Phil advises businesses and their owners on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues, with a particular focus on the Tech and IT sectors.

Corporate issues Phil regularly advises on include mergers & acquisitions, lending & security arrangements, shareholders’ agreements, options and partnership/LLP agreements & dissolutions.

Phil also regularly advises on high-value software development, licensing, hosting and support arrangements (including software as a service) and software distribution.


Expertise and Past Cases

Recent examples of corporate transactions Philip has advised on include:

  • A share sale by the existing shareholders of Thornley Groves Estate Agents Limited in connection with an investment by Lomond Capital
  • A share sale by the principal shareholders of Strand Technology Limited to AIM-listed Advanced Computer Software Group
  • A share sale by the shareholders of J2 Systems Technologies Limited to French-listed company Aures Technologies SA
  • Advising a company secretarial services firm in relation to a share sale and new shareholder arrangements, including complex EMI arrangements, shareholders’ agreement and articles of association
  • Advising a number of lenders in relation to secured lending to facilitate a property development
  • Advising a partner in a partnership of chartered surveyors in relation to the dissolution of the partnership
  • Advising continuing shareholders in relation to the purchase of shares from a dissenting shareholder

Recent commercial transactions Philip has advised on include:

  • Regularly advising a software house in the insurance sector in relation to multi-million pound software licensing and support contracts
  • Advising in relation to high value procurement and consultancy agreements
  • Advising a client in the audiology sector in relation to software licensing and support arrangements and associated hardware purchases/sales


Philip studied English at the University of Nottingham before completing his professional, legal qualifications in Manchester. He joined Myerson in 2012 after carrying out his training at Druces LLP, a respected commercial law firm in the City of London.

Specialist Areas

Our legal services are underpinned by our knowledge and expertise in the following areas.