Philip has been a member of Colin Biggers & Paisley's insurance team since 2018 and became a partner in 2022.
Philip has expertise in the defence of complex technical claims against professionals including solicitors, construction professionals, real estate agents, mortgage and insurance brokers and financial services professionals.
Philip regularly acts in large, multi-party litigated disputes throughout Australia, including in the defence of class actions. He appears in person for clients in private mediations and in court ordered alternative dispute resolution settings and achieves excellent results. He also acts in workplace health and safety prosecutions and matters before compliance and disciplinary boards.
Philip's construction insurance experience includes acting for professional indemnity insurers, D&C contractors and other builders, engineers, architects, building surveyors, building owners and property developers in significant building and project disputes.
Philip regularly acts as coverage counsel in complex professional indemnity and project and infrastructure claims. He also acts as coverage counsel for excess layer insurers in solicitors' negligence and construction class actions.
Philip is listed in the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia for insurance law.
Philip completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Master of Conflict Resolution, Law from La Trobe University. Philip was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2009.