I have particular expertise in representing companies and individuals investigated by UK and overseas enforcement agencies including the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the National Crime Agency and the Information Commissioner's Office. My cases are often complex and multi-jurisdictional.
I have been instructed on some of the most recent high profile financial crime investigations including Wirecard, Euribor, G4S, Serco, Patisserie Valerie, Amec Foster Wheeler, Harlequin and Forex.
I conduct internal investigations on behalf of corporates who suspect criminal wrongdoing, advise companies and individuals who wish to bring a private prosecution and represent clients in cross-border matters including UK and overseas production orders, MLA requests and extradition.
I am experienced in providing preventative financial crime advice, including implementing compliance programmes, drafting policies and procedures and providing training.
I am a former duty solicitor and higher rights advocate, and have represented high net worth individuals in a range of alleged general crime matters including driving offences, assault, drugs and sexual offences.
I have written many articles and I frequently speak at conferences for a range of corporate crime matters. I have a particular interest in new technology its implications on financial crime and money laundering.
I am frequently invited to talk at various conferences worldwide on a range of financial crime issues including speaking at the International Anti-Money Laundering Conference for the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, and I have had various articles published.
I am a member the Concilium Network, a global financial crime network comprising of specialist lawyers in compliance, investigations & enforcement. I am also a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, the ECBA, IBA, Private Prosecutors' Association and a former chair of the YFLA.
Lead a worldwide investigation in relation to allegations of serious offences of fraud, money laundering and falsification of accounts at Wirecard.
Represented the only defendant to be acquitted after the first 4 month trial in the SFO investigation concerning the manipulation of the EURIBOR.
Conducted an investigation into a company unlawfully concerned in a Collective Investments Scheme, involving a self-report to the FCA, which resulted in no action against our clients.
Represented a trader investigated by the FCA and the DOJ concerning allegations of manipulating the FOREX rates, working closely with US lawyers.
Represented a company director investigated by the SFO in an international investigation into a suspected multi-million pound fraud, crossing several jurisdictions including the Caribbean, UAE and Russia.
Represented a company director investigated by a postal service concerning an allegation of a multi-million pound fraud.
What others say…
Kyle Phillips is a very enthusiastic solicitor, very keen to get ahead and will work tirelessly for clients.
Kyle Phillips is a very experienced criminal lawyer who has worked on some of the SFO’s largest investigations.
Kyle Phillips has expertise representing individuals before the SFO and HMRC in criminal investigations involving accounting irregularities, fraud and money laundering.
He has a razor-sharp intellect. He is particularly good at developing a close relationship with the client and supporting them through difficult situations.