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Philip Parrott

Philip Parrott

Senior Associate

Philip specialises in the resolution of infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes.



Philip has broad experience advising on disputes involving litigation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, including adjudication. Much of his practice comprises helping clients to establish robust processes for resolving claims without the need for formal proceedings.

Philip helps clients, including international employers, contractors, subcontractors and consultants, in a variety of sectors including nuclear, waste, healthcare, education, transport and energy. He has advised on disputes arising out of some of the UK's largest infrastructure projects.

Phillip's recent experience includes:

  • advising a joint venture special purpose vehicle in relation to various disputes concerning a UK PFI waste project
  • advised a UK-based engineering contractor in a final account adjudication relating to a facility for the processing and storage of nuclear waste
  • advising a UK-based engineering and construction contractor in a dispute relating to a facility for the processing and storage of nuclear waste, and its performance of engineering, procurement and construction management services
  • advising a major British property development and investment company in a dispute arising from defects in refurbishment works at a high-rise office building in the City of London
  • advising a public sector employer in a tripartite dispute relating to a major rail infrastructure project, forming part of the high profile redevelopment of a landmark urban brownfield site



After graduating from the University of Oxford (where he was a member of Magdalen College), Philip qualified in March 2013, and joined Herbert Smith Freehills in May 2016.  He is an associate in the construction and infrastructure disputes practice, and is currently based in London.

Before joining the firm, Philip spent time on client secondments with a major utility provider and a multinational chemical company.