24-26 Museum Street, Ipswich, IP1 1HZ
Philippa joined Birketts in September 2011 having qualified in 2009, she is a Senior Associate in our Corporate Criminal Defence Team.
She specialises as a criminal defence solicitor, advising in relation to all aspects of criminal and regulatory law. Philippa advises and defends companies and individuals who are facing criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Such prosecutions may be brought by various agencies including for example the HSE, Environment Agency, Trading Standards, the RSPCA and VOSA.
Philippa specialises in road transport and regularly represents operator licence holders and transport managers at Public Inquiry.
Philippa is often instructed by local authorities to prosecute matters of 'fly tipping.'
Philippa is based at our Ipswich office.
Philippa is currently on maternity leave. Please contact Emma Long in her absence.
Philippa is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2015]. The previous edition notes that she has “very in depth knowledge of industry issues.” In the transport section of an earlier edition she has been recommended as a key member of a team which provides an "excellent service in all areas." Earlier editions also describes her as "a pleasure to work with" and “particularly good in defence cases".
Philippa is also recommended by Chambers [UK 2017] and named as an 'Associate to watch.' She is well-versed in defending individuals and companies in investigations. A commentator highlights her client service as a particular strength, saying: "I can't fault the service received. Outstanding client focus and outstanding legal knowledge".
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