Philip Barden

Philip Barden


Areas of Expertise

Philip is a highly skilled litigation lawyer. He has successfully guided many clients through complex disputes in the UK and internationally. An ability to identify solutions has led to Philip being appointed to various company boards to directly address management and shareholder issues.

His main areas of practice are in litigation and company law and his clients include: Companies, Government bodies, Military, Regulators and Individuals.

Philip was mediator of the year and uses all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination.

He always take the time to know his clients business and their objectives – so he can deliver a value added service.

Philip gives pragmatic solutions based advice, designed to favourably resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

We link our advice with PR and will use social and mainstream media where that helps our clients. Winning a battle can mean winning over public opinion. We have co-ordinated media support for our clients.

Philip takes board room appointments to help resolve disputes within companies and before they become litigious.


Philip began his career at Payne Hick Beach, before moving to Theodore Goddard in 1990. He joined Devonshires Solicitors in 1995.


Philip has authored a number of reports including on:

  • Fraud Investigations and Asset Recovery
  • Stopping Internet Abuse
  • Internet and Reputational Damage
  • Insolvency and Housing


Philip is highly recommended in the Legal 500 Directory for Civil Fraud and is ranked in the Chambers & Partners directory for Litigation.



Philip is a past Mediation award winner given by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s.

News Articles

Professional Membership

Philip is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, London City Litigation Solicitors, Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers and Professional Negligence organisations.


"Having Devonshires on board has made such a difference. I simply couldn't have handled this case outside court alone. Whilst still a miscreant, the respondent’s solicitor ceased his previous attempts at intimation as a result of David Pack attending court, and it was possible to arrange for the documents to be signed outside court, which simply wouldn't have been possible without Devonshires on board. Philip Barden also kept the pressure on over the last few days to help achieve a brilliant result in court, including a large costs award against the other side".

London Commercial Junior Barrister

‘I am so relieved and grateful for the hard work put in by your team. The decision to switch my defence to Devonshires was one of the best I have made to date!’ Anonymous

‘On behalf of the Executive Team, thank you for your excellent support, advice and for your sensitive handling of the case which was high profile with the media. We appreciate your hard work on what was an extremely difficult case and look forward to working together with you in the future.’ Anonymous

‘Philip Barden is a fighter who gets the job done.‘

Legal 500

Get in touch

020 7880 4280
07876 563 551
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

PA: Laura Barker
0207 065 1859

Notable Cases

Acting for Alexandra Tolstoy in proceedings relating to her former partner Sergei Pugachev (Putin’s Banker) with related claims totalling several billion pounds. This is complex High Court litigation.

Investigating a substantial financial loss (seven figures) by a corporation and seeking recovery.

Undertaking an investigation on behalf of the Department for Communities as a Statutory Inspector under the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, into a housing association in Northern Ireland.

Representing former soldiers engaged in investigations and prosecutions in Northern Ireland and has been interviewed on the BBC regarding this work.

Representing a company under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Dealing with a number of substantial PFI disputes relating primarily to facilities management contracts.


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