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Philip Morrison

Call: 2018

Philip completed his pupillage in Chambers in October 2019, gaining broad experience across all of Chambers’ major practice areas. He then undertook secondments in the Corporate/M&A department at Slaughter and May, gaining experience in corporate transactional and restructuring work, and in the Financial Institutions Dispute Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he primarily worked on contentious insolvency matters.

Philip is building a practice focusing on company litigation and advisory work, corporate insolvency, and broader commercial disputes. He is happy to be instructed as sole counsel or as part of a team.

Before commencing pupillage, Philip read law as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, graduating joint second overall in his year and winning several prizes. He then studied for a masters in law at the London School of Economics (with a focus on company and insolvency law), graduating with distinction and the highest overall performance across the Commercial Law subjects. He has published a number of academic articles in the fields of company and insolvency law, including on schemes of arrangement and the cross-border mergers regime.

Memberships & Publications


Morrison, “Cross-Border Schemes of Arrangement: Rationalising One Basis for Jurisdiction” [2018] JBL 185

Morrison, “A Permissive Approach to Cross Border Mergers: Easynet Global Services Ltd” [2018] Comp. Law. 39(7), 229-232.

Morrison, “Scrutinising The Legality Of Cross-Border Mergers: Finding The Proper Approach” [2019] Journal of Corporate Law Studies 367.

Bright and Morrison, “Varying Long Residential Leases: When, Why and Reform” [2019] Conv 332

King and Morrison, “A Lacuna in the Criminal Law’s Protection of Antenatal life” Journal of Criminal Law (forthcoming)

Contributor to FromCounsel

Education & Awards 


2013 – 2016 : BA Law, New College, University of Oxford (First Class ; ranked joint 2nd of 206 overall)

2016 – 2017 : LLM, the London School of Economics and Political Science (Distinction ; highest overall performance across the commercial law subjects)

2017-2018 : Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (Outstanding ; highest mark in the year across Opinion Writing subjects)

Prizes and Scholarships 

Wronker Prize (Proxime Accessit) (joint 2nd place overall in FHS Law at the University of Oxford)

New College Prize (for performance in FHS Law while at New College, University of Oxford)

Exhibitioner of New College, Oxford

Pinsent Masons Prize in Taxation Law (for the highest mark in the year in FHS Taxation Law, University of Oxford)

Anniversary Scholarship (a scholarship providing funding for taught masters at the London School of Economics)

Santander Scholarship (a scholarship providing funding for taught masters courses at the London School of Economics)

Blackstone Chambers Prize (for highest overall performance in Commercial Law subjects in the LLM at the London School of Economics)

Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn Award)

Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn Award)

Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn Award)

Hubert Greenland Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn Award)


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