Philip has a developed an indepth knowledge of matters including Health and Safety, Environmental, Licensing, Specialist Regulatory, and Road Traffic Offences. Developing his knowledge of Regulatory Offences both in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court, Philip has represented individuals, and international companies throughout various stages within the trial process.
Philip is an experienced advocate, and one of a few Barrister’s who came from of an Architecture background. Working in an Architectural Practice, he has an in-depth knowledge into the requirements, and regulations surrounding the built environment, and has developed a practice understanding the complexities involved within the construction industry.
Philip has previously been seconded with the Crown Prosecution Service, where he developed a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of both the procedures and decisions of prosecuting local authorities, local councils, and the CPS. Philip has been instructed on cases involving medical professionals, and serious misconduct, and sexual allegations. Philip understands the rules relating to individual prosecuting authorities, undertaking both private and public prosecutions.
Criminal Regulatory Offences
Health And Safety Provisions
Instructed in cases involving Health and Safety Philip has developed a comprehensive understanding of the rules and regulations of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Instructed in cases involving procedural scrutiny, and company working practices, Philip has assisted senior counsel on complex areas of law including cases involving serious injury, and manslaughter.
Philip has been instructed to represent companies, and defendants including large scale disposal of waste, operating hours, chemical disposal, and company regulations. Philip has appeared both in the Magistrates’ and the Crown regarding complex matters involving Environmental regulations, appearing on behalf of both the prosecution and defence. Familiar with the regulations and provisions in relation to the functions of the Countryside Councils, the Forestry Commission, and the Environment Agency. Having previously worked alongside Countryside and Land Agents, he has a unique insight into the practical implementation of legislation.
Philip has an in-depth understanding of the rules and regulations pertaining to the Built Environment. Studying Architecture, and working within an Architectural Practice in London, he is one of the few Barristers who has developed a wealth of knowledge from first-hand experience within the construction industry. Familiar with complex drawings, regulations, Architectural practices, and working methodology, he has been instructed on complex cases involving private and public buildings within the UK. Furthermore, Philip has assisted and advised Landlords regarding ongoing Tenant disputes which encompass both criminal and civil areas alike.
Philip has regularly appeared on behalf of the Defence and Licensing Authorities regarding taxi licenses, in both the Magistrates’, and the Crown Court. In addition, Philip has also represented both large- and small-scale businesses regarding licences of commercial premises.
Road Traffic Law
Philip developed his practice in London, becoming familiar with a wide range of offences from initial requests for information by the DVLA through to cases involving Death by Dangerous Driving. He has an in-depth understanding of the statutory framework, case law, and procedures involved, and has appeared on behalf of International Companies, and individuals alike.
Military Regulations And Court Martial
Previously being involved within the Military, Philip has developed a keen understanding of the rules and regulations surrounding the Armed forces and Military personnel. His experience through charity work and his own personal interest has developed an area of personal interest within his career. Philip has represented many serving, and retired military personnel across the services and takes instructions regarding regulatory, criminal, and family matters.
Appointed to List C of the List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law.
Health and Safety Lawyers Association
Technology and Construction Bar Association