He has also advised municipalities on various aspects of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, Municipal Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations. He has experience in supply chain management and procurement law, having represented the National Department of Public Works in cases involving supply chain and procurement disputes.
Phillip served as a special advisor to the Minister of Public Works from 2011 – 2016 and advised widely on legal, policy and governance related matters.
He has co-authored the Commentary on the Mine Health & Safety Act (Juta) and a pocketbook companion titled Understanding the Mine Health & Safety Act (Juta).
Phillip received a B Juris degree in 1998 and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2000, both from the University of Potchefstroom for Christian Higher Education. He also has a Certificate in Legal Drafting from the University of Cape Town (2004) and a Certificate in Sports Law from the University of Pretoria (2007).