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

South Square
3-4 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5HP
England

Position

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.

Career

Called 2008 (Lincoln’s Inn).

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Henry PhillipsSouth Square ‘Henry is an absolute star. He is extremely responsive and user friendly, and he provides work of the highest quality.’

The foremost insolvency and restructuring chambers‘, South Square continues to impress with a host of silks and juniors involved in the most significant and thorny issues in the market. Multiple barristers from chambers have been involved in the high-profile collapse of supply chain finance funder Greensill Capital: Glen Davis KC leading Matthew Abraham acting for Credit Suisse Asset Management, and on the opposite side for the administrators, David Allison KC leads Ryan Perkins. Chambers has also been involved in key cases regarding CVAs, one of the most notable being Caffé Nero’s successful defence of its CVA, where they were represented by Tom Smith KC leading Henry Phillips, Adam Al-Attar appearing on the opposite side for the EG Group. Energy company administrations were a major feature of the 2021 workload too, and again members of chambers were a regular fixture in the most significant. In the case of Bulb Energy Limited, which at the time of its collapse was the UK’s seventh biggest electricity supplier, Mark Arnold KC acted for the proposed administrators, leading Richard Fisher KC and Henry Phillips.

The foremost insolvency and restructuring chambers‘, South Square continues to impress with a host of silks and juniors involved in the most significant and thorny issues in the market. Multiple barristers from chambers have been involved in the high-profile collapse of supply chain finance funder Greensill Capital: Glen Davis KC leading Matthew Abraham acting for Credit Suisse Asset Management, and on the opposite side for the administrators, David Allison KC leads Ryan Perkins. Chambers has also been involved in key cases regarding CVAs, one of the most notable being Caffé Nero’s successful defence of its CVA, where they were represented by Tom Smith KC leading Henry Phillips, Adam Al-Attar appearing on the opposite side for the EG Group. Energy company administrations were a major feature of the 2021 workload too, and again members of chambers were a regular fixture in the most significant. In the case of Bulb Energy Limited, which at the time of its collapse was the UK’s seventh biggest electricity supplier, Mark Arnold KC acted for the proposed administrators, leading Richard Fisher KC and Henry Phillips.