About

Cases in which Philip appeared as lead advocate, on previously untested legal issues, include Wallace v Kam (2013) 250 CLR 375 (duty to inform for surgical treatment, and causation), State of NSW v Kable (2013) 87 ALJR 737 (false imprisonment and constitutional law), Phillips v James (2014) 85 NSWLR 619 (CA) (family provision and notional property), Waller v James (2006) 226 CLR 136 (wrongful life), Eatts v Gundy [2014] QCA 309 (Aboriginal family provision claims).

Philip is foundation and consultant editor to CCH Australia’s two loose-leaf medical and health law services: Australian Professional Liability: Medical and Australian Heath and Medical Law Reporter.

Earlier in his career, Philip was a full-time legal academic at UNSW, and retains an Honorary Conjoint Professorship (previously Adjunct and Visiting Professorships) at the University of Newcastle since 1996 to date and continuing.

Philip is a fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine. He is also accredited by the NSW Bar Association for all forms of alternative dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration and expert determination.

Area of Expertise :

  • Common law
  • Medical negligence
  • Probate
  • Equity
  • Civil appeals
  • Judicial & administrative review