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Gresham Legal is the trading name of Gresham Legal Limited registered in England & Wales with company number: 09595858.

Registered office: Central Court, 25 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1AL. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority no: 622668.

Gresham Legal, boutique law firm of London

Philip Beswick

Senior Associate

Philip is a Senior Associate with considerable experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters including contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, real estate disputes and partnership disputes. Philip has acted in many complex disputes, often with an international element, and has experience of resolving disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution, particularly through mediation. He has experience in obtaining and defending injunctions, including worldwide freezing orders and search orders.


His clients range from high net worth individuals and owner managed businesses to financial institutions.


Prior to joining Gresham Legal, Philip spent thirteen years at the international law firm Salans, including two years at Dentons following its combination with Salans in 2013.


Philip has also undertaken client secondments at a leading automotive finance company and more recently with the investigations team at a major international financial institution.


Philip qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and was admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil

Proceedings) in 2015.


Philip’s recent experience includes:


















Acting for a former partner of a capital placement business in a complex and high value partnership dispute involving alleged breaches of contract / fiduciary duties.


Acting for an airline carrier in relation to multiple proceedings concerning alleged breaches of aircraft lease agreements.


Engaged to provide strategic advice to a key government agency concerning various contractual issues under a major outsourcing contract.


Defending a superyacht broker in a claim involving defeating an injunction application and securing a favourable out-of-court settlement following mediation.


Acting for a leading supplier of medical imaging diagnostics equipment concerning a range of contractual issues, including in connection with a protracted dispute with a manufacturer under a distribution agreement.


Advising a leading European hotel operator on a high-value dispute with an investment fund concerning alleged contractual payments and complex assignment issues.


Managing and providing strategic advice relating to portfolios of professional negligence claims on behalf of banks.


Acting for a mortgage lender in a High Court action in connection with a  professional negligence claim brought against a firm of surveyors.


Acting for a defendant to a claim by the Czech Republic in which it applied to set aside an arbitration award under section 67(1) of the Arbitration Act 1996.



Direct Dial: +44 (0)20 3709 9209


Skype: philip.m.beswick