Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence


For over a decade, Philip has conducted thousands of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence matters for both Claimants and Defendants. He has a loyal following of Solicitors who have instructed him over the same period.

Some of his clients have suffered life-changing injuries across the entire spectrum of negligence seek damages for six-to-seven figures. The claims range from clinical negligence of newborn babies resulting in severe brain injuries and civil claims following criminal trials and the loss of limbs.

Philip has an advisory practice with many matters, never seeing the inside of a courtroom due to his robust approach.


Recent instructions

Representing a Claimant at a Joint Settlement meeting after the Claimant fell on a knife in a slaughterhouse in West Wales.

Personal Injury success in Wales (

Philip is advising the estate of a deceased who had been accused of significant sexual abuse during his employment at a Premier League Football Club and afterwards. Ongoing.

Multiple claims involving six-figure sums for brain and life-changing injuries where complex medical evidence is involved.

Philip acted in the matter of Lisa Driver v Dover Roman Painted House Trust a leading case on the 1957/1984 Occupiers’ Liability Act, which was widely reported in the national press, due to the unusual circumstances of the accident (the Claimant used the Defendant’s private car park as a temporary toilet on a night out and fell several meters into the Defendant’s moat-like ditch). The Claimant suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries. Philip acted for the successful First Defendant.

Philip was also involved at first instance in one of the leading cases on dangerousness under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, Leonard Debell v Rochester Cathedral [2016] EWCA Civ 1094 which was determined in the Defendant’s favour in the Court of Appeal.

In relation to Clinical Negligence, Philip’s scientific background, fearless cross-examination, and civil dispute discipline enable him to expose the weaknesses in cases.

Philip has appeared in the press on several occasions where cases have been reported in the Media.

Clients often find themselves in difficult situations, which may need fighting or diffusing in or out of court. Either option is available, and both are supported by guidance concerning the law and tactical advice to obtain the best possible outcome.