Philip acts for police officers in criminal matters (including motoring offences) and in their disciplinary proceedings. He draws on years of experience at the criminal bar, both prosecuting and defending.
Philip also has experience in inquests, inquiries and coronial law matters (See Inquest, Inquiries and Coronial Law CV)
Examples of (general) professional discipline work,
Successfully acted for a nurse in a 7 day hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). One of the contested charges was struck out and the other was not proved. Of the admitted charges, reasonable conditions of practice were secured as sanction, Successfully acted for a nurse in a 4-day hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) who was accused of cutting a patient’s IV line, Successfully acted for a nurse in an appeal who had been struck off after a conviction for a council tax related offence, Acted for a physiotherapist in a hearing regarding her competence and fitness to practise before the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC), Acted for a teacher in a 2 day hearing before the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) who was accused of exaggerating his previous teaching experience and lying about his GCSE results.
A criminal law 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 also a Guardian Law contributor. He 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