Philippa Eastwood > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 DOUGHTY STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2LS
England

Position

Philippa specialises in criminal defence law, courts martial, and financial and regulatory law.  Instructed in diverse cases from serious violence to drug offences and offences of dishonesty, she has established a reputation for determined and incisive defending.  Philippa has particular expertise in financial crime.  She is regularly instructed in significant cases of complex fraud and money laundering offences.  Whilst she is a specialist defence advocate, she has acted as independent counsel for the SFO, considering material for the determination of legal professional privilege.  Philippa has a reputation for strength in marshalling and managing voluminous material, meticulous case preparation, and intelligent advocacy.  Recent cases include defending an allegation of tax cheat of value over £60 million pertaining to an environmental tax scheme, an HMRC prosecution of over £4 million pertaining to film schemes, a historic murder case, and drug importation of 50kg heroin.

Career

Called 2003.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Bar Human Rights Committee

Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Liberty

Education

Atlantic College (international Baccalaureate); Oxford University (BA, philosophy politics and economics, first class); King’s College London (LLM, environmental law and human rights, distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

Within: Leading Juniors -

Philippa Eastwood



Doughty Street Chambers



Her advocacy and written work are compelling and cogent.

London Bar > Crime

Within: Leading Juniors -

Philippa Eastwood



Doughty Street Chambers



She has a fantastic rapport with lay clients.