Philippe began his career working for a hedge fund in the City of London. After training as a barrister, he was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 2008. In the same year he completed his pupilage at 4 King's Bench Walk, where he remains as a tenant. In his work at the bar he specialises in public and administrative law, with a focus on securing the rights of migrants and refugees. Philippe has a keen interest in issues surrounding access to justice and is an active trustee of the A B Charitable Trust.