Philip read Law at Nottingham University, and has specialised in the resolution of disputes ever since he qualified as a solicitor in 1988.
Philip joined the Bristol firm of Wansbroughs upon qualification. In 1996, he was made a partner in the merged national law firm of Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave. He built up a specialist litigation team with a national reputation and remained as a partner with the firm when it merged with the London practice of Beachcroft Stanley to form Beachcroft Wansbroughs in 1999. In 2007 he set up Hands Law, merging with Star Legal in 2011.
Philip has been recognised as a leading litigator in the two main guides to the UK legal profession, Chambers guide to the UK legal profession and the Legal 500. Philip also appears in Debrett’s “People of Today” in recognition of his contribution to the legal profession.
As a litigator, Philip’s opponents view him as “tough and experienced”, while his clients identify him as, ”a creative thinker… prepared to explore new areas of law”.*
Scott and Anor v City and County of Swansea  EGCS 10 (ChD) (fraud and lease rectification)
Holding and Barnes plc v Hill House Hammond (No. 1)  L&TR 7 (C.A.) (Dilapidations)
Coff v Berkshire County Council (1996) (defamation and environment)
F v F (1992) (worldwide freezing orders and costs)
*Chambers and Partners