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, having acted on some of the biggest cases in the industry.

Phil also has expertise in advising on player transfers in football, most notably where work permits are required.

Having undertaken a secondment at the UK's leading luxury automotive manufacturer earlier in his career, Phil also regularly advises clients in the automotive industry on all aspects of litigation.  

Supporting your ambitions

Phil represented Daniel Sturridge and Kieran Trippier in their respective high profile cases brought by The FA in relation to alleged breaches of The FA Betting Rules. 

He has also successfully represented a prominent football manager in a multi-million pound breach of contract claim against the manager's former club. Phil advises a number of leading sports agencies on regulatory and litigious matters. 

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?

"Phil Hutchinson is quickly becoming one of the UK' top sports disciplinary lawyers. He has an excellent list of clients and has been involved in some of the biggest cases in the last year or two. He always goes above and beyond what you would expect for his clients. He is market-leading when it come to betting cases"   Legal 500 2021

Phil is ranked as a "Rising Star" in the West Midlands by Legal 500 and an "Associate to Watch" in Chambers UK

What else should you know?

Phil speaks German and is also a panel member for the England Boxing Disciplinary Panel. 

View all

Sidebar content

Mills & Reeve Sites navigation
A tabbed collection of Mills & Reeve sites.
My Mills & Reeve navigation
Subscribe to, or manage your My Mills & Reeve account.
My M&R


Register for My M&R to stay up-to-date with legal news and events, create brochures and bookmark pages.

Existing clients

Log in to your client extranet for free matter information, know-how and documents.


Mills & Reeve system for employees.