Philippa Handyside

General Counsel

Philippa Handyside is a Director on the ABI’s Executive Team. She became General Counsel at the ABI in 2015, having joined as Head of Legal in 2012. 

Philippa’s role encompasses managing the organisational risk of the ABI, including the competition compliance of all ABI activities. She and the ABI Legal Team also provide input into policy, regulatory and member initiatives of the organisation. This has involved the ABI’s participation in a number of judicial reviews and Supreme Court cases.

Philippa’s legal career has centred on insurance. She qualified as a Barrister after studying law at Bristol, converting to become a solicitor and working for many years in Pinsent Masons insurance and financial services group.