Philip Norton is a Consultant and is based in our Cambridge House, Norwich office. Philip is responsible for Charity and Private Client Law and specialises in Tax and Succession Planning, Charity law, Wills, Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Trusts and Estates. Philip was Partner with the firm and Head of its Private Client Department between 2002 and 2017.
Philip is a graduate of Sheffield University and the Guildford College of Law, a member of the Charity Law Association and the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. He qualified in 1984 at Eversheds and was head of their Private Capital Group covering Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge; he was also the head of their national Charities Team until joining Hansells in 2002.
Philip is a Trustee of a number of well known local charities as well as solicitor to many others; he lectures regularly on Charity Law topics. The advice given to charities ranges from establishment and administration, governance and trading issues, for both national and local concerns, through to trustee liability, risk management and incorporation. Philip also advises on commercial arrangements with non-charitable bodies.
Philip is married to a hospital consultant, has one child at a local school, one at University and another who is a graduate. After managing work and his charity commitments there is a little time available for his family but his other interests are walking (hills and the dog) and gardening.