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His determination to succeed for his clients is second to none.

Chambers UK 2024

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. He co-heads the Sport sector team.

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 previously sat 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).

  • Listed as Next Generation Partner, Private Prosecutions, Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Kyle Phillips is quality. His analytical ability is first-rate, and he works tirelessly for his clients." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Kyle Phillips is good for practical advice." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Ian Ryan and Kyle Phillips run a good team and have good practical skills for handling client cases." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Kyle Phillips is a fantastic talent. He is highly regarded in the area of general crime. He works tirelessly for his clients, is always on top of his papers, and has an exceptional knowledge of the law." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Kyle’s affable manner quickly gains the trust of clients. He works well with colleagues to ensure deadlines are met and the work done by his team meets his high standards." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Kyle Phillips combines excellent commercial and legal judgement to provide a hands-on and pragmatic approach." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Ian Ryan, Kyle Phillips, and Jen Harper are excellent and know this field inside out." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Kyle Philips is very experienced, strategic and successful in bringing private prosecutions for clients across a broad spectrum of sectors." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Corporates, Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions, Chambers UK 2024
  • "He has great strategic knowledge that he applies to the bigger picture." Chambers UK 2024
  • "He is an incredibly dynamic and responsive criminal lawyer. He has great strategic knowledge, he's hard-working and has considerable experience in the area." Chambers UK 2024
  • "He is very user-friendly, down to earth, and has great common sense." Chambers UK 2024
  • "Kyle had a great way of bringing the finer detailed points into the broader picture of what the client wanted, and the broader strategy." Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked Up and coming, Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals, Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Kyle is an outstanding lawyer who is relentless in his representation of clients." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "He assimilates complex issues quickly and is always able to offer sensible and effective solutions with a calm confidence. He is very well liked by his clients and consistently gets results." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Kyle inspires confidence through the possession of an incredibly high level of knowledge and expertise, but also by having a very approachable and friendly demeanour." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Kyle is a highly intelligent, diligent and personable lawyer." Chambers HNW 2023
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Corporates, Chambers 2023
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Individuals, Chambers 2023
  • "He has a vast knowledge of financial crime and can tactically approach cases to achieve the best results." Chambers 2023
  • "Kyle Phillips is very clever, engaged and always finds good strategies." Chambers 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Crime, fraud and licensing: Crime: general, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Crime, fraud and licensing: Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals), Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Crime, fraud and licensing: Private Prosecutions, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Dispute resolution: Professional discipline, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Sport, Legal 500 2023
  • "Able to cut through a 100,000 pages of material and get straight to the facts that matter. He has a great ability to stop an investigation becoming a prosecution." Legal 500 2023
  • "As good at managing a prosecution as he is at defending one – exceptional." Legal 500 2023
  • "Kyle Phillips is a versatile and highly intelligent partner who drives his team to aspire to the highest standards. He has an excellent track record in serious general crime cases and is fantastic with clients." Legal 500 2023
  • "Kyle Phillips is a stand out performer. Now at partner level, he is gaining the reputation of a talented lawyer who always delivers." Legal 500 2023
  • "Kyle Phillips is the go to partner for any sports related issue, but particularly footballing disputes." Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Corporates, Chambers 2022
  • Ranked, Financial Crime: Individuals, Chambers 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
  • 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

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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