Henry Phillips > South Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

South Square
South Square


Henry specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring, banking and financial services, commercial litigation, company law and offshore work.

As well as appearing on a wide range of applications under the Insolvency Act and Rules at all levels, Henry has significant restructuring experience. He regularly advises in relation to IVAs and CVAs and has appeared in many high-profile hearings to convene and sanction complex schemes of arrangement.

Outside of an insolvency context, Henry has substantial experience in financial and commercial work. He frequently advises on securitisations and has particular expertise in the ISDA Master Agreement (1992 and 2002 forms), having appeared in a number of trials concerning its terms. Henry is used to working with large counsel and solicitor teams and has experience in working on multi-week fraud trials.


Called 2008 (Lincoln’s Inn).


Commercial Bar Association.


Worcester College, Oxford University (2005 BA English, First Class); City University (2007 GDL, Distinction); Oxford University (2009 BCL, Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

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Henry Phillips

South Square

Extremely bright, very committed and highly responsive.

South Square ‘continues to dictate the standard to which others must pitch‘, praised one client, saying the set is ‘unrivaled for insolvency-related matters‘. Areas where members particularly stand out include schemes of arrangement, company voluntary arrangements, administrations and liquidations, as well as cross-border matters and insolvency litigation. Highlights for David Allison QC include acting for the company in House of Fraser’s scheme of arrangement, and the special court-appointed managers conducting the liquidation of Carillion. Daniel Bayfield QC acted for the creditor in Re OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan. Felicity Toube QC is noted for international proceedings, with particular experience before courts in the Cayman Islands. Henry Phillips was led by William Trower QC in Noble Group Limited; a complex scheme of arrangement involving a restructuring of $4bn of its liabilities. Trowers QC has recently been appointed to the Chancery Division of the High Court.