Called to bar 22 November 2012 - Grays Inn. Call to the bar in Jamaica, 1996.
Philip has a growing practice in education law. He is interested in discrimination, admissions and exclusions, disciplinary procedures, and professional disciplinary matters within education. His work in education law runs alongside a general public law practice, particularly in judicial review. Philip appears in related tribunal and judicial review permission hearings.
Examples of work,
Acting in the First Tier Tribunal ( Education and Disability) for local authorities, schools and parents in issues related to EHC plans
Advising in higher education disputes on issues such as matriculation, certification, examination integrity and hate speech.
Advising and drafting striking out grounds leading to dismissal of discrimination claim against a regulator
Advising and acting for local authority in First Tier Tribunal in disability discrimination claim,
Advising and acting for claimant in judicial review claim in a parental choice of school matter,
Presentation and training to primary school teaching staff regarding the “Prevent duty” and counter-terrorism,
A criminal barrister for many years in Jamaica, Philip has worked in international human rights law at the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington DC, USA, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Geneva, Switzerland, the Human Dignity Trust (HDT) in London, and as a legal consultant for inter-governmental organisations such as UNAIDS and various NGOs in the Caribbean and Africa.
Philip is a Guardian Law contributor and speaks conversational French.
British Chevening Scholarship, 2000
Suffolk and North Essex Law Society (SNELS) for 1st place on the masters or Law (LL.M) 2000-01 programme, Essex University
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Bar Transfer Test (BTT), 2012
Masters of Law (LLM) in International Human Rights law (Distinction), Essex University, 2002
Legal Education Certificate (Jamaican Bar Vocational course), Norman Manley Law School, 1996
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 1993, University of the West Indies, 1993