Phil Roberts


Phil began his career in debt recovery over 20 years ago and went on to join national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP in 2004. He is now a partner in the firm and jointly leads the firmâ??s Debt Recovery team. The team is one of the largest in the UK, and its client base includes government departments, local authorities, utility companies, insurance companies, commercial businesses and FCA regulated companies. 

Phil leads on all complex cases and technical queries and manages a personal caseload of bespoke, complex recovery actions. He has particular expertise in insolvency action (defended and undefended), all forms of debt litigation (volume, defended and undefended), enforcement, judicial review, complex orders for sale and leasehold recoveries. 

The Debt Recovery team is ranked in tier 1 by the Legal 500 and Phil has been recognised by clients previously in the directory for providing â??proactive recovery solutionsâ??, being â??calm and reassuringâ?? and being â??Diligent and conscientiousâ??.

Phil is recognised as an expert in the field of debt recovery litigation and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and other events.

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Contact details

0345 209 1778 / Philip.roberts@

Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution

Year Qualified



Chartered Institute of Legal Executives