Megan Phillips

Megan is a partner in our police law department specialising in civil actions and complaints against the police. She also has extensive experience representing families of those who have died in police and prison custody.

Megan's caseload has a particular emphasis on claims where the police officers concerned have gone on to face disciplinary or criminal proceedings. Megan is able to draw extensively on her background in criminal law, and her knowledge of the police complaints process, in order to enable her clients in these proceedings to play an active and effective role, and to achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

In addition, Megan has a full and varied caseload of civil claims against the police. She has been instructed in numerous claims alleging racial discrimination, breaches of the Human Rights Act and high value claims involving complex medical and other expert evidence. 

She also represents the families of those who have died in police and prison custody and assists families through the inquest process and in subsequent civil claims. Her objectives are to ensure that her clients are fully involved in all investigations following deaths, and that those investigations are as thorough as possible.

Megan sits on the Steering Committee of the Inquest Lawyers Group and is the co-editor of the Inquest Law magazine. She delivers training through the Legal Action Group and Inquest Lawyer’s Group. She is a member of the Police Action Lawyers’ Group, Inquest Lawyer’s Group, Liberty and the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association.

 
 
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Megan Phillips, photo Sarah Booker

Commentators describe her as "extremely committed and dedicated," and praise her tactical approach combined with passion and dedication to her work.

Chambers and Partners 2019

 

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