Philip Withey > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Banking and financial services.


Philip is a partner in the banking and financial services team. He has extensive experience advising both lenders and borrowers on a range of acquisition, asset, development, real estate, structured and project finance transactions. Philip advises on structuring, risk allocation and security/collateral issues.

Philip specialises in complex financing transactions in the financial services sector. His capital markets, investment/treasury products and derivatives expertise provides specialist support for a number of financial institution and other clients.


Qualified 1999; associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2000; senior associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2005 – 2006; associate, Bond Pearce 2007; senior associate, Bond Pearce 2008; partner, Bond Pearce 2010;  partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

Real estate finance, corporate finance, structured finance, as well as third sector finance constitute the main areas of focus for Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s banking and financial services practice group. The firm is mostly involved on the lender side of transactions, although it also acts for borrowers, and frequently handles cross-border matters. Philip Withey leads the Bristol team and advises on security and collateral issues, risk allocation, and structuring, amongst others. Tom Caplen is well versed in real estate finance, often in regard to renewable projects such as onshore wind and waste-to-energy projects. Julian Kinsey retired in April 2021.