Mark Phillips KC > South Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Mark Phillips QC is Company and Insolvency Silk of the year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018. Mark’s clients have included liquidators, directors, sportsmen, sports clubs, the Football League and the Governor of the Bank of England.

Mark is an advocate with over 30 years’ experience, 20 of which have been as Silk.  He successfully represented the GT Liquidators in the Saad fraud trial that lasted for 129 days in Court over 12 months.  His trial advocacy includes successfully defending the Bank of England against the claim made arising out of its regulation of BCCI (a trial that lasted 2 years).  His current cases include representing Lehman US (LBHI), and the receivers of Blackpool FC.

Mark has led or appeared in several cases in the House of Lords and Supreme Court (Lehman’s Pensions appeal; Toshoku Finance, Paramount Airways, Leyland Daf, Sher v Policyholders Protection Board and Bank of England).  Mark’s first appearance in the Court of Appeal was at the start of his practice in 1986 in the ground-breaking case, West Mercia Safetywear v Dodd.

Mark also has an extensive sports law practice.  He was involved in the establishment of the Premier League for the “big 5 clubs” and has appeared at several disciplinary and regulatory hearings.  He has appeared for Lewis Hamilton in relation to several matters including the “Ferrari Gate” hearing (that attracted the headline “QC saves Hamilton”).

Career

Called 1984; QC 1999; appointed Recorder 2000.

Memberships

International Insolvency Institute; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (Past President); Association of Business Recovery Professionals (Fellow and past Council Member); INSOL International; INSOL Europe; Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Bristol University (1982 LLB; 1983 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Mark Phillips KCSouth Square ‘The best there is in F1 regulatory. Elite status in motorsport.’

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Mark Phillips KCSouth Square ‘Mark is an excellent trial lawyer and always relishes the challenge – exactly who you want acting for you when the rest of the courtroom is opposing you.’

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Mark Phillips KCSouth Square ‘Astute and incisive. A force to be reckoned with in court.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 6

Mark Phillips KCSouth Square ‘Mark is an excellent trial lawyer and always relishes the challenge – exactly who you want acting for you when the rest of the courtroom is opposing you.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark Phillips KCSouth Square ‘Mark is an excellent trial lawyer and always relishes the challenge – exactly who you want acting for you when the rest of the courtroom is opposing you.’