Phil brings to DTM a wealth of experience gained at one of the regions heavyweight firms. A corporate and commercial lawyer for 20 years he is well known in the North West business community, advising clients ranging from large institutions to owner managed businesses. Broadly speaking he undertakes corporate transactional work advising on business acquisitions and disposals, private equity and venture capital investment, management buy outs and strategic joint ventures on the one hand, and on the other non transactional corporate and commercial work, covering such things as restructurings, shareholder agreements, employee share schemes, and commercial contracts.
Recommended in 2017’s Legal 500, Phil’s long standing clients consider him as their trusted adviser who adds value not just in relation to a particular transaction but throughout the life cycle of their business. He prides himself on taking a no nonsense commercial approach that at all times has as its focus his client’s strategic objectives. Phil considers his greatest professional achievements to be those clients that he has worked alongside from their very first days as a fledgling business through their development into mature, successful organisations.
Away from DTM, and when family commitments permit, Phil’s main interests lie on the sporting front, although is this now almost exclusively confined to spectating rather participatory – except at the most sedentary level. He is a keen golfer, a slightly disillusioned follower of Liverpool Football Club (though he has high hopes for Jurgen Klopp) and likes few sporting events better than a day at a Test Match. Aside from sport he very much enjoys music though by his own admission is stuck in something of a late 70’s early 80’s time warp.