Elliott Phillips > Signature Litigation LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

Litigation, Private Wealth Disputes


Elliott is an internationally recognised barrister (qualifying in England and Gibraltar in 2002) and specialises in global commercial litigation, offshore contentious trusts, estates and private wealth disputes.

His practice also includes civil fraud, asset tracing, insolvency and shareholder disputes. Uniquely, Elliott is also able to accept instructions to appear before all Courts in England and Wales.

Primarily based in Gibraltar, Elliott is regularly instructed by leading international firms in which Gibraltar proceedings are issued or where there is a strong Gibraltar connection to the litigation. Elliott has considerable experience in the area of contentious trusts and appears regularly before the Chancery Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council on matters relating to the administration of trusts.

Elliott’s cases involve removal of trustees, protectors and executors, challenging trustees’ decisions, breach of trust, advising trustees and beneficiaries on freezing orders, in both domestic and in support of foreign proceedings, as well as advising on trusts in the divorce context.

Elliott is recognised in the Private Client Global Elite, a global directory of elite lawyers advising UHNW clients. In 2020 he was also recognised by Citywealth’s Leaders List as on of the Top 100 Trust Litigators and Top 35 Private Client Litigators (Europe).

In 2015, Elliott was duly elected as a Member of Parliament in Gibraltar and served as the Shadow Minister for Justice between November 2015 and November 2017 and as HM Leader of the Opposition from 4 December 2017 to 19 October 2019. Elliott was re-elected in 2019 for a further four years and currently serves as Shadow Minister for Health and the Environment.


Associate, ISOLAS, 2002; Senior Associate, ISOLAS, 2006; Head of Disputes, ISOLAS, 2010; Founding Partner, Gibraltar office, Signature Litigation, 2016.


Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.


University of Plymouth. 

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Dispute resolution

With offices in both London and Gibraltar,  dispute boutique Signature Litigation LLP is able to advise both local clients and international businesses on commercial disputes and regulatory issues. The group is also active in several other areas, such as contentious trusts and private wealth. Elliott Phillips leads the team and handles a range of disputes including those relating to asset tracing and civil fraud. Steven de Lara left the firm in 2021.