Vicky Phillips

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Not to be confused with Vicki Phillips.

Vicky Philips is a Solicitor in the United Kingdom. She is Head of the Employment Rights Unit at Thompsons Solicitors, having qualified as a Solicitor in August 1996. She was previously President of the National Union of Students between 1986-1988.

She regularly gives talks and lectures on employment law to trade union clients and speaks at events organised by the Institute of Employment Rights. She also writes articles and commentary on employment law matters for Federation News and Equal Opportunities Review.

Notable Cases[edit]

[Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Ainsworth] (CA) [2005] IRLR 465 (referred by House of Lords to European Court of Justice (hearing 20 November 2007) – Advocate General’s Opinion due 24 January 2008) [Entitlement to paid annual leave][1]

ASLEF v UK (ECHR)] [2007] IRLR 361 [Rights of trade unions under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights to exclude individuals from membership][2]

Posts Held[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Woolas
President of the
National Union of Students

Succeeded by
Maeve Sherlock
Party political offices
Preceded by
Joyce Gould
National Women's Officer of the Labour Party
Succeeded by
Deborah Lincoln


  1. ^ "Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Ainsworth". Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "ASLEF v UK (ECHR)". Retrieved 2008-05-12.