Phil Roberts#3856

Phil Roberts

Phil began his career in debt recovery over 20 years ago and went on to join national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP in 2004. He is now a partner in the firm and jointly leads the firm's Debt Recovery team. The team is one of the largest in the UK, and its client base includes government departments, local authorities, utility companies, insurance companies, commercial businesses and FCA regulated companies.

Phil leads on all complex cases and technical queries and manages a personal caseload of bespoke, complex recovery actions. He has particular expertise in insolvency action (defended and undefended), all forms of debt litigation (volume, defended and undefended), enforcement, judicial review, complex orders for sale and leasehold recoveries.

The Debt Recovery team is ranked in tier 1 by the Legal 500 and Phil has been recognised by clients previously in the directory for providing 'proactive recovery solutions', being 'calm and reassuring' and being 'Diligent and conscientious'.

Phil is recognised as an expert in the field of debt recovery litigation and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and other events.
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Enforcement case study—pre and post action protection and recovery
Enforcement case study—pre and post action protection and recovery
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in conjunction with Phil Roberts of Clarke Wilmott , provides a case study for consideration of the different means, in both a pre-action and post action context, of protecting a prospective/actual judgment creditor in terms of debt recovery—here a supplier of shoes. It covers the basic concepts of guarantees, retention of title clauses and enforcement processes such as charging orders and third party debt orders with links through to related content on these subjects.

I have obtained County Court judgment for £4,000—what are my options?
I have obtained County Court judgment for £4,000—what are my options?
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in conjunction with Phil Roberts of Clarke Willmott LLP, outlines the different methods of enforcement available from the perspective of someone having just obtained a County Court judgment for £7,500.

I have obtained High Court judgment for £100,000—what are my options?
I have obtained High Court judgment for £100,000—what are my options?
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Phil Roberts of Clarke Willmott LLP, outlines the different methods of enforcement available from the perspective of someone having just obtained a High Court judgment for £100,000.

When to seek a third party debt order—spotting the opportunities
When to seek a third party debt order—spotting the opportunities
Practice notes

This Practice Note is designed to assist in spotting opportunities for when a Third Party Debt Order (TPDO) can be used as a means of enforcing a money judgment.

Practice areas

Membership

  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Q&A Panel

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