Philip Morley


Philip is a grade 4 RASSO lawyer and receives instructions both prosecution and defence in some of the most serious offences prosecuted, including rapes, serious assaults, death by dangerous driving and drug conspiracies.

Philip as a led junior has prosecuted offences of murder and defended as a led junior in a number of large scale drug conspiracies. He has also received instructions to appear in the Court of Appeal

Philip receives instructions from Trading Standards and has also conducted prosecutions in a range of regulatory work.

Philip studied law at The University of Leeds before going on to complete his training at Northumbria University, where he was awarded the Plowden Chambers Prize for the highest overall advocacy mark.

Thereafter Philip began his career in the CPS where he rose through the ranks to become a Crown Court Unit Head, leading a team of lawyers.

After a successful career within the CPS Philip joined Fountain Chambers in 2015, where he quickly gained a reputation as an effective advocate with an approachable manner.

At the centre of Philip’s practice is client care and he has forged good relations with both professional and lay clients.



Notable Cases

Operation Strand (2023) – worked as a prosecution disclosure junior on a historic child murder case.

Operation Seabrook (2019-2023) – worked as a disclosure junior on the Medomsley Detention Centre prosecutions. It was the largest case of its kind within England.

Operation Rex (2022) – led prosecution junior on a murder case involving 10 defendants, some of whom were youths. All 10 were convicted.

Operation Eastmain (2022) – as a led junior prosecuted a drugs conspiracy involving 2kg of cocaine. All defendants were convicted.  

 R v. B (2021) – prosecuted defendant in 5 day trial for offences of rape and serious violence against his partner. Resulting in a conviction and sentence of 10 years imprisonment. 

Operation Ebony (2019-2020) – led defence junior during an 11-week trial for a drug conspiracy successfully securing an acquittal on the lead defendant.





Criminal Bar Association

North Eastern Circuit

Practice Areas