Philip graduated from the University of Derby in 2018 with First Class Honours in Law and then completed his LL.M. at Nottingham Trent University whilst studying for the Bar. Philip was Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2020.
Philip began teaching in Higher Education in 2018. Prior to his current contract with DMU, Philip was a Tutor at the University of Law's Nottingham Campus, and, previous to that, was an Associate Lecturer with DMU. He previously practiced as an Advanced County Court Advocate for a highly regarded solicitors firm, and maintains his ties to practice through consultancy work for the same firm.
Philip, until recently, served as a Justice of the Peace for England and Wales, and was a member of the Adult Panel, the Crown Court Panel, and, was also formerly a member of the Specialist Search Warrant Panel. By grant of the Lord Chancellor he is now listed on the Supplemental List of Justices held by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.
Philip is also a Disciplinary Commission Chairman for the Nottinghamshire Football Association.