Philippa joined Womble Bond Dickinson's Construction and Engineering team on qualification in September 2017 having completed her training contract with the firm.

During her training, Philippa gained contentious and non-contentious experience. She assists with, and advises on, construction and engineering dispute resolution and has experience of a range of disputes including contract disputes under the major standard form contracts as well as disputes relating to payment, delay and defects.

Philippa recently completed a 7 month secondment with an international construction company advising on their claims and insurance matters including Brexit, Covid and cladding related matters.


Examples of experience include:

  • Acting for a FM Contractor on a multi-party multi-million pound dispute in relation to fire stopping at a hospital PFI project
  • Successfully defending an adjudication claim for £1.2m against a contractor on a major development site for 3,750 homes at Southall, London
  • Representing an international hotel chain in a dispute for defects in a refurbishment project for a hotel in London
  • Advising a heritage charity on defect works relating to ground conditions.