Home / People / Phil Wilding

Phil Wilding

Managing Partner

Phil is the managing partner of the business. Working closely with colleagues, Phil’s role is to guide the firms to achieve the objective of being the leading law firm in the region and an exceptional place to work.

"Phil Wilding heads the debt recovery team and ensures that clients are provided with an excellent level of service"

Legal 500 UK


  • Project manager for the closure of an in-house litigation debt collection department with the successful transfer of files into a new collection process which delivered cost savings and increased performance
  • Advised and provided multi-year debt collections service contracts to many of the leading banks such as HSBC, Santander, RBS, LBG, MBNA, Cooperative Bank. 
  • Advised a large public sector body on their future debt collection strategy.
  • Manages 8000 new cases per month for a leading debt purchaser involving pre-legal and litigation solutions. 
  • Advised several investors considering entering the UK debt purchase sector providing market feedback, a review of market opportunities and identification of barriers to entry.


Prior to joining Wright Hassall, Phil was working at a private equity backed debt collection business serving the consumer finance industry providing a range of services from debt collection to debt purchase, portfolio management and trace. 



Phil enjoys motorsport, rugby, food and travel.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Gemma Baker Partner - Head of Financial Recovery Operations
Ikra Shabir Paralegal