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Phil Taylor, Associate

Phil Taylor

Associate

Languages

Japanese (conversational)

Practice areas

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

Practice notes

Phil is an associate in our financial services disputes and investigations group, 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 financial crime, with a particular focus on fraud, bribery and corruption, tax evasion and money laundering.

His recent experience includes:

  • successfully defending an individual at a long-running Crown Court trial in respect of multiple allegations of high-value criminal tax fraud;
  • conducting ABC, AML and CFA risk assessments and policy reviews;
  • giving bespoke advice on the Bribery Act, Fraud Act, Criminal Finances Act and Proceeds of Crime Act, Money Laundering Regulations 2017/2019;
  • representing clients in police, SFO and NCA investigations; and
  • advising global companies in relation to internal investigations including potential corporate criminal liability.

Phil has also worked on High Court and Court of Appeal civil litigation, responses to SFO investigations and representations to the European Bank of Regional Development and other regulatory bodies.

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.