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Philippa Wheeler


Philippa is a solicitor in the product safety team

Philippa (pronouns: she/her) is a solicitor in the personal injury department, working on product liability and consumer law cases. She represents individuals and groups who have been injured as a result of defective or unsafe products.

Philippa joined Leigh Day in October 2018 as a paralegal in the clinical negligence department. She started her training contract with the firm in September 2020 and completed seats in clinical negligence and product liability. She qualified as a solicitor in September 2022.

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Philippa assists in a range of cases related to personal injuries, product liability, consumer law, and inquests. Her clinical negligence and mental health law experience gives her a detailed knowledge of physical and psychiatric injuries.

Philippa’s current caseload includes cases arising from spinal injuries and burn injuries, and she has previously worked on cases of serious brain injury and birth injury. Her caseload also includes clinical trial cases and cases where children have been injured. Philippa is part of the team acting for the family of two-year-old Sadie Salt, who died following a choking incident at nursery.

Philippa is a keen cyclist and has acted in cases where injuries have arisen from defective bikes.

Prior to joining Leigh Day, Philippa worked in mental health law. She has an LLB in European Law (French) from the University of Warwick, an LLM in Human Rights, Justice and Conflict from SOAS, University of London (distinction), and a LPC LLM from the University of Law (distinction).


Philippa is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is Joint Co-Ordinator of their Junior Litigators Group. She regularly hosts meetings for the group and writes articles for APIL’s PI Focus magazine.


Philippa is the Vice-Chair of Leigh Day’s LGBTQ+ Committee.

What our clients say

I want to thank Philippa for all her support and advice.

Kel Kay


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