Phil Hutchinson

Phil Hutchinson

Principal Associate

What can Phil do for you?

Phil is a commercial litigator and specialist in sports litigation and sports regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the football industry. He has significant experience in working on match fixing and doping cases across a variety of sports. Phil also has expertise in advising on player transfers in football, most notably where work permits are required.

Supporting your ambitions

One of Phil’s career highlights was successfully defending a top 50 professional tennis player from match fixing charges brought by the tennis governing body. This resulted in all charges being dismissed with the player free to continue his career at the highest level of the sport. 

Phil has also successfully represented a high profile football manager in a multi-million pound breach of contract claim against the manager's former club. 

Phil has advised one of the biggest football clubs in Scotland for several years on its international player transfers where work permits have been required by the Scottish Football Association.

What do others say?

"The service I received from Phil was second to none. The attention to detail Phil took on preparing all the documents for the case was outstanding." A top 50 tennis player

Phil is ranked as a "Next Generation Sports Lawyer" in the West Midlands by Legal 500 who said he is "emerging as a confident and capable litigator".

What else should you know?

Phil speaks German and is also a member of Sport Resolutions pro-bono panel. 

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