Simons Muirhead Burton

Philip Smith

London, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Lawyer profile for UK 2021

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Crime - London (Firms)

Band 1

Philip Smith is joint head of the crime department. He has vast experience in criminal defence, including serious sexual offence and murder charges, and regularly represents high-profile and high net worth individuals.
"During difficult circumstances, Phil was the most delightful and calming influence - he was just fantastic." "An exceptional talent and a go-to person across the whole spectrum of crime." "He is absolutely outstanding - forensic, strategic and reassuring, you know you are in the best possible hands with him."
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Financial Crime: Individuals - London (Firms)

Band 4

Philip Smith acts on complex investigations by the SFO, HRMC and the DOJ, regularly representing senior executives. He is particularly active on matters relating to tax fraud and money laundering.
"He is calm, in control and very good tactically." "He is a very calm and a deep-thinking lawyer who looks at every angle of the case." "He is responsive, attentive and puts his clients first."
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