The Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG, PC
Lord Phillips is a retired Law Lord and past President of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Lord Phillips accepts appointments as an Arbitrator.
He was Called to the Bar in 1962 and took silk in 1978. During his time at the Bar of England and Wales he specialised in Commercial Law and Admiralty Law. He was appointed a Judge of the Queens Bench Division, where he sat in the Commercial Court. In 1999 he was elevated to the Court of Appeal, appointed Master of the Rolls in 2000 and Lord Chief Justice in 2005. Lord Phillips was appointed as Senior Law Lord in 2008 and oversaw the transition of the House of Lords to the Supreme Court in 2009, when he became the Court's first President. He remains a non permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. Between 2014 and 2018 he was President of the Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre.
During his time in Judicial Office he presided over some of the most celebrated legal cases, including the complex prosecutions relating to the Maxwell Pension Funds, and also of Barlow Clowes. He also conducted the Public Inquiry into the outbreak and effects of BSE.
Adjudicated Cases with Public International Law elements:
SerVaas Inc v Rafidain Bank  UKSC 40
Issue: whether a debt owed by the Defendant to the Republic of Iraq was commercial, or whether it was immune from execution under the State Immunity Act 1978.
Serious Organised Crime Agency v Perry  UKSC 35
Issue: whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 allowed SOCA to obtain freezing orders and disclosure orders in respect of property and persons located outside the UK.
Assange v Swedish Prosecution Authority  UKSC 22
Issue: whether a public prosecutor in Sweden was a judicial authority, for the purposes of the Extradition Act 2003.
ML Capital Ltd v Republic of Argentina  UKSC 31
Issue: whether Argentina could rely on the principle of state immunity to prevent enforcement of a judgment against its assets in the UK.
R. (Smith) v Secretary of State for Defence  UKSC 29
Issue: whether British troops on active service overseas were protected by the Human Rights Act 1998.
Her Majesty's Treasury v Ahmed  UKSC 2
Issue: the lawfulness of certain asset-freezing orders made under the United Nations Act 1946 to give effect to a UN Resolution regarding the financing of terrorism.
RB (Algeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKHL 10
Issue: the lawfulness of deportation in a case where the deportees alleged that they would be tortured on their return to their home country.
R. (Hafner) v Westminster Magistrates' Court  EWHC 524 (Admin)
Issue: the privacy rights of third parties in relation to evidence obtained in London and forwarded to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission under the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.
Jersey Fishermen's Association Ltd v Guernsey  UKPC 30
Issue: the lawfulness of an ordinance passed by the Guernsey parliament relating to fishing inside and outside its territorial waters.
Republic of Ecuador v Occidental Exploration and Production Co  EWCA Civ 1116
Issue: whether an English court has jurisdiction to interpret a bilateral investment treaty in order to determine a jurisdictional challenge to an arbitral award under the Arbitration Act 1996.
Jones v Saudi Arabia  EWCA Civ 1394
Issue: the operation of the principle of state immunity in a case where a state was alleged to have committed torture.
R. (B) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs  EWCA Civ 1344
Issue: whether the Human Rights Act 1998 applied to British consular officials in Australia and whether the officials had breached the human rights of certain asylum-seekers in Australia.
R. (Abassi) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs  EWCA Civ 1598
Issue: whether the Foreign Secretary had a duty to make representations to the US government on behalf of a British national detained at Guantanamo Bay.
R. v Bow Street Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate, Ex Parte Pinochet  1 AC 147 (HL)
Issue: the operation of the principle of the immunity of a head of state, with regard to the extradition of General Pinochet.
Adjudicated General Commercial / Common / Public Law
Moore Stephens (a firm) v Stone Rolls Ltd  UKHL 39 (30 July 2009)
Issue : Extension of Ex Turpi Causa .
Lexington Insurance Co v AGF Insurance Ltd  UKHL 40 (30 July 2009)
Issue : Insurance - follow the settlement convention in reinsurance contracts.
Purdy, R (on the application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions  UKHL 45 (30 July 2009)
Issue :Landmark decision on assisted suicide.
Gray v Thames Trains & Ors  UKHL 33 (17 June 2009)
Issue :Causation principles extended
Generics (UK) Ltd & Ors v H Lundbeck A/S  UKHL 12 (25 February 2009)
Issue : Biotechnology / Patents
Sugar v British Broadcasting Corp & Anor  UKHL 9 (11 February 2009)
Issue : Freedom of Information Act
McKinnon v The United States of America & Anorr  UKHL 59 (30 July 2008)
Issue : Extradition - Hague Convention
McGrath & Ors v Riddell & Ors (Conjoined Appeals)  UKHL 21 (9 April 2008)
Issue : International insolvency
Lesotho Highlands Development Authority v. Impregilo SpA & Ors  UKHL 43 (30 June 2005)
Issue : Rights to Appeal from Arbitration Awards
Shogun Finance Ltd v. Hudson  UKHL 62 (19 November 2003)
Issue : Fraudulent Misrepresentation
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