Director | Legal Consultant | Court Advocate | CMC Associate Mediator | Costs Draftsman
“For us, our experience has been made pleasant because of the person we are dealing with. Philip has shown to be an honest, hard-working professional person. His attention to detail is exemplary.”
Philip Nam is an acclaimed civil and commercial litigation and disputes lawyer, with over 15 years of experience and owner of White Collar Legal. He has particular expertise in commercial law, landlord and tenant disputes, bankruptcy and debt, consumer law, and Small Claims Court.
He is also a Court advocate, representing both claimants and defendants in Court on a regular basis, and a Civil Mediation Council Associate Mediator with certification to carry out online mediation. Philip is a Professional Paralegal Practitioner, Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
In 2023, Philip won both the National Paralegal of the Year Award and Best Litigation Paralegal at the PPR National Paralegal Awards that celebrate the achievements of paralegals in the UK. He also won Civil Litigation Paralegal of the Year in 2020 and was Highly Commended in the categories of Best Litigation Paralegal and National Paralegal of the Year at the 2022 NPA Awards.
Some examples of Philip Nam’s cases:
Philip acted for a Harrow resident who had reached an agreement with a representative at Harrow Council regarding a parking fine, but the Council had never recorded the transaction. As a result, the resident was pursued for money owed and threatened with bailiffs causing significant distress and fear. Philip Nam acted on behalf of the resident when the case went to a Court Hearing. He successfully had the order set aside and Harrow Council were ordered to pay his client’s costs of approximately £2,000. The case was featured in the press which you can view here.
Philip acted on behalf of a couple whose July 2020 wedding was cancelled because of Covid but their photographer would not provide a refund. In a letter to claim to the photographer, Philip argued that as the photographer had failed to provide terms and conditions of business in breach of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, the ‘cancellation period’ had been extended by 12-months. The couple were refunded within 2 weeks of the letter being sent.
Philip’s client was a medical agency seeking recovery of its fees from a firm of solicitors. The client had instructed the solicitors to handle a case, but the solicitors had missed various Court deadlines concerning disclosure resulting in the case being struck out with no chance of reinstatement. Philip entered a negligence claim which was successful, and the solicitors agreed to pay the client compensation and damages for the breach.
Philip acted on behalf of a client who had a dispute with a builder. The client had already commenced proceedings herself and unfortunately made a mess of the claim. Philip amended the claim and dealt with procedural matters resulting in the client achieving a judgment and the majority of her costs being recovered from the builder.
In a No Win, No Fee case Philip acted for a tenant of a residential property. Her landlord had not protected her deposit, served an invalid eviction notice, illegally entered the premises changed the locks, removed the client’s possessions and posted a libellous video about the client on social media causing the client to lose her job. The case went to the High Court for breach of the Housing Act 2004, Unlawful Eviction, Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1997 and for defamation. The matter resulted in Philip’s client achieving a settlement of £11,054.00.
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White Collar Boxing
Philip Outside Of Work
Outside of work, Philip started getting involved with International White Collar Boxing (IWA) in 2022, which provides the opportunity for people with no background in the sport to experience the world of boxing and raise money for good causes.
Philip has subsequently been drawn in numerous boxing matches and has raised thousands of pounds for charity.
At 5ft 1“, Philip is usually the underdog in his fights against his opponents, but he doesn’t let that stop him from taking on the challenge.
He also has a yellow belt in Nippon Kempo, the Japanese martial art.
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