Philip specialises in alcohol and entertainment licensing, betting and gaming, criminal and regulatory law. He has appeared in over 100 contested licensing hearings before licensing committees and in the magistrates courts for clients ranging from multi-site restaurants, convenience stores, stately homes hosting music festivals, and breweries.
Philip’s criminal practice has seen him successfully defend businesses, obtaining acquittals for licence holders in criminal proceedings for various regulatory offences. He is a well-known and highly regarded road traffic lawyer. He has secured acquittals for clients in speeding and drink driving cases and has appeared on BBC Watchdog and Radio 5 Live. He also has a niche practice relating to DVLA driving licence medical appeals and has acted for many drivers who have had their driving licences revoked.
Legal Directory Quotes
"PRACTICAL APPROACH TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND EXCELLENT MEDIATION SKILLS"
"FRIENDLY, APPROACHABLE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE"
"CLIENT-FRIENDLY APPROACH AND RESPONSIVENESS"
"EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE"
LEGAL 500 UK
"ALWAYS WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA MILE"
LEGAL 500 UK
"PHILIP DESIGNED THE BRIBERY ACT TRAINING TO HIT THE TARGET AUDIENCE OF OUR OPERATIONALLY FOCUSED DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGERS. BY UNDERSTANDING OUR BUSINESS HE WAS ABLE TO GIVE TAILORED EXAMPLES OF ISSUES FROM OUR INDUSTRY SECTOR. HE REFERENCED OUR OWN INTERNAL POLICIES, COMPLIANCE TEAMS AND LEGAL CONTACTS SO THAT OUR MANAGERS KNEW WHO TO CONTACT WITHIN OUR OWN ORGANISATION WHEN THE TRAINING WAS DONE. HIS DELIVERY WAS LIVELY AND ENGAGED OUR MANAGERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSIONS.”
JANE LI, UK COMPANY SECRETARY, DHL.
Professional Associations & Memberships
What you may not know about Philip
Philip is an accomplished ultramarathon runner, having completed a number of 24 hour, 100 mile races. He is a member of Advent Running Club in London. In 2019 Philip is aiming to run Centurion Running’s four “Grand Slam” 100 mile races in a year, as well as competing in the arduous “Race Across the Skies” 100 mile race in Leadville, Colorado.
Chambers UK, Legal 500