- Location: Leeds and Manchester
- Role: Assistant Solicitor & Higher Court Advocate
- Practice Area: Criminal Defence
Education and Qualifications
BA Law & Criminology
Diploma in Legal Practice
Qualified Duty Solicitor
Qualified Higher Rights Advocate
Law Society Qualification in the examination of vulnerable witnesses
Phil is an experienced solicitor who is also a Higher Court Advocate. He represents defendants in the police station, the Magistrate’ Court and the Crown Court.
A qualified solicitor for over 15 years, Phil has dealt with all manner of criminal defence work, from motoring offences to complex drugs, sex, murder and firearms cases. His experience also includes defending people being prosecuted by agencies such as the RSPCA and the Department of Work and Pensions.
His years of working in legally aided practice have only increased Phil’s determination to ensure that all people accused of criminal offences receive representation from a knowledgeable and skilled advocate, which is reflected in the commitment he brings to all his cases
Phil joined GT Stewart in February 2018. Before that he worked in a variety of firms in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
Recent cases include
Junior Counsel in a complex, multi-handed case involving two rival gangs using firearms against one another as part of a drugs dispute. The case involved assimilating and understanding considerable amounts of technical data derived from mobile telephones
Litigator in a multi-handed “street grooming” case involving historical allegation from multiple complainants