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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC

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Philip Marshall QC

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Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)


Barrister specialising in: commercial fraud (Orb v Ruhan; Constantin Medien v Ecclestone; BTA v Ablyazov; Aeroflot v Berezovsky; Lexi v Luqman; Rabobank v NatWest; AWG v Morrison; Cala Cristal v Al-Borno; Canada Trust v Stolzenberg; Zakharov v White; Berry Trade v Moussavi); company/insolvency (Re Lehman Brothers, Tesco profit misstatement claims; Re Spartan Capital Ltd; Re Coroin Ltd; Broughton v Hicks (Re Liverpool FC); Re Lexi Holdings; AWG v Morrison; Fraser v Oystertec Plc; Re Murjani, BIM v Maxwell; Re Hare Wines; Re Northwest Holdings; Haig v Aitken; Rooney v Cardona; MT Realisations v Digital Equipment and Re MCI-Worldwide); professional negligence (Lexi v Pannone; Brown v GRE; Peach Publishing v Slater; Goose v Wilson Sandford); banking (RBS Rights Issue litigation (Greenwood v Goodwin); Sirius v FAI; Wahda Bank v Arab Bank); general commercial litigation (Shanshal v Al-Kishtaini (sanctions legislation illegality) and De Beer v Kannar (Brussels Convention/ security for costs)).


Qualified 1987; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2003; Recorder 2008; Deputy High Court Judge 2009; former Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge; publications: joint editor and contributor ‘The Practice & Procedure of the Companies Court’ 1997 LLP; contributor on insolvency and company procedure in ‘Civil Appeals’ (ed. Sir Michael Burton).




Chancery Bar Association; Insolvency Lawyers Association.


Merchiston Castle School; Queens’ College, Cambridge (MA); Harvard Law School (LLM).


Football; horse racing, cricket.

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA clever and robust, but nuanced, advocate.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtVery robust in his assessment of the merits and inspires confidence in the client.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtAn outstanding advocate whose attention to detail is second to none.

Within: Company and partnership

A great set’, Serle Court is ‘stocked with magnificent lawyers’. Company law is a particular focus of its members, who are often involved in significant company litigation with an international element. Philip Marshall QC and Matthew Morrison successfully defended the independent directors of Carlyle Capital Corporation against allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty and wrongful trading in Carlyle Capital Corporation (CCC) v Conway & others. Timothy Collingwood was involved in Re Burberry Group Plc which was at the Court of Appeal.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA brilliant advocate with outstanding skills across the whole discipline and feared by opponents.

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Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtFeared by opponents.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtExcellent attention to detail and a powerful advocate.

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Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtOutstanding skills across the discipline, he is a brilliant advocate who is feared by opponents.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtInspires confidence.

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