Phil studied Law and the European Legal System at Lancaster University, as part of this course Phil spent a year studying abroad at Trier University in Germany. After the completion of his degree Phil went on to attend the College of Law in York before commencing a Training Contract with Stephensons in 2002, qualifying into the Employment department as a solicitor in September 2004, going on to head up the department in May 2008.
Phil has experience in conducting and appearing before the Employment Tribunal in all manner of complex contentious and non-contentious cases including; unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay and TUPE related issues. Phil also has considerable experience advising employers in dealing with disciplinary and grievance related issues and redundancy exercises.
Phil is a regular guest speaker at regional business network seminars and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
In his spare time Phil enjoys keeping fit, attending the gym when possible and relaxing with family and friends.