Philip is a partner in the Corporate team and regularly advises corporate clients, private equity firms, founders, management teams and investors on all aspects of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and investment transactions (including private equity-backed buyouts, growth capital / venture capital investments and exits).

Philip supports clients on strategically important transactions across a range of sectors but has a particular focus on transactions in the financial services sector, having supported clients on numerous investment and M&A transactions involving FCA / PRA regulated businesses.

Philip has significant practical experience from secondments at AnaCap, a financial services focused private equity fund, and CDC Group plc, the UK’s development finance institution.

Philip is independently recognised in Chambers & Partners as an “Up and Coming” lawyer and has been named as a “Next Generation Partner” in The Legal 500, with clients describing him as “an outstanding, commercially astute young partner” and "a rising star: bright, thorough, responsive and calm”.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales



  • Lloyds Banking Group (as lead investor) on its investment in innovative property technology fintech Coadjute.
  • Financial services group Fidelius Group on the investment by private equity-backed Söderberg & Partners.
  • Newcastle Building Society on its merger with Manchester Building Society.
  • Better, the US-based Nasdaq-listed global digital home ownership platform, on its acquisitions of Birmingham Bank and an FCA regulated UK mortgage provider and servicer.
  • The vendors and management team of Vivup, an FCA-regulated award-winning wellbeing and employee benefits provider, on the MBO supported by private equity investment from Omni Partners.