Phil is a Level 4 (highest grade) prosecutor and is a member of the RASSO CPS Advocates Panel. He has been a member of the Midland Circuit for 27 years. He is fully trained and attuned to all issues relating to ‘vulnerable witnesses’. He was part of the prosecution team that successfully prosecuted one of the East Midlands first ‘Honour Based Violence’ trials. The defendant received a sentence of 23 years imprisonment.
Phil vigorously defends those accused of serious crimes throughout England and Wales. He is thorough, well prepared, approachable and tenacious. He was recently described as ‘firm but fair’ by a resident judge in a rape trial in which his client was acquitted after the cross – examination of the complainant.
Phil has appeared in numerous other serious cases over the last 27 years and is highly experienced in cases relating to homicide, drugs and high – level violence. He was Junior Counsel in the notorious ‘Loughborough Bin Bag Murder’ case. His client was the only one of 4 to be acquitted.
Phil has an interest in Sports Law. He has acted in sporting disciplinary tribunals for the British Swimming Association and he represented Chinese Taipei at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, against the International Olympic Committee.