Philip is a retired solicitor with over thirty years experience working primarily in the field of commercial dispute resolution, business breakdown and insolvency. He has a particular interest in mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Alive and was instrumental in assisting Tim Lloyd Yeates set up the charity in 2009. He is a passionate believer in the right of older people to continue to enjoy full access to matters of interest and value to them and to engage in meaningful activities of their choice.