Phil Thompson


“Phil Thompson’s depth of
commercial acumen and vast
experience would be hard to
find elsewhere”

Legal 500


  • Cloud Computing
  • Voice & Data Communications
  • Internet
  • Social Media
  • Managed Communications & ERP Solutions
  • Data Protection
  • Cyber Security

Phil Thompson has been ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Legal 500 2016 in IT & Telecoms SE. He is also a ‘Ranked Individual’ in Chambers 2016.

Phil is a founding Partner of White & Black. He qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has specialised in technology and commercial law ever since. His clients include Interactive Intelligence, Virgin Active, Vina Concha Y Toro, Teknos, Amica Wronki and Pritchard Spray Technology.

Phil regularly advises clients on the licensing of software and IT hardware, R&D collaborations (advising both Universities and the organisations partnering with them), outsourcing and data protection issues. Phil has also worked in-house on secondment at an AIM-listed software business and at a pan-European print management company.

He is a member of the International Bar Association and attends the IBA annual conferences. He is also the partner responsible for developing White & Black’s network of approved associate firms in other jurisdictions.

Click here to hear Phil’s thoughts on service levels acceptance testing and other key provisions in technology project contracts.

Phil says that he owes his straightforward approach to life’s challenges to his Dad: give everything your best, don’t be afraid to ask for advice but listen carefully so you only have to ask for it once.