Nicholas Phillips

Senior Associate
  • Experience

Nick qualified as a Solicitor in 2011, specialising in all aspects of commercial litigation and contentious insolvency. Nick is an experienced Senior Associate in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.

Nick’s clients come from a wide range of sectors, ranging from small businesses to international brands. He has a particular interest in forming links with businesses and being their point of contact for any prospective disputes, whether they may have crystallised or not.

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. Nick has extensive experience in the High Court, as well as with offshore litigation in the Channel Islands and British Virgin Islands.

Nick has a focus on contentious insolvency matters, acting for insolvency practitioners, company directors and bankrupts in all aspects of insolvency litigation. In particular, Nick 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.

Nick’s commercial litigation work covers disputes between shareholders and partners, contractual disputes, disputes concerning personal guarantees, disputed and high-value debt recovery, urgent injunctions, disputes over ownership of goods and land, enforcement of judgments in the UK and abroad, defamation claims and harassment claims. Nick also has experience with trust litigation, particularly disputes between trustees and beneficiaries where there is an offshore element.

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