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Nevil Phillips

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Practice Areas

Barrister specialising in commercial and shipping law, including international contracts of sale, sale of goods, carriage of goods, energy, shipbuilding, insurance, insolvency and arbitration; Admiralty law including towage, salvage, collision; associated aspects of dry and wet shipping law.


Qualified 1992; Gray’s Inn; visiting lecturer City University 1993-94; author ‘The Merchant Shipping Act 1995 – An Annotated Guide’, LLP; contributing author ‘Butterworths commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings’, 2005; Editorial Board Member, Lloyd’s Law Reports.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR; supporting member LMAA; Gray’s Inn; Middle Temple.


Languages: French, Spanish (working knowledge in each).

Education: Tunbridge Wells Technical High (later, Grammar) School for Boys; Southampton University (1990 BA Hons); City University (1991 Dip Law); University College, London (1993 LLM).

Interests: Music, the arts, humour, family life.