Education: LLB (Bristol), BCL
Languages: Fluent in French
Tel: 020 7831 6381 (485#)
Philip is regularly instructed on the following areas of law:
- Commercial litigation: contractual disputes; civil fraud; conflict of laws; sale of goods; security; partnership disputes; trusts; arbitration.
- Banking and finance: guarantees; enforceability of security; mistaken payments; breach of mandate; consumer credit.
- Corporate/personal insolvency: transactions at an undervalue; unlawful preferences; schemes of arrangement; CVAs/IVAs; injunctions to restrain presentation/advertisement of petitions; private/public examinations; validation orders; rescissions/annulments.
- Company law: unfair prejudice petitions; shareholder disputes; share capital reductions; unlawful distributions; misfeasance proceedings against directors.
In 2011, Philip was seconded to the Banking and Finance department at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP where he advised and appeared on behalf of major banks in a wide variety of banking matters. Between October 2009 and April 2010, he was seconded to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. During his secondment, Philip advised and assisted PwC's insolvency practitioners in their ongoing insolvency proceedings, as well as appearing on behalf of those practitioners in various applications in the Companies Court. By virtue of the substantial time he has spent working alongside insolvency practitioners, Philip has acquired a comprehensive awareness of the practical aspects and implications of insolvency proceedings, and draws on this knowledge in advising clients. In 2009, he was seconded to the Pensions Regulator during which time he worked on a case carrying out disclosure and drafting various other documents which were part of TPR's case to be put before the Determinations Panel.
Prior to joining chambers, Philip lectured undergraduate conflict of laws and postgraduate international contracts at the University of Bristol. He has published pieces in the Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly concerning the sale of goods and the Brussels I Regulation, and jurisdiction in general. His in-depth knowledge of jurisdictional and enforcement issues adds a crucial practical dimension to his work, much of which has international aspects to it.
Philip studied Law & French at the University of Bristol and l'Université de Poitiers, achieving the top First of his year. He took the BCL at Brasenose College, University of Oxford, studying corporate insolvency, corporate and business taxation, conflict of laws and restitution.
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