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Phil Woodfield is a partner and leads our Banking Litigation Team in Bristol.
His extensive experience includes advising banks on regulatory matters of strategic importance, resolving particularly sensitive disputes and managing a growing team with a broad mix of complex and “business as usual” claims.
Recent highlights have included strategic advice on commission disclosures, “Tomlinson” allegations and organised online frauds, while managing a raft of claims relating to banking operations, misselling, professional negligence, enforcement of security and insolvency.
Phil regularly presents to clients on the latest legal developments and provides training on litigation tactics and strategy. Chambers 2015 reports that he is "engaging, smart and knows his stuff".
He joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in the Banking department in 2009.
Sources describe him as “a real goldmine of knowledge when it comes to banking cases” and “well suited to complex claims.”
With his "excellent attention to detail," Philip Woodfield "takes the time to tailor his responses to address his clients' particular needs."
- Complex business recoveries for major high street lenders.
- Claims in professional negligence against surveyors, solicitors, accountants and other professionals.
- All manner of banking operations related claims, including for example conversion, mistake, breach of mandate, constructive trust, defamation and negligent misstatement.
- Freezing orders and effecting recoveries of the proceeds of frauds.
- Resisting, through the higher courts, challenges to bank's standard forms, terms and conditions.
- Mis-selling claims.
- Commercial and insolvency disputes.
BSc (Hons), Bristol University
CPE, LPC (Distinction), The College of Law, Guildford.