Philippa graduated in law from Birmingham University and followed this with a training contract at Cameron Markby Hewitt in London. She qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and spent the next 15 years working at a number of firms around the country as a commercial property solicitor. She worked at Beachcroft in Bristol from 2001 and in 2009, after the birth of son number 2, she decided to make a change and moved across to work on professional indemnity claims against solicitors. Here her property experience came in very useful and she also learned a great deal about other areas of the law.
In 2011 she left Beachcroft and soon after began writing a monthly professional update type paper for a leading professional indemnity insurer dealing with all aspects of risk management for solicitors. She undertook this role until April 2014 when she became more involved with Star Legal.
Philippa helps with and advises on risk management and compliance issues as well as assisting on other procedural and risk-based projects.
Outside of work, Philippa is busy with her two young boys and recently acquired a rescue dog that is proving to be one of her biggest challenges yet!