Philip specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence work.
His caseload has an equal claimant/defendant split across what are now almost exclusively higher-value or complex cases.
All types of PI work undertaken, including:
- Accidents at work
- Public liability claims
- Industrial disease (noise, vibration, asbestos etc)
- Clinical negligence
- Catastrophic and life-changing injuries
- Abuse claims (historic sexual and physical abuse)
Philip is available to conduct remote hearings, as well as being able to travel nationally.
He is also regularly instructed on JSMs, CCMCs, alongside a substantial paperwork practice.
He has been on the winning side in the Court of Appeal (where he appeared as sole counsel against a KC) and in the Supreme Court in the case of Armes, now regarded as the ‘high water mark’ of the doctrine of vicarious liability.
He has twice been nominated for PI Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar Awards, in 2022 and 2023, alongside considerably more senior practitioners. He is the only junior to have been nominated in both consecutive years and one of only two outside London.
He is always at the end of the phone to answer any queries, believing that early and continued collaboration with instructing solicitors is the best way to a successful outcome in any case. He is valued for being a straightforward communicator in court and for his personable manner with clients.