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Philip Bell
Senior Associate

Phil practices in the IP & Technology team and acts on contentious and advisory matters, with a particular focus on commercial and technology-related disputes.

Phil is an experienced litigator who has acted for clients in a wide range of commercial disputes.

Phil has particular experience of advising clients in the technology and media sectors. He has acted on a range of matters including contractual, licensing and IT disputes, as well as actions relating to the misuse of confidential information. He has significant experience of acting in matters involving complex or emerging technologies.

He has experience of cases before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as multiple types of ADR including arbitrations, mediations and Early Neutral Evaluations. Phil also regularly provides clients with strategic advice relating to the resolution of disputes before formal proceedings have been started.

Relevant work

Acting for a global manufacturing company in proceedings for breach of contract and misuse of confidential information.

Advising a leading media company in a claim relating to breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

Acting for an insurer in damages proceedings relating to the misuse of confidential information.

Acting for a technology company in arbitration proceedings concerning the termination of a licence agreement.

Advising a public body in a dispute with an IT contractor.