Philip has a growing inquest practice. His work in this area complements a public law and judicial review practice, which cuts across criminal justice, mental health and adult social care. He represents families as well as institutions and other interested parties.
Examples of Work
Module 2 of Covid Inquiry – junior counsel for the Federation of Minority Ethnic Healthcare Organisations ( FEMHO) : Current
Module 3 of Covid Inquiry - junior counsel for the Federation of Minority Ethnic Healthcare Organisations ( FEMHO) ; junior counsel for the Covid19 Airborne Transmission Alliance ( CATA ): Current
Art 2 inquest - representing family for a death in custody - 6 days in 2024: Ongoing
Art 2 inquest representing family of a vulnerable man who died from alcohol intoxication whilst in a hotel room during covid pandemic at the direction of the police - 3 days in 2024: Ongoing
Acting for teenage mother convicted for manslaughter for death of her baby daughter through neglect. Inquest included issues of safeguarding from social services and mental health/psychological impact on teenage mom from grooming: June 2023 – 5 day Inquest
Death in prison, representing Mental Health NHS Trust. Complex issues of mental health and safeguarding within prisons: April 2023 – 7 day Inquest
Acted for CQC in 3 inquests, listed together., regarding deaths of patients in care home: March 2023 - 5 day Inquest
Acted for an energy company in relation to death of employee in an incinerator: April 2022 – 6 Day Inquest
Appeared as junior counsel on behalf of the bereaved families of six young men who drowned at Camber Sands beach in the summer of 2016 .
Instructed as counsel (acting alone) for one of the ambulance technicians in the Inquest into the
death of Kingsley Burrell in Birmingham Coroner’s Court, which lasted six weeks.
Instructed as counsel to conduct research and preparatory documentary reviews in support of the families in the Hillsborough inquest,
Instructed counsel for the family in the death of a prisoner in HMP Norwich, who died suddenly: Oct 2-4, 2013,
Instructed counsel for family in death of prisoner who suffered from mental health illness at HMP Downview: January 13-24, 2014,
Instructed counsel for inquest into the death of a Jamaican woman who was detained at Yarls Wood for removal back to her country.
Originally a barrister with a criminal law practice in Jamaica, Philip also has international human rights experience as a lawyer 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