Just the type of senior Silk you want in your corner in a challenging commercial case"

- Legal 500

Why Choose Philip

Just the type of senior Silk you want in your corner in a challenging commercial case"

- Legal 500

Why Choose Philip

Practice

Philip Shepherd is a market leading commercial lawyer. He is recognised as a robust and no-nonsense advocate, whilst being sensitive to the commercial realities of a case, specialising particularly but not exclusively in;

  • Aviation Law
  • International, Offshore and Jurisdictional disputes
  • Arbitration
  • LLP and Partnership disputes
  • Civil Fraud, Asset Tracing and Injunctions
  • Arts and Antiquities

Approach

Philip is acknowledged by clients, solicitors and barristers as being approachable, easy to work with and a team player.

The Legal 500 2020 recommends Philip. He is said to be ‘highly intelligent and focused – a great advocate with an incisive mind‘ and is seen as ‘Outstanding’. ‘He has a natural gravitas combined with an instinctive sense of the commercial realities of a dispute.’

Chambers & Partners 2020 recommends Philip in Aviation, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Travel. ‘Philip’s legal expertise is reassuringly evident. He immerses himself in the case before him and is also approachable and commercial in his advice and thinking.’ One instructing solicitor said ‘He’s a tenacious cross-examiner who will fight tooth and nail for his client’. He has been described as ‘A seasoned practitioner with an unrivalled specialism in aviation law’ as well as ‘Outstanding for aviation work.’ Solicitors see Philip as ‘a very tough operator and a good advocate’.

Conflicts

Being a sole practitioner in his own chambers, Philip is not hindered by possible conflicts of interest which can arise when in a large set of chambers where two or  more barristers from the same set can be instructed in the same case.