Phil Thompson


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 is ranked as a Leading Individual for IT and Telecommunications in the Legal 500, 2023 rankings.

Phil regularly advises clients on the licensing of software and IT hardware, Cloud Computing, Voice & Data Communications, Managed Communications & ERP Solutions, 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.

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.

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

Legal 500


“Phil Thompson is a standout commercial lawyer, particularly in relation to technology
agreements and data protection.
He produces clear advice and technically excellent work.”

Chambers Guide, 2023