Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve
Phil is a Senior Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP specialising in sports litigation and sports regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the football industry. Phil has worked on a number of high profile integrity/match fixing and doping cases across a variety of sports and also regularly advises football clubs, agents and players on transfers, most notably where work permits are required. He also has extensive experience in representing agents, players and managers in both the High Court and FA Rule K arbitration cases. Phil is the only individual in the West Midlands to be ranked as a “Next Generation Sports Lawyer” (Legal 500 2019) and a “Rising Star” (Legal 500 2020), who also describe him as “emerging as a confident and capable litigator”. Phil speaks German and is also a member of the Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel.
- Meat contamination and what it means for athletes: A review of Badminton World Federation v Ratchanok Intanon
- Key changes in WADA’s 2018 Prohibited List: IVs & Gene Doping
- Betting in football – Was The FA’s decision on Joey Barton a fair one?
- Who shoulders the blame? An analysis of vicarious liability in the sports industry