Phillippa took silk in 2011. Her expertise spans the public and private law arenas. She is equally at home in complex trials requiring mastery of large volumes of evidence and skilled cross examination as before the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal or Supreme Court arguing novel and difficult points of law. Phillippa was awarded ‘Human Rights and Public Law Silk of the Year’ at the 2019 Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards and the Legal 500 award for Civil Liberties and Human Rights Silk, 2020. She is identified in Chambers and Partners 202 as a star practitioner in the fields of Public Law, Civil Liberties and Police Law. She is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.
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She is identified in three practice areas by Chambers & Partners (administrative and public law; civil liberties and police law) where she is described as “one of the leading lawyers of her generation, who presents issues beautifully and is a blistering advocate” (2017).
Senior solicitors, and their counterparts at the Bar, confirm that she is a “really remarkable”, “brilliant and hugely creative” practitioner (2014) who “has a phenomenal intellect and takes a really incisive approach to cases” (2017). She’s excellent in cross-examination and has a wonderful advocacy style which helps to get juries on side.” “She brings incisive intellect to every case she considers” (2017). Phillippa is “mellifluous, clever and very strategic”, (2015), “a real joy to work with” (2014), “a great trial advocate who knows her law and tactics inside out, and is extremely dedicated. She is superb at thinking on her feet, and is as good at presenting innovative and detailed submissions as she is at responding off the cuff” (2015).