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 Stanley Black & Decker, Comland and AXA XL.

Chambers and Partners, the top ranked legal directory, have this to say about him: -

Philip Horn is routinely sought out for advice on residential and commercial property development matters. He is noted in particular for his strong expertise in advising on building contracts. A source describes him as a "bright lawyer, who is very commercial and works really hard." A client adds: "He is very experienced, so if you hit upon a problem, he can help to find a solution."


Philip has done the legal work in relation to development of office, retail, warehousing and industrial space, including forward sale and pre-let agreements. He has also done substantial residential development work, including acting for a number of well-known builders such as Banner Homes and Lovell Homes and is frequently involved in complex option, promotion and conditional sale transactions.


With over 30 years’ experience he is able to provide important strategic advice and likes to get involved at the earliest opportunity and certainly at heads of terms stage.


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.