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Philippa Dempster

Senior Partner & London Office Managing Partner | London

"‘Philippa Dempster – a leader in her field, and a great communicator who provides a range of solutions from a commercial angle."
The Legal 500, 2024

Call: 0207 440 5841 Mobile: 0776 889 4614

About Philippa

Philippa is regarded as a leader in the field of Dispute Resolution. Her experience is wide ranging and covers the UK as well as International Disputes. Her practice includes defamation and data claims.

She has a Masters Degree in Advanced Litigation and is a trained ADR mediator. Philippa was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in England 2020 for Litigation law. She also won the prized accolade “Hot 100 Lawyer” in The Lawyer, Hot 100 list 2017 which recognises the best lawyers in the UK.

Philippa is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Philippa has also been named Law Firm Leader of the Year at the Women, Influence, Power and Law Awards 2023.

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Notable work & expertise


  • "Philippa Dempster – a leader in her field, and a great communicator who provides a range of solutions from a commercial angle."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • PD

    “Philippa Dempster assisted me with a difficult and sensitive potential litigation case. From the outset I trusted her approach and her ability to...

    Phil Daniels, Director

    FHP Property Consultants

  • SB

    “I have known Philippa both as a fellow lawyer and as a client now for some time. Philippa has always provided exceptional strategic advice especia...

    Sharn Birk, General Counsel

    Xanadu Consultancy Limited & Matchbook

  • HW

    “In my role as General Counsel of the Gala Coral Group I have worked closely with Philippa Dempster and her team at Freeths. We have used Philippa...

    Harry Willits, Group General Counsel

    Gala Coral Group Limited

  • JN

    “I have worked with Philippa and her team on numerous occasions covering commercial ,trademark and business contracts all within the retail sector...

    Jo Newton, Owner

    Newton Network

  • MC

    “Philippa Dempster has shown an incredible grasp of not just the legal complexity of the case she led, but also the commercial sensitivities, and h...

    Mike Collier, Divisional Commercial & Legal Director


  • SL

    “…because of strength over virtually the whole range of Local Authority legal functions; child care being the only major area not included in the t...

    Stuart Leslie, Head of Legal

    Derby City Council & EM Lawshare Steering Group Member

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