Philip maintains a broad practice encompassing shipping, insurance, civil fraud, and general commercial litigation. He has appeared as sole counsel in the Commercial Court and County Court, as well as being led in the Commercial Court and arbitration. Philip’s advisory and drafting practice has ranged from marine insurance to testamentary trusts.
Philip has spent time on secondment at two leading solicitors’ firms. On his first secondment, Philip worked on an arbitration claim against a sovereign state involving allegations of abuse of power and corruption, as well as on a Commercial Court claim arising out of equities and derivatives trading in Dubai. He also carried out a range of research and advisory work relating to questions of jurisdiction, conflict of laws and state immunity. During the second secondment, Philip was exclusively involved in an extensive regulatory review of a complex programme of international reinsurance arrangements.
Philip is happy to accept instructions, on his own or led, in any commercial dispute.