Phillip welcomes briefs in common law, commercial and criminal matters. He has particular experience in personal injury claims of all types and has a general interest in commercial, administrative law and crime.
Before coming to the Bar, Phillip worked in mid to large tier law firms serving both plaintiff and defendant clients.
Most recently, Phillip worked in a defendant firm as part of the WorkCover and Commonwealth teams. He defended worker’s compensation claims under the Accident Compensation Act, handled claims against Comcare and claims made under the Asbestos and Dust Diseases Torts legislation.
Prior to this, his experience was as a senior lawyer with two plaintiff firms where he had the conduct of numerous WorkCover, medical negligence, public liability and TAC matters.
Before coming to Australia Phillip was a sole practitioner in South Africa where he ran a law practice that focused on personal injury, corporate work in regards to small to medium commercial enterprises, family law and crime. The broad experience of running such a practice empowers Phillip to accept briefs across these wide areas of interest.
Phillip completed his Bachelor Procurationsand postgraduate Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, in South Africa. He was awarded Certificates of Merit in Partnership and Company Law and Specific Contracts by the Dean of Law.
Phillip read with His Honour Judge Rob Dyer, before he was called to the County Court bench and his senior mentor is Mr Philip Jewell SC.
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