Phil Smith

Phil Smith - Pitmans Law Dispute Resolution Partner

Phil Smith

Dispute Resolution

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“A responsive, flexible strategic thinker.”

Legal 500

“Phil and his team have become a trusted partner and valued advisor. They are enthusiastic, responsive, diligent, and tactically and commercially switched on. As importantly as all of that, they are thoroughly good guys with whom we have a great working relationship.”

Head Counsel, Sky UK

“Phil’s mastery of the factual detail, astute strategic advice on substantive and procedural issues and timely handling of the case were all exemplary. Above all, Phil was a delight to work with, exuded quiet confidence throughout and dealt with the matter both fairly and cost-effectively.”

Group Legal Counsel, Gamma Telecom

“We have worked with two law firms in the past and didn’t feel confident enough to put them in front of our internal clients. Phil has proved that this can be done and we are very pleased with the result. We value his approach, which is to provide clear and simple advice … Phil is our favourite external counsel.”

Director, EMEA Legal

“A first-class litigator.”

Legal 500

“Phil specialises in dispute resolution and dare I say is exceptional. We have a 100% success rate.”

Managing Partner, Global Wealth Management Solutions LLP

“Stellar and technically spot-on”

Legal 500

“He went above and beyond what was needed of him. He took a very impressive forensic approach, going into all the detail.”

Chambers & Partners


  • Specialises in commercial litigation, bringing and defending claims on behalf of businesses, individuals and insolvency practitioners
  • Particular expertise in technology disputes, property litigation, costs and contentious insolvency matters
  • Pitmans Training Principal, managing the recruitment and training of trainee solicitors


  • Joined Pitmans as a trainee in 2005
  • Law graduate of the University of Reading and the College of Law