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He has a razor sharp intellect. He is particularly good at developing a close relationship with the client and supporting them through difficult situations.

Chambers Uk 2021
About

Kyle Phillips is a specialist financial crime lawyer with particular expertise in advising companies and individuals in relation to fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering. 

Kyle has over 10 years' experience in representing clients in some of the most high-profile investigations. This includes both domestic and international investigations. Notably, he has been instructed on several high-profile financial crime investigations including Wirecard, Euribor, G4S, Serco, Amec Foster Wheeler, Harlequin and Forex.

Kyle conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporates who suspect criminal wrongdoing. He provides strategic advice to clients seeking to report criminal misconduct to the authorities, and is experienced at bringing private prosecutions.

He provides expert assistance to clients in respect of preventative financial crime measures, including implementing compliance programmes and undertaking audits of financial crime controls. Kyle is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and together with his vast experience in financial crime investigation, he is particularly skilled at providing anti-money laundering advice and assistance.

He is experienced at advising clients at all stages of a criminal investigation, and continues to advise high net worth individuals subject to investigation for general crime matters including drugs, assault and sexual offences.

Kyle currently sits as a committee member for the Private Prosecutors' Association and is a former chair of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Recent work
  • Led a worldwide investigation relating to allegations of serious fraud, bribery and money laundering at one of the world's largest financial institutions.
  • Instructed to undertake an investigation concerning allegations of serious fraud committed against one of the UK's largest retail companies.
  • Represented key individuals in respect of the SFO's investigations into G4S and Serco.
  • Successfully represented Achim Kraemer, a senior Deutsche Bank manager who was the only defendant acquitted in the high-profile Euribor trial which concluded in June 2018.
  • Represented a number of individuals in the SFO Amec Foster Wheeler investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in the oil and gas sector (related to the Unaoil and Petrofac investigations).
Accolades

"Kyle Phillips is a very enthusiastic solicitor, very keen to get ahead and will work tirelessly for clients" Legal 500 2021

"Kyle is a very experienced criminal lawyer who has worked on some of the SFO's largest investigations" Legal 500 2021

"He has a razor sharp intellect. He is particularly good at developing a close relationship with the client and supporting them through difficult situations" Chambers and Partners 2021

"Kyle Phillips has experience representing individuals before the SFO and HMRC in criminal investigations involving accounting irregularities, fraud and money laundering" Chambers and Partners 2021

Did you know

Away from work, Kyle's principle interests relate to sport and spending time with his children (usually playing or watching sport). He sits as Anti-Discrimination Disciplinary Chair for the Football Association.

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