Education: LLB (Bristol); BCL
Languages: Fluent in French
Philip Hinks is regularly instructed on the following areas of law:
- Commercial litigation: freezing injunctions; contractual disputes; civil fraud; conflict of laws; sale of goods; security; partnership disputes; trusts.
- Banking & Financial services: guarantees; enforceability of security; mistaken payments; breach of mandate.
- Corporate/personal insolvency: transactions at an undervalue; unlawful preferences; schemes of arrangement; CVAs/IVAs; injunctions to restrain presentation/advertisement of petitions; private/public examinations; validation orders; rescissions/annulments.
- Company law: unfair prejudice petitions; shareholder disputes; share capital reductions; unlawful distributions; misfeasance proceedings against directors.
Having completed a series of secondments at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (Banking & Finance), PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Pensions Regulator between 2009 and 2011, Philip fully appreciates the challenges of operating in a commercial environment.
What others say
Chambers UK 2014 ranked Philip as a leading junior for restructuring/insolvency for the first time.
An emerging talent at the junior level, who has already earned substantial praise from instructing solicitors. Acted in several high-profile insolvency cases and has gained experience in matters involving foreign proceedings. Expertise: "Frighteningly efficient and very bright." "A really excellent junior." Recent work: acted for the liquidators of a personal loan provider in a case that required an application for determination on whether an insolvency regime trumps a data protection regime. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2014)