Call: 2009
Direct access

Ian read Jurisprudence at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, where he was awarded the Emily Parks and Sheilagh Griffiths Scholarships. He was called to the Bar in 2009 by Middle Temple as an Astbury Scholar. Prior to joining Six Pump Court after successful completion of pupillage in 2010, Ian worked in the field of regulatory and competition law with the Office of Fair Trading in the fields of anti-competitive and cartel trading investigations.

Ian has a wide-ranging general common law practice, in keeping with Six Pump Court’s broad breadth of experience and knowledge.

Clients who wish to instruct via public access without the involvement of a solicitor are welcome to contact Chambers’ clerks – Ian is qualified to accept direct access instructions and regularly acts for lay clients directly across the wide range of his practice from the inception of claims to final trial hearings. Ian also accepts instructions upon a conditional fee (CFA or no-win, no-fee) basis.

 

Public Access Scheme

Ian Rees Phillips is qualified to accept direct instructions from members of the public under the Public Access Scheme.

Information about the Public Access Scheme and how it works can be found on our Public Access page.

Certain specific Public Access services are subject to price and service transparency regulatory requirements. By clicking on the links below you will be directed to the required information for those specific categories of work in respect of which Ian accepts instructions.

Employment Tribunal
Inheritance Act Claims
Licensing Applications (Businesses)
Motoring Offences (Summary Only)
Personal Injury
Winding-Up Petitions

 

Commercial

Ian appears in all possible hearings in claims across a range of fields of civil and commercial law. Ian acts in the County Court in fast track and multi-track matters and appears regularly in the High Court Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions, as well as in the First Tier and Appeal Tribunals.

He has extensive experience across an expansive range of fields, including breach of contract; breach of trust; construction; insurance; bill of exchange; contentious probate; consumer credit; insolvency; housing; property; unfair prejudice; and commercial and partnership disputes. He is regularly instructed by landlords, estate agents, recruitment agencies, commercial bodies and public authorities.

Ian commonly advises on paper and is consistently instructed to draft all necessary forms of pleadings; submissions; applications; and other papers.

Employment

Ian appears in trials and preliminary hearings before the Employment Tribunal, as well as before the EAT, representing both claimants and respondents in cases involving all aspects of employment law, including unfair dismissal; breach of contract and unauthorised deduction of wages; discrimination; whistleblowing; and TUPE.

He has a particular specialisation acting for professional and director claimants, whose claims often have associated and related civil claims arising out of shareholder prejudice, commercial interference or trademark and copyright disputes. Ian presently has an enviable perfect record of securing his clients, both claimants and respondents, a successful outcome where employment claims go to trial. Ian regularly lectures for CLT Law for Employment Law CPD alongside other members of chambers.

Personal injury

Chambers’ strength in the field of personal injury, which has grown despite the extensive changes to procedure and funding since 2013, has been assisted by Ian’s expanding practice in claimant-side work in this area. Ian regularly represents claimants in road traffic accident and industrial injury claims, including catastrophic and life-limiting injuries. Ian takes part in Chambers’ frequent lectures to solicitors and to law societies.

Public, planning and environmental

Ian has a wealth of experience in advising local authorities and developers on planning matters. He is equally adept at providing advice on environmental issues, with a particular focus on watercourses, dust and littering/fly tipping. He regularly appears on behalf of LPAs and developers in inquiries and in appeals by written representations. He also has developed extensive experience before the civil courts on matters related to planning, such as the enforcement of s.106 agreements, including acting for major developers facing injunction applications.

Regulatory

Ian has a particular interest in the field of regulatory criminal and civil law and acts for both public authorities and corporate clients. He prosecutes a large number of environmental enforcement matters each month in the Magistrates’ Court and has an uncommon breadth of experience for someone of his call in this field. He appears in the Social Security Tribunal and before local authority Licensing Sub-Committees, and regulatory criminal matters in the Crown Court, as well as in the High Court on appeal. Ian often acts for both prosecution and defendants in proceeds of crime proceedings.

He advises clients on a broad range of regulatory matters, such as environmental protection; fire safety regulations; licensing; food safety; trading standards; product safety; breach of planning enforcement; and football orders.

Appointments

  • Appointed to the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law (List B)
  • Lecturer, University College London, Bartlett School of Planning

Memberships

  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Employment Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess

Latest news

28th March 2022

Ian Rees Phillips secures maximum compensation and costs for claimant in 5-day Employment Tribunal

Ian Rees Phillips secured the maximum compensation and costs for the claimant against “either dishonest or plainly incompetent” accountancy firm.

30th September 2020

Ian Rees Phillips successfully represents landlords seeking committal of tenant breaching undertakings to pay arrears

Ian Rees Phillips successful in Court of Appeal acting for landlords seeking committal to prison of tenant who breached undertakings to pay arrears.

30th June 2020

Ian Rees Phillips secures injunction restraining advertisement of winding up petition on the basis of prospective COVID-19 legislation

Ian Rees Phillips secures injunction restraining advertisement of winding up petition on the basis of novel prospective legislation relating to COVID-19 and the impact of coronavirus.

8th October 2018

Grace Cullen and Ian Rees Phillips present Employment Law Update sessions during October

Central Law Training continue to deliver a number of employment law training courses across the country during 2018.

13th March 2018

Employment Law Update

Following high demand in 2017, Mukhtiar Singh and Ian Rees Phillips, together with Central Law Training, will deliver a number of courses across the country in 2018.

6th October 2017

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference 2017

Kent Law Society together with Six Pump Court are hosting the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference 2017 which will take place on 21st November in Rochester.

24th April 2017

Ian Rees Phillips’ opinion for UK Proptech Association quoted in property trade press

Six Pump Court’s Ian Rees Phillips has prepared an opinion on the business model utilised by online estate agents for the UK Proptech Association,...

6th March 2017

Employment Law 2017 Update (6 hours CPD)

Mukhtiar Singh and Ian Rees Phillips have teamed up with Central Law Training to deliver a number of seminars across the country in 2017....

24th October 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 11th November

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday...

7th October 2016

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference – 12 October

Six Pump Court and Kent Law Society present a one day Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference. The content will cover all the important...

7th September 2015

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference – 6th October

Six Pump Court Chambers and Kent Law Society are delighted to present this one day Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Update. This timely and...

25th March 2015

Ian Rees Phillips instructed against “racist” Paris Metro Chelsea fans

Ian Rees Phillips has been instructed by the Metropolitan Police to act on its behalf in the football banning order applications for five football...

6th February 2015

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 20th March

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday...

26th January 2015

Six Pump Court strengthens ties with The Bartlett, UCL

A team of barristers from Six Pump Court, including Anne Williams, recently appointed as a Visiting Professor, Mark Beard, Pascal Bates, Ian Rees Phillips...

Events

13th November 2018

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference 2018

Kent Law Society together with Six Pump Court are hosting the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference 2018 which will take place on Tuesday 13th November in Rochester.

Contact my clerks

Ryan Barrow

Ryan Barrow

First Junior Clerk
Daniel Jenkins

Daniel Jenkins

Third Junior Clerk
Conor Moughton

Conor Moughton

Junior Clerk