Philip Stott specialises in defending proceedings brought against professional individuals, particularly in the context of medical and legal professions, and in prosecuting and defending serious and organised crime at the highest level. Philip also prosecutes and defends in allegations of criminal fraud. He is a Treasury Counsel monitoree.
Philip is sought after for highly sensitive and complex cases. He acted as trial counsel for the prosecution in the ‘largest burglary in English legal history’ (the 2015 Hatton Garden burglary), the first ever prosecution of a MP under the Parliamentary Standards Act (R v Chris Davies) and the first prosecution of senior bank executives for wrong doing connected with the 2008 global financial crisis (SFO v Jenkins and others). He is frequently instructed on a private basis by leading law firms and their clients.
Philip’s experience includes prosecuting and defending cases involving allegations of: homicide, including allegations of medical negligence or involving expert evidence; acquisitive crime, including crimes of high levels of violence, blackmail or sophisticated dishonesty; sexual offending, including rape and the abuse of children; large scale cases of money laundering and/or fraud; the supply of drugs, particularly over international borders; and misconduct by public officials or lawyers.