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Elliott is an internationally recognised barrister and specialises in commercial litigation and international contentious trusts disputes. His practice also includes civil fraud, asset tracing, insolvency, shareholders disputes. Elliott has also developed Signature’s financial services regulation and litigation expertise in Gibraltar acting for the Financial Services Commission in a number of contentious regulatory matters.

Primarily based in Gibraltar, Elliott is regularly instructed by leading international firms in global commercial litigation in which Gibraltar proceedings are issued or there is a strong Gibraltar connection to litigation. Elliott has considerable experience in the area of international trusts and estates disputes, and appears before the Chancery Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar on matters relating to the administration of trusts and particularly in relation to applications for directions brought by Trustees and claims brought by beneficiaries.

Recent instructions include acting for an excluded beneficiary against an international corporate trustee in a multibillion pound cross border trust dispute before the Supreme Court of Gibraltar and Court of Appeal, acting for a beneficiary against a leading corporate trustee on a complex, long running billion pound trust dispute involving multiple trusts before the Supreme Court of Gibraltar, acting for international corporate trustee in relation to a spousal attack on a Gibraltar Asset Protection Trust before the Supreme Court of Gibraltar,  acting for the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in respect to the appointment of inspectors over licensed and regulated activities of a public listed entity and acting for a telecommunications company in an appeal under the Communications Act 2006 against the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority.

In 2015, Elliott was duly elected as a Member of Parliament in the Gibraltar Parliament and is currently serving as HM Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.


Partner ISOLAS 2002; Partner Signature Litigation 2017


University of Plymouth

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Gibraltar > Dispute resolution

Boutique disputes practice Signature Litigation AARPI  specialises in high-value commercial litigation, contentious trusts and estates matters, regulatory issues and insolvency cases. Much of the work involves cross-border elements. Elliott Phillips, who is a specialist in international trusts and estates disputes, is the main contact. His practice also covers civil fraud, asset tracing, insolvency and shareholder disputes. Associate Steven De Lara is also recommended.