Philip Coburn

“…understanding of our needs and the quality of their advice has been instrumental in helping us to minimise disrepair claim and thus reduce cost…”

Phillip Coburn

Partner and Head of Market Rents

Phillip started work in the legal profession in 1998, qualifying as a Fellow of ILEX (now know as Chartered Legal Executive) in 2006, and as a Solicitor in 2011.

He is a highly experienced Solicitor with varied specialisms in housing, public law and civil litigation, and regularly acts in litigation involving the Equality Act 2010, Human Rights Act 1998 and Data Protection Act 1998/2018.

Notable cases include:-

  • AB v Chief Constable of British Transport Police [2022] EWHC 2749 (KB) Phillip acted in successfully resisting an appeal where his client had already succeeded at trial in obtaining an order for the Defendant to delete his personal data and pay damages.
  • A criminal injuries compensation claim (CICA) on behalf of his client who recovered £5.85m, thought to be the highest CICA award at that time.

Phillip has a robust knowledge of both social and private housing and is able to advise Local Authorities, Social Landlords and Private Landlords on a multitude of contentious and non-contentious matters. He specialises in acting, drafting and obtaining interim anti-social behaviour injunctions, and in possession claims. He is further able to deliver in-house legal training to Estate Agents and Letting Agents.

Phillip acts in public law cases, including breach of human rights, judicial review, data protection, breach of statutory duty, ombudsman complaints, actions against the police, complaints procedures, in house appeal hearings and statutory appeals in addition to all manner of civil litigation.

Phillip works in the Social Housing & Regeneration team, heading up and supervising the Private Landlord and Market Rents teams.