Philip Horn

Contact Details:

Tel: +44 (0)1865 240202

Fax: +44 (0)1865 247638



Property law

Landlord and tenant

Construction law


Philip is tenacious in seeking the best outcome for his clients. This is borne out by the strong and close relationships he has built up over the years with long-standing clients, such as Markel, Stanley Black & Decker, Comland and Catlin.

Philip has done the legal work in relation to developments of office, retail, warehousing and industrial space, and has advised landlords and tenants on many large office lettings in central London. He has also done substantial residential development work, including acting for a number of well-known builders such as Banner Homes and Lovell Homes. With over 30 years’ experience of advising on property transactions he is able to provide important strategic advice and likes to get involved at the earliest opportunity. He believes that getting the heads of terms right sets the tone for the transaction and can lead to a quicker, smoother outcome for both parties.


Philip qualified in 1984 and having been a partner at Clyde & Co and Manches, set up Plainlaw in 2002.


Notable transactions:

  • the acquisition of RAF Manston;


  • the development of the Copthorne hotels at Slough and Newcastle; and


  • the refinancing of Hatfield Galleria.