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Phil Taylor, Senior Associate

Phil Taylor

Senior Associate


Japanese (competent)

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Phil is a Senior Associate in our Corporate Crime and Investigations team, and is a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal) in the courts of England and Wales.

Phil specialises in advising clients in relation to bribery, fraud, money laundering and investigations, as well as white collar and general criminal defence.

His recent experience includes:

  • advising a corporate client in relation to an SFO investigation and subsequent negotiation of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement;
  • successfully defending an individual at a long-running Crown Court trial in respect of multiple allegations of high-value criminal tax fraud;
  • conducting bribery, tax evasion and money laundering risk assessments, carrying out policy reviews, and delivering training;
  • giving bespoke advice on the Bribery Act, Fraud Act, Criminal Finances Act, Proceeds of Crime Act and Money Laundering Regulations; and
  • representing clients in relation to police, SFO and NCA investigations, enquiries, requests and production orders; and

Phil also has experience of civil litigation, including matters before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as regulatory matters. He plays a key role in the firm's pro bono projects.

Phil has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham and an LLB from the University of London. He previously spent several years working in Japan and Hong Kong and has a background in IT and legal journalism.