defendant in the EURIBOR SFO investigation in a multibillion-pound case. The ‘extremely experienced, smart and charmingAnthony Burton co-heads the team alongside new arrival Philip Smith, who is ‘a high-quality addition to the team and a fierce litigator with a fantastic desire to succeed for his clients’. Smith and associate Henrietta Ronson joined from Tuckers Solicitors. Pamela Reddy left the firm for Norton Rose Fulbright .

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