Philip specialises in handling Inquests, inquiries and medical malpractice claims on behalf of Defendants.
Philip has been a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution for over 10 years. He has successfully defended many claims ranging from small value to injuries of maximum severity and he has particular expertise in the resolution of sensitive cases. Of note, Philip recently won a contested clinical negligence trial worth several million pounds. Philip was also on the Defendant’s clinical negligence costs group and met with Lord Justice Jackson during his review into the costs of civil litigation. He advised in relation to the Jimmy Savile affair and represented the Secretary of State for Health in all of the Savile sexual abuse claims against the NHS.
Philip leads the Capsticks’ national inquest service which handled more than 600 inquests last year and has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive inquests. This includes numerous deaths in custody, the Hillsborough inquests, the Westminster and London Bridge Terror Attacks inquests and the Grenfell Public Inquiry. Philip has also advised the Police in relation to investigations into healthcare related deaths.
Philip has a special interest in child protection and has advised health and social care clients on many Chapter 8 serious case reviews and in response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Philip is independently rated as a leading individual by Chambers and the Legal 500. He also has judicial experience, having worked for five years as the Assistant Deputy Coroner for the Northern District of London.
LLB (Hons) 1991