Mr Philip Gillibrand
Philip’s association with Blue Coat has been long and close, firstly as a pupil from 1963-1970, then as a member of the Old Blues’ Association from 2010 to the present, and finally as the Old Blues’ Association President from 2015-2017.
After Blue Coat, Philip graduated from London University with a Law degree, then was called to the Bar in 1975 at Gray’s Inn. He practised from 1976 to 2001 in London, Bristol and Winchester (The Western Circuit); he prosecuted/defended in the Crown Court, and undertook personal injury, divorce, and family work in the County Court. In 2001, he was appointed to the District Bench sitting in Central London, doing crime, road traffic and child care work. In 2005, he was appointed Designated District Judge for North Hampshire, where he dealt with the above jurisdiction plus unlimited fines regarding employers’ breaches of Health and Safety legislation, animal welfare and breaches of planning law. He has been a prison adjudicator since 2007 and will remain so as a Deputy.
Philip’s many interests include: Parish Councillor; member of the International E Type Register; holder of a competition driving licence since 1989; campanology; piano; early, classical and romantic music; Elgar; 19th century literature e.g. Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle etc.; the English countryside; and an abiding interest in Christianity.