New appointment signals further commercial business growth for Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Philip HeathLeading law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys has welcomed the latest addition to its fast-growing commercial team, in response to increasing demand across the region as well as nationally.

Philip Heath joins the firm as a partner – based at the Cheltenham office – and specialises in advice to the education and charity sectors. He is also a member of the Charity Law Association. As a commercial law specialist, he leads on contract negotiation, drafting and governance matters – particularly relating to academies and free schools, including MATs, partnering arrangements, outsourcing and joint ventures covering primary, secondary and special school projects.

Central to his expertise is the provision of advice and support on corporate governance issues to senior leadership teams and governors/trustees, including duties and powers, charitable responsibilities and regulatory matters.

Philip’s knowledge and specialist skills make him a sought-after speaker at seminars, and he often writes on these areas. As well as a legal expert in his chosen field, he is also the governor of an academy school and the trustee of a charity providing services for adults with learning disabilities.

Robert Capper, Partner and Head of Commercial Department at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, said; “We are delighted to announce Philip’s appointment – he is an invaluable addition to our team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys. His professional as well as personal involvement in both the education and charity sectors speaks for itself. This in-depth knowledge and all-round experience will undoubtedly be of as much benefit to the team as to our clients.”

To find out more please contact:

Claire Brown              T: 07787 505963