Philip was a practising lawyer for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2018, and was listed as an Eminent Practitioner in Chambers UK Legal Directory in Litigation, Defamation/Reputation Management and Media & Entertainment.
From 2005, he was Chair of Burness and latterly Burness Paull, leading the firm through its transformation from mid-market status to its current position as a leading firm in terms of profile, scale and profitability. After leaving legal practice, he set up Rimalower Consulting, which focuses on delivering advice and training on leadership and strategy to professional service firms.
He has a broad interest in the performing arts (and in particular music) and a pride in Scottish culture. He sat on the Board of Hutchesons’ Grammar School for seven years and as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Glasgow School of Art for three. He also writes a business column for The Times.