Philip specialises in handling Inquests, inquiries and medical malpractice claims on behalf of Defendants.
In 2008 Philip was appointed as a Nominated Partner by the NHS Litigation Authority. 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 7/7 London Bombings and the Hillsborough inquests. 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 Goddard 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.
- Whelan v North West London Hospitals NHS Trust,  All ER (D) 214 (Apr) Trial win in a claim relating to management of severe orthopaedic injuries.
- Thakerar v Northwick Park and St Mark’s NHS Trust and another,  All ER (D) 216 (Apr) Court of Appeal decision relating to the dismissal of the claim by a Litigant in Person following her non-attendance at trial on grounds of ill health.
- Deriche v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust,  All ER (D) 373 (Dec) - Trial win in a wrongful birth claim where it was alleged that an obstetrician had advised there was no risk of the pregnant mother's chicken pox being passed to her baby.
- BB v. NHSLA (2008) EWHC 2948 (QB) - Test case involving indexation of damages for future loss and the terms of a model order for periodical payments.
- Ganz v Childs, Lloyd, KingstonHospital NHS Trust  EWHC 13 (QB) – Trial win on causation in a paediatric claim against general practitioners and the hospital where it was alleged that earlier diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia would have prevented serious brain damage.
- NatWest v Trustees of the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust and others,  EWHC 653 (Ch) – Court of Appeal decision which dismissed a challenge to the claims handling scheme involving the Secretary of State for Health
LLB (Hons) 1991