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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

Philip Smith - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Crime: general

Simons Muirhead & Burton's crime team is jointly led by Anthony Burton CBE and Philip Smith. The firm is well-known for acting for high-net-worth individuals and celebrities across a range of sensitive cases. Recent work for the group includes sexual assault cases, murder, bribery, armed robbery, media-related criminal law, theft and drug offences.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Simons Muirhead & Burton advises clients on bribery, corruption, money laundering, sanctions and financial fraud cases. The firm is seeing an increase in instructions relating to pre-charge and  pre-investigation advice. It represents clients in criminal and civil courts and also in SFO investigations. Co-head of team Anthony Burton CBE is particularly adept at handling financial crime matters. Philip Smith, who also heads the team, focuses on corruption, public inquiries and money laundering.

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