Phillip has been accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a Criminal Law Specialist criminal lawyer since 1999 and is the joint Chairman of the Criminal Law Specialists Advisory Committee (this committee decides who can be an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law). He has been a member of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee since 2002 and he regularly presents criminal law seminars to the legal profession.
Phillip Gibson worked in the Attorney General’s Department for over ten years before joining private practice in 1993. He joined Nyman Gibson Miralis (then Trevor Nyman and Co.) in 1995 and has been a partner since 1997.
Phillip practices only in criminal law. He regularly appears or instructs counsel in the Local Court, District Court Supreme Court and High Court of Australia. He has extensive experience in the Coroners Court having appeared in a number of long running and high profile matters in that jurisdiction, including the inquest into the death of Mrs. Dianne Brimble on board the P & O cruise ship Pacific Sky.
Phillip has many years experience appearing at other specialist jurisdictions like the Court of Criminal Appeal, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Royal Commissions, Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC). In the ACC and NSWCC Phillip has a proven expertise in resisting forfeiture orders, property seizure orders and proceedings under the Criminal Assets Recovery Act, Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act (NSW), Proceeds of Crime Act (Cwlth) and the Crime Commission Act (NSW).
Phillip also has a specialist practice in providing advice to clients about white collar and corporate crime, inter-jurisdictional and international fraud and Australia's Anti-Money Laundering laws. Phillip regularly travels to parts of Asia to provide advice to clients who come under notice of Australia's regularity authorities such as the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) whose purpose is to protect the integrity of Australia's financial system and counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism.