"St Philips Chambers continues to be a leading light in the Midlands for all matters insolvency."
Chambers UK
"St Philips Chambers continues to be a leading light in the Midlands for all matters insolvency."
Chambers UK

St Philips is the leading chambers in the Midlands for insolvency and is increasingly using its offices in Leeds and London to expand its reach to service high quality work in other areas including London, Leeds and Manchester. According to Chambers UK 2016: "St Philips Chambers continues to be a leading light in the Midlands for all matters insolvency. It is home to an impressive team of insolvency barristers, from the silks down to the junior level. It represents both regional and national clients and has a well-earned reputation for client satisfaction." Legal 500 describes St Philips’ insolvency work as a “strength” as part of its “top class” commercial team.

We recognise that clients demand specialist knowledge from barristers who are good on their feet, commercially minded and approachable. St Philips, with its dedicated team, can provide that and back it with a professional clerking team that is client-focused and responsive.

Each member of our team has significant experience of insolvency work and expertise spans all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency law including:

• Administration
• Liquidation
• CVAs
• Receiverships
• Misfeasance claims
• Directors’ disqualification
• Bankruptcy
• IVAs
• Cross-border issues

The quality and knowledge of the team is demonstrated by recommendations in the legal press in relation to Insolvency. Chambers UK describes Avtar Khangure QC as "the leading insolvency silk in the Midlands…he is intellectually outstanding". Sandra Bristoll issingled out “for her mental agility and stellar client service” whilst James Morgan QC is described as "very experienced in all areas of insolvency law, and is an excellent advocate.". Matthew Weaver is identified as "knowledgeable, commercial, user-friendly and good on his feet", Marc Brown as "reliable, commercial and good value" and Amit Gupta as "An extremely impressive junior who has established an excellent reputation in commercial litigation, demonstrating particular strength in insolvency matters". The Legal 500 also recommends members whilst stating that John Randall QC "is impressive in any arena", that Paul Dean is "good on detail and helpful" and that Ali Tabari "has the knack of getting to the root of an issue quickly". Mark Spackman is as a "Leading junior (top tier) in the field of commercial, banking and insolvency".

There are numerous reported cases involving members of the team. Members of the team contribute articles to specialist publications, including Corporate Rescue & Insolvency and Recovery Magazine (in which St Philips has regular case note sections) and Insolvency Intelligence. They also regularly provide seminars to solicitors and insolvency practitioners.

We recognise that funding can sometimes be an issue and in appropriate cases, members of the team are prepared to consider acting on a conditional fee basis. Whatever our decision, we will always try to provide a clear answer to funding issues as quickly as possible.

Contact Clerks

  • Birmingham | Tel: 0121 246 7010
  • London | Tel: 020 7440 6900
  • Leeds | Tel: 0113 244 6691

Barristers List

Insolvency & Restructuring Barristers

    • John Randall QC
    • Year Of Call: 1978
    • Silk: 1995
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
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    • Avtar Khangure QC
    • Year Of Call: 1985
    • Silk: 2003
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • James Morgan QC
    • Year Of Call: 1996
    • Silk: 2017
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Mark Spackman
    • Year Of Call: 1986
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Colin Wright
    • Year Of Call: 1987
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Sandra Bristoll
    • Year Of Call: 1989
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2089
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    • Paul J Dean
    • Year Of Call: 2001
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2092
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    • Matthew Weaver
    • Year Of Call: 2002
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Marc Brown
    • Year Of Call: 2004
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7048
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    • Ali Tabari
    • Year Of Call: 2006
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2197
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    • Amit Gupta
    • Year Of Call: 2006
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7003
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    • Lydia Pemberton
    • Year Of Call: 2006
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7037
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    • Iqbal Mohammed
    • Year Of Call: 2007
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7090
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    • Helen Gardiner
    • Year Of Call: 2007
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7417
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    • Robert Mundy
    • Year Of Call: 2008
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2076
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    • Kate Rogers
    • Year Of Call: 2009
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Jonathan Gale
    • Year Of Call: 2009
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7418
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    • Gavin McLeod
    • Year Of Call: 2010
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
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    • Katie Longstaff
    • Year Of Call: 2013
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Oberon Kwok
    • Year Of Call: 2014
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • Daniel Webb
    • Year Of Call: 2015
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
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    • James Garnier
    • Year Of Call: 2015
    • Silk:
    • Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 6900
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