Philippa is an experienced commercial property solicitor, with particular expertise in the Higher Education sector. Her career has seen her acting in-house for a top-10 Russell Group university, advising on estates and buildings management, student residential accommodation, landlord and tenant, projects, and general commercial matters. She has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the HE sector. Previously, she worked in private practice in London, acting for developers, property investors and landlords and tenants on a variety of matters, including site and portfolio acquisitions, resolution of complex land issues, property portfolio management, leases and licences, and financing.

Proactive in identifying and finding commercially viable solutions to potentially high-risk issues … she has an excellent understanding of the legal issues facing HE institutions both in her field of expertise and beyond.

Claire Turner, Director (previously Head) of Legal and Insurance Services
University of Exeter (2007–2016)

With a proactive and pragmatic approach, combined with a clear understanding of the business of a University, Philippa provided invaluable support in managing a large portfolio of let property, both commercial premises and student residences. Philippa has a keen understanding of the need to generate income from assets and to add value, and this was demonstrated in her highly commercial advice and efficient legal service provision.

Phil Rees Jones, Deputy Director Campus Facilities
Cardiff University