A partner recognised for his authoritative advice on trade union recognition matters who clients describe as "very knowledgeable, up to date with the law, measured and thoughtful." (Chambers and Partners 2021)
Philip has a wealth of experience across all areas of employment law with a focus on complex and high value litigation in the employment tribunal, High Court and appellate courts. He has regularly advised on restraint of trade issues including restrictive covenants, breach of confidentiality and team moves. Philip has also handled trade union disputes including recognition issues and injunctions to prevent industrial action. High value discrimination and whistleblowing claims have formed the core of his tribunal practice.
He has a wide and varied experience in non-contentious issues where his in-house HR experience is invaluable. Such issues include managing redundancies, TUPE, disciplinary and grievance issues, managing sickness, drafting employment contracts, bonus communications, and policies and procedures.
Philip has been recommended as a key lawyer in the Legal 500 (2021) and recognised for his expertise in industrial relations in Chambers and Partners (2021). Clients describe Philip as "the 'go to' person for the division; he is responsive, commercial, technically brilliant and an asset to our team."
Philip is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Philip previously worked for leading global firm CMS Cameron McKenna. He undertook two secondments whilst there, at Royal Mail and at Goldman Sachs. He has also spent three years acting for a former client as in-house employment counsel and head of HR.