Philip has significant experience in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious employment disputes, ranging from simple settlement agreements to complex disability discrimination claims involving principles and end-users.
He regularly advises employers on contracts of employment, staff handbooks, disciplinary and grievance processes, long-term sickness absence processes, dismissals (including redundancies and restructures), TUPE and breach of restrictive covenants. In addition, Philip frequently delivers training on important areas of employment law and HR.
Prior to qualifying as an Employment lawyer, Philip worked for a number of years in the Family and Social Care department of a national law firm. He therefore has knowledge of complex child protection processes.
Philip also has experience in practising education law which involves representing parents on various matters including admission appeals, governor’s complaints, complaints to the ESFA, appeals before the First-Tier Tribunal and university disciplinary matters. This experience has provided him with a good overview of the education landscape in both England and Wales.
He completed his law degree at the University of Kent and completed his LPC at Nottingham Law School and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Industrial Law Society.