Having been called to the Bar in 2005 Philip joined the CPS specialising in criminal litigation. Philip has experience in a wide range of cases and has extensive experience in trial advocacy and the drafting of legal advices.
Philip’s success as a prosecutor saw him promoted to District Crown Prosecutor for the Allocated Trials Unit. In this role Philip led a team of lawyers in preparing and advising on contested Crown Court cases. He successfully secured convictions, on a variety of case including murders, drug conspiracies, and fatal road traffic incidents.
Philip has developed a particular interest in large drug operations and complex frauds. He has worked closely with the police providing advice on evidence gathering and charges on a number of large operations, leading to subsequent convictions. This has given Philip a reputation for meticulous case building.
Philip’s experience expands beyond organised crime and he has been trained as both a Youth Specialist and a Rape and Serious Sexual Offence Specialist. This has recently led to Philip working on the disclosure for a large scale sexual exploitation operation.
Philip’s practice stretches across the North East and Cumbria dealing with all aspects of prosecution and defence work.
2004 BVC Northumbria University (Plowden Chambers Prize for highest overall advocacy mark)
2003 The University of Leeds LLB (Hons.) Law