Expertise

Philip is an infrastructure lawyer. He specialises in novel, complex and strategically significant transactions in heavily regulated sectors, and public private partnerships.

Philip advises on acquisitions and disposals, outsourced contracts, joint ventures and project agreements. He also acts on many operational projects – including in relation to disputes leading to restructurings, settlement and terminations.

Philip was shortlisted as "Young Lawyer of the Year" by Insider Media in 2018 and 2020. He is recommended in Legal 500 2022 as a key lawyer in water and transport sectors, and as a next generation partner in energy, projects and PFI.

  • United Utilities on the £1.5bn+ replacement of the 109km drinking water pipeline, Haweswater Aqueduct using the new "direct procurement for customers" (or DPC) model. DPC is a new model of project finance and this project is the first of its kind
  • Femern A/S (a Danish government entity) on the procurement on the Femernbelt Link – a EUR 5 billion project to build an immersed tunnel between Denmark and Germany
  • Keolis and Amey on their joint bid for the £600m Manchester Metrolink tram system operation and maintenance contract
  • Southern Water on the bulk supply agreement with Portsmouth Water for the funding of a new reservoir and supply of water from it. It is the first such funding structure for infrastructure in the water sector
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust on the collapse and restructuring of its PFI hospital following the insolvency of Carillion