Senior Associate Nick Phillips joins Birketts’ Commercial Litigation Team


11 January 2022

Birketts’ top-tier Commercial Litigation Team has been boosted by the arrival of Senior Associate Nick Phillips.

Nick has acted for clients across a wide range of sectors, ranging from small businesses to international brands assisting them resolve all manner of commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on contractual and shareholder disputes.  He has also acted for insolvency practitioners, company directors and bankrupts in all aspects of insolvency litigation. He has a successful practice in pursing preference and other Insolvency Act claims against directors, along with obtaining possessions in bankruptcy. Nick has also repeatedly assisted those subject to insolvency proceedings with defeating claims against them.

Prior to joining Birketts, Nick worked for a number of years as a Solicitor in London’s West End and later for a regional firm. He also has extensive experience in the High Court, as well as with offshore litigation in the Channel Islands and British Virgin Islands.

Speaking after his appointment, Nick said: “I’m excited to get to work at Birketts. The firm has a brilliant ethos that I share, going the extra mile to ensure the needs of its clients are always met. Commercial litigation is such an important field of law – disputes regarding insolvency in particular can exert an incredible amount of pressure on clients regardless of their part in the matter. The constructive and creative approach lawyers at Birketts take to each of these unique situations is vital to reaching the desired conclusion for our clients.”

Daden Hunt, Partner in Birkett’s Commercial Litigation Team, added: “Lawyers of Nick’s calibre are an incredible asset to any law firm, so we are delighted to see him join us in commercial litigation. Our client’s will quickly see the benefit of another lawyer with the drive and acumen our specialists are known for, bringing with him the experience of a varied career in the UK and internationally. Thanks to the rest of my colleagues for welcoming him to the team.”