Philip has come back to London after 20 years as a Senior Clerk in the provinces.
Prior to this he spent 7 years as Senior Clerk at chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, overseeing its transformation from Common Law Chambers to specialist set and opening its Bristol annexe which is still in operation today
He was the first Senior Clerk in the country to complete the IBC BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration which he subsequently lectured on. He was also previously a member of the Management Committee of the Institute of Barristers Clerks.
He prides himself on his friendly and open approach and welcomes approaches from clients to discuss best working practices.
He is a keen skier an irregular and awful golfer, season ticket holder at Arsenal and a collector of Modern Art.
Poshteh v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea  has re-visited the issue of whether the homelessness provisions in the Housing Act 1996 create a ‘civil right’ which engages article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In LL v The Lord Chancellor  EWCA Civ 237, the Court of Appeal held the applicant entitled to HRA damages for his committal to prison by Ms. Justice Russell because her errors cumulatively amounted to “gross and obvious irregularity”.