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Kyle Phillips. His analytical ability is first-rate and he works tirelessly for his clients. Kyle has enormous talent and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law.

Legal 500 2022

Kyle Phillips is a specialist financial crime and regulatory solicitor with particular expertise advising companies and individuals on fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering matters. 

Kyle has over 10 years' experience representing clients in some of the most high-profile financial crime and regulatory investigations. This includes both domestic and international investigations. Notably, he has been instructed on several high-profile financial crime investigations including Wirecard, Euribor, G4S, Serco, Amec Foster Wheeler, Harlequin and Forex.

Kyle conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporates who suspect criminal wrongdoing. He provides strategic advice to clients seeking to report criminal misconduct to the authorities, and is experienced at bringing private prosecutions.

He provides expert assistance to clients to take preventative financial crime measures, including implementing compliance programmes and undertaking audits of financial crime controls. Kyle is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and together with his vast experience in financial crime investigation, he is particularly skilled at providing anti-money laundering advice and assistance.

He is experienced at advising clients at all stages of a criminal investigation, and continues to advise clients subject to investigation for general crime matters including drugs, assault and sexual offences.

Kyle also advises individuals subject to sports regulatory investigations, including e-sports.  He sits as an Anti-Discrimination Disciplinary Chair for the Football Association. He is also a committee member for the Private Prosecutors' Association and is a former chair of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association. 

Recent work
  • Conducted a worldwide investigation into one of the largest accounting frauds the world has seen on what was once one of the world's largest financial institutions.
  • Instructed to undertake an investigation concerning allegations of serious fraud committed against one of the UK's largest retail companies.
  • Instructed to represent an individual investigated by Esports Integrity Commission.
  • Represented key individuals in the SFO's investigations into G4S and Serco.
  • Successfully represented Achim Kraemer, a senior Deutsche Bank manager who was the only defendant acquitted in the high-profile Euribor trial which concluded in June 2018.
  • Represented a number of individuals in the SFO Amec Foster Wheeler investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in the oil and gas sector (related to the Unaoil and Petrofac investigations).
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Corporates, Chambers UK 2022
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Individuals, Chambers UK 2022
  • "He is widely respected for his diligence and thoroughness, and his work is exemplary." Chambers UK 2022
  • "He is incredibly easy to work with, very approachable and commercially astute." Chambers UK 2022
  • "He has a razor sharp intellect. He is particularly good at developing a close relationship with the client and supporting them through difficult situations" Chambers UK 2021
  • "Kyle Phillips has experience representing individuals before the SFO and HMRC in criminal investigations involving accounting irregularities, fraud and money laundering" Chambers UK 2021
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Crime, fraud and licensing: Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals), Legal 500 2022
  • "His analytical ability is first-rate and he works tirelessly for his clients. Kyle has enormous talent and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law." Legal 500 2022
  • "He is always two steps ahead of prosecutors and investigators. He has achieved excellent results in high-profile cases." Legal 500 2022
  • "Kyle Phillips is a very enthusiastic solicitor, very keen to get ahead and will work tirelessly for clients" Legal 500 2021
  • "Kyle is a very experienced criminal lawyer who has worked on some of the SFO's largest investigations" Legal 500 2021
Did you know
Kyle's principle interests relate to sport and spending time with his children (usually playing or watching sport).


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