Phillip Patterson

Phillip has a wide-ranging commercial and insolvency practice with experience of high-value and complex disputes.

He has particular expertise in technical company law issues, which makes him a popular choice for claims involving allegations of mismanagement and breach of duty as well as shareholder disputes. Phillip handles a wide variety of banking and financial services disputes where his postgraduate qualification in banking law gives him a decided edge. A significant proportion of Phillip's current and recent work concerns corporate and personal insolvency, a field in which Phillip is fast becoming a go-to junior for a range of matters.

Phillip also has experience of consumer contract issues, professional negligence claims and a variety of private client disputes.

Phillip regularly contributes to a number of academic and professional publications, providing topical insights into matters across his areas of practice. He is also current an editor of the volume of Atkin's Court Forms on Corporate Insolvency.
Contributed to


Personal injury claims involving a bankrupt or insolvent party
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the issues that practitioners should consider if a party to a personal injury claim has been made bankrupt or insolvent. With some limited exceptions, a personal injury claim cannot be made by or against a bankrupt or insolvent party without the agreement of the trustee in bankruptcy, the administrator or the court. Practical guidance is provided on what bankruptcy and insolvency involves and the potentially significant implications for a personal injury claim. It also provides tips on how to identify an insolvent party.

Voluntary arrangement of general partnerships
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Phillip Patterson of Hardwicke Chambers, looks at partnership voluntary arrangements (or PVAs) for general partnerships, what they are, who can propose one, the role of the insolvency practitioner as nominee and supervisor, the moratorium, the implementation procedure, challenges to PVAs and completion or termination of them.

Other work

Checklist: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Making and administering a statutory declaration by video conference

This Checklist provides practical guidance on making and administering a statutory declaration in insolvency proceedings using video conference technology in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Practice areas




  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Q&A Panel


  • BA (Jurisprudence), Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
  • LLM, University College London

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