Craig Phillips

Partner - Occupier's and Public Liability
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Craig Phillips is a Partner at Express Solicitors. He joined the firm in September 2010 initially as a Litigation Assistant and then later a Litigation Executive. Craig completed his training contract with the firm in 2014 and he now forms part of Daniel Slade’s team, handling Occupier’s and Public Liability cases. Here, Craig represents clients who have been involved in a wide range of accidents both at work and in public places.

As well as having a long standing interest in personal injury law, Craig is passionate about maritime law and has a keen interest in cases involving accidents at sea and on boats and ships. He cites being able to bring a claim to a conclusion that is satisfactory for a client as being the single most rewarding aspect of handling personal injury cases.

“After hearing of what some of my clients go through not only during their accident, but in the ensuing months and sometimes even years afterwards I feel a responsibility to get a fair compensation package for them” he says. “Obviously, the moment when a settlement is reached is most pleasing. Its the culmination of a lot of research, patience and negotiation, and if the clients happy then naturally I am too.”

Recent successes include securing almost £7,000 for a minor who was injured at a holiday camp and £5,000 for a lady who was injured by a defective ride at a theme park.

Craig was born in Colchester and hopped over the county border to grow up in Norwich, before then heading north to study Law at Hull University. While completing his LPC, he won the university prize for entrepreneurship and business.Top_tier_firms

Craig has also been mentioned in the 2017 Legal 500. Legal 500 have classed Craig as a “Recommended Lawyer” saying he has a ‘great grasp of the main issues of the case

See Craig’s published case’s

Craig Phillips wins at the Court of Appeal

Read Craigs Blogs here


For someone who quotes John Lennon regularly when enthusing that time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted, Craig spends surprising little of his time eating crisps and watching TV in his pants.

He winds down by indulging in his love of live music and film (like all good lawyers, his favourite film is Twelve Angry Men). A regular face in the crowd at gigs across Manchester (but not on a school night, of course), Craig also gets to as many festivals as he can in the summer months.

When travelling further afield, his favourite holiday destinations are Mexico City and Yellowstone Park, and he used his excellent communication skills teaching English for several months in Beijing, China.