Called to bar 22 November 2012 - Grays Inn. Call to the bar in Jamaica, 1996
Philip is steadily building a public law practice, which includes criminal justice matters regarding prisons and the police. He routinely drafts grounds for judicial review and other claims, and acts as counsel in matters in the county and administrative law courts.
Examples of work,
Advising and drafting judicial review claims related to parole board decisions and conditions in prison
Advised on successful judicial review claim for the reversal of a decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) to compensate a victim of rape in the Social Entitlement Chamber,
Drafted grounds for judicial review and obtained admission from the Secretary of State that the failure to provide a course that was considered necessary in the prisoner’s rehabilitation had been unlawful,
Advised in successful claim for trespass and battery at the Central London County Court, concerning animal rights, protestors, who argued that police action pursuant on s14 of the Public Order Act was unlawful,
Acted for a Claimant in a 4 day civil jury trial: action against the police for assault and false imprisonment
A criminal barrister of many years’ experience in Jamaica, Philip also worked in international human rights, 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 such as UNAIDS and various NGOs in the Caribbean and Africa. He is also 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