Philip Saville is a qualified Solicitor and joined OTS Solicitors as an Office Administrator in August 2019, focusing on providing administrative support to the Immigration and family law departments and client relations. He was promoted to Solicitor in Training and Manager of Operations in 2021 providing legal services and day-to-day management of our central London office.
Philip has responsibility for the duties and activities of the business, including the Facilities, supervising the Administration Department and Reception functions as well as the support teams. In addition to ensuring collaboration between the business support functions, he works with key stakeholders across the business and manages relationships with both clients and external suppliers and providers.
He recognises that good communication is essential to a positive client experience. With the delivery and assistance of exceptional administrative services, and paralegals, we aspire to free up fee-earner’s time in order to meet the client’s needs more effectively.
He comes from a background in law, studying in Sheffield before commencing on legal advisory and paralegal roles. He graduated with a Bachelor degree LLB in Law and successfully completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Westminster in 2021 to Distinction level. Philip also has experience within international business and commercial roles where he has managed overseas client accounts and assisted in meetings and consultations with companies and individuals.
Philip has previous experience as a Client Relations Manager for a London & Norwich based law firm where he has worked with individual clients and business interests, assisting within a variety of legal, business development and administrative areas. Within his previous organisation, he has assisted in expanding business projects and assisted fee-earners with essential business support duties related to the onboarding and initial stages of client consultation.
Philip has expertise within Immigration law and Landlord & Tenant Law in order to help clients obtain visas and status within the UK and resolve disputes between landlords and tenants in the course of litigation.
Philip has experience of Immigration areas such as:
· Entry Clearance applications – spouse visa, fiancé visa and unmarried partner visa;
· EUSS Applications – Pre-settled, Settled and family member applications;
· Ad-hoc resettlement schemes including the Ukraine Family Scheme;
· Settlement Applications;
· Skilled Worker Visa and
· Student Visas
Philip also has experience of litigation areas such as:
· Deposit disputes;
· Unlawful eviction;
· Unwinding and surrendering of tenancy agreements;
· Eviction notices;
· Disrepair disputes and
· Advising on prospective tenancy agreements;
Philip is a native English speaker and also speaks intermediate-fluent Danish.
Philip has received the following testimonials and reviews:
"I am very happy to come across Mr. Philip, he managed to provide legal advice and assistance regards to tenancy contract. I have contacted other solicitors but I couldn't get an appointment until days later and had to pay loads for an immediate consultation in advance. Philip contacted me in the same day, gave me the exact information I needed instantly and the information he provided was extremely helpful for my situation with no payment unless I would need them to go over my contract later. Thank you so much Philip! Definitely highly recommend them, very professional and informed."
"I have been working with Philip Saville and Sanae Sahebjalal on visa extension for my parents and it was a great experience. They have been professional, supportive and extremely helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend OTS Solicitors and in particular Philip and Sanae. Thank you, both!"
"I've just received some excellent and very useful advice from Philip Saville of OTS, who was incredibly efficient, knowledgable and helpful. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending him. Thank you"