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Practice Summary

Sandy Phipps is a leading commercial junior. He acts or advises in connection with disputes in areas including banking, financial services, civil fraud, jurisdiction, choice of law, state immunity, insolvency, insurance and sale of goods.  Sandy has been working in commercial litigation for a decade. Before coming to the Bar, he was a commercial litigator at firms in Sydney and London, and his practice during this period included a secondment to the litigation department of a major investment bank. In addition, in 2004 he acted as the judicial assistant to the Judges of the Commercial List of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  In the academic field he has published in areas including banking, contract, jurisdiction and civil procedure.

Sandy is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2017 (Commercial Dispute Resolution) “Joins the chambers this year from 3 Verulam Buildings, and brings with him a broad commercial practice that takes in cases involving professional negligence and fraud.”  “Clients appreciate his very commercial approach.”  “He is decisive, shows excellent attention to detail, and offers sound commercial advice.” 

Sandy is ranked in previous legal directories in the areas of Commercial Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance. 

"One of the stars of his generation" The Legal 500 UK 2014

"Extremely able.  If you have a complex case with really difficult points of law he's your man."  Chambers UK 2016

"An immensely hardworking, committed barrister with great powers of analysis."  The Legal 500 UK 2016