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Phil Anderson

Year of call: 2014

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Phil welcomes instructions in all areas of practice including crime, family, immigration, personal injury and general civil.


Criminal Law:

Phil’s criminal practice encompasses both prosecution and defence work and involves regular appearances in the Crown and Magistrates courts. He frequently acts on behalf of clients charged  public disorder, violent, sexual and financial offences. Recently he has secured acquittals on charges of domestic violence, drug driving and dangerous driving. Phil regularly defends in road traffic matters, including in special reasons and exceptional hardship hearings.

Family Law:

Phil accepts instructions in all private and public law family proceedings. He regular acts in applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders. He has experience in complex cases involving allegations of domestic abuse, child abuse and cases in which a Guardian has been appointed. Recently Phil was successful in a multi-day fact finding hearing into child abuse.

Phil practises in all aspects of family finance proceedings, including applications pursuant to TOLATA 1996. He represents spouses and co-habitants at all stages of proceedings, and has experience of effectively dealing with litigants in person, successfully securing costs against them where they have acted unreasonably.

Immigration Law:

Phil frequently appears before the First-Tier and Upper-Tier Tribunals and has experience in a wide range of immigration and asylum hearings. Phil has particular experience working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children and victims of trafficking.

Phil has been successful in securing bail for a number of detainees by making arguments in respect of length of time in detention, imminence of removal and has also obtained bail in principle pending suitable accommodation.

Personal Injury & General Civil:

Phil receives instructions in personal injury cases on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He often acts in road traffic cases and cases involving credit hire. He has experience of applications to strike out and has successfully made applications to recover costs over and above those normally available, including on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour. He has further acted for Claimants and Defendants in contractual disputes, and for airlines in matters involving aviation law.

Education Law:

Phil sits as a Clerk to the Independent Panel in school admission appeals.


For a number of years before commencing pupillage, Phil worked for the Royal College of Nursing as an advocate representing nurses in a wide range of disciplinary, capability, grievance and sickness hearings.


King’s College London

Università di Bologna

City Law School


In his spare time Phil enjoys travelling, CrossFit, music and undertaking pro bono work overseas. He has worked in Uganda for a prisons charity and also in Texas with a law firm which exclusively focused on death row cases.

Phil is a fluent Italian speaker and has a good understanding in a number of other languages including Farsi, Spanish and German.

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