Sir Stephen Phillips was called to the Bar in 1984 by Grays Inn. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002 and then Master of the Bench at Gray’s Inn in 2006. He was a Deputy High Court Judge from 2006 to 2013.
He was made a Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2013 and was nominated a judge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts in 2014. The same year he was appointed Director of Civil Training at the Judicial College.