Philip is a leading junior who specialises in cross-border personal injury and employment cases involving the application of conflict of laws and European law. Philip has considerable expertise in the area of foreign accidents. He has a detailed understanding of the Judgments Regulation, the application of the EU Motor Insurance Directives and the Rome II Regulation and foreign law to the quantification of loss, and the territorial scope of employment law.
Recent notable cases include: Hoteles Pinero Canarias SL v. Keefe: application of Article 11(3) of Brussels Regulation 44/2001 - referred to the Court of Justice of the EU by the Supreme Court (SC, 2017); Rai v Ministry of Defence (QB, 2016) proper law of the tort and acta iure imperii; Cook v Virgin Media Ltd (CA, 2016) jurisdiction within the UK, forum non conveniens and strike out; Hasan v. Shell International Shipping Services (EAT, 2014); Nemeti v. Sabre Insurance (CA, 2013) direct right of action against foreign insurer, substitution of Defendant; Jacobs v. Motor Insurers Bureau (CA, 2011) - first successful claim against the MIB in its capacity as Compensation Body.
Direct instruction: Philip is able to accept instructions direct from foreign lawyers and foreign clients.
PIBA; Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (General Board Member); TATLA; BEG; ELA; ILS.
Editor and Contributor to Bona and Mead (eds) Personal Injury Compensation in Europe; and Personal Injury Compensation in Europe: Fatal Accidents and Secondary Victims.