Philip was called to the New South Wales Bar in 1997, having already practiced as a solicitor. His practice focuses on all aspects of, and relating to, building, engineering and construction law. He also practices in all aspects of commercial law and insurance as well as areas related to these.
At the NSW Bar Philip is regarded as one of the foremost practitioners in the specialist area of Building & Construction Law. Apart from his extensive experience acting for difference interests in construction disputes, he authored the leading text on residential building dispute in New South Wales, Building Disputes and the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), of which a 2nd Edition is underway.
Philip appears as a barrister in courts and tribunals, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, security of payment adjudications and other alternative resolution procedures in Australia, as well as arbitrations internationally.
Philip is an active member of the legal community both in Australia and abroad, frequently speaking on Building, Engineering and Construction issues (including contract drafting, dispute management, professional liability, The Home Building Act 1989, Security of Payments and Strata disputes), Commercial Law issues, as well as on the Convention for the International Sale of Goods.
In 2015 and 2016 he delivered papers in Hong Kong on the NEC3 Contract and its use in Hong Kong , Adjudication under the proposed Hong Kong Security of Payments Regime and also the use and presentation of evidence in commercial disputes including BIM.