Philip Marshall QC


Year of Call: 1987 Year of Silk: 2003

Classified as one of “the Stars at the Bar”

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

One of the Bar’s most successful silks”, Philip Marshall QC is a senior commercial and chancery silk who specialises in complex commercial disputes and commercial fraud, particularly international fraud. He continues to be involved in a number of high profile matters and is “selected for very sophisticated cases”.

In 2009 he was authorised to sit as Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery and Queen’s Bench Division) and regularly acts and advises in several overseas jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Hong Kong. He is called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

Philip is classified in Chambers & Partners as one of “the Stars at the Bar” and is recommended in 8 different practice areas. He is a Legal Commentator for television and was The Times ‘Lawyer of the week’ for work on a major fraud case.

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2019

    The latest edition of Who's Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted that a... Read More

    News

    ‘excellent from top to tail’ says Chambers Global 2019

    Chambers and Partners has now published its 2019 edition of Chambers Global noting that Serle Court is a "key... Read More

  • Events

    C5 Fraud and Asset Tracing Leadership Forum

    Location: TBC Read More

    Events

    Serle Court Cross-Border Litigation Conference

    Location: Crowne Plaza Limassol Hotel, Promachon Eleftherias 2, Agios Athanasios, Limassol 4103, Cyprus Read More

  • ”...full of praise for his ‘creative yet convincing advocacy and terrific ability on his feet in court’”

    Chambers & Partners
  • ”...one of the best - it’s like sending in the Marines!”

    Chambers & Partners

Education & Qualifications

Called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands

MA (First Class), Queens’ College, Cambridge (Squire Scholar)

LLM, Harvard University (Kennedy Scholar)

Fellow, Queen’s College, Cambridge, 1989-1993

Lincoln’s Inn; Denning Scholar 1987

Appointments

Deputy High Court Judge - Chancery Division & Queen’s Bench Division - 2009

Recorder - 2008

Member of the Panel in The London Court of International Arbitration

Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn

Speaker for C5 International Fraud Conferences

Speaker and Chair for Lexis Nexis International Fraud Conferences

Speaker for R3; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; Chancery Bar Association; Television Education Network (legal)

Legal Commentator for Sky News

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association (former committee member)

Insolvency Lawyers Association

Commercial Bar Association

The London Court of Arbitration

Languages

French

BSB Registration

Philip Scott Marshall QC

VAT Number

524153180

In the Press

Interview; Patisserie Valerie Financial Difficulties (October 2018) BBC News, BBC Radio 4 & ITV News

Byline; Legislative Shortcomings Exposed (September 2018) PLC Magazine

Byline; UK laws on investigatory search warrants: outdated and unclear for businesses (August 2018) Financial Director 

Byline; Search warrant rules are outdated in the electronic age (July 2018) The Times

Comments; Day trader sues broker over 'demo' trading platform mix-up (June 2018) Wall Street Journal 

Comments; SFO's Expert Witness 'Debacle' Unlikely To Help Libor Appeals (March 2018) Law 360

Comments; Toys R Us UK and Maplin enter into administration after failing to secure buyers (February) The Accountancy Age

Comments; Thousands of jobs at risk as Maplin and Toys R Us fall into administration - as it happened (February 2018) The Gaurdian

Comments; Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans (February 2018) BBC News

P.Marshall QC and S.Hurst, Jury's out on the SFO/Tesco Fraud Trial (January 2018) Economia 

Awards

Legal 500

Silk of the Year: Insolvency

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2019

    The latest edition of Who's Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted that a... Read More

    News

    ‘excellent from top to tail’ says Chambers Global 2019

    Chambers and Partners has now published its 2019 edition of Chambers Global noting that Serle Court is a "key... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court Cross-Border Litigation Conference

    Location: Crowne Plaza Limassol Hotel, Promachon Eleftherias 2, Agios Athanasios, Limassol 4103, Cyprus Read More

    Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More