Philip advises clients on UK political and regulatory issues, particularly concerning Brexit and the future governance of the UK.
Philip worked in the Department for Exiting the European Union in the UK Government until March 2019 as Permanent Secretary. He was responsible for leading the department in all its work on the Government’s preparations for Brexit. He was also head of the UK Governance Group in the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for advising ministers on all aspects of the UK constitution and devolution. Before that he was the Director General in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
Through his career, Philip worked in a variety roles, in the Civil Service in Scotland and London, in the European Commission and in business.
He is an Honorary Professor at Edinburgh University and a Senior Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES
Latest News, Media Coverage and Insight from Philip
Flint Specialist Partner Philip Rycroft in The Times discussing the uncertainty to expect ahead of May’s Holyrood elections and the challenge businesses face in taking the political temperature on a referendum on independence for Scotland.
Flint Specialist Partner Philip Rycroft provides his views on why a Brexit deal – although relatively thin- is better than a no deal. He argues that with a no deal, sectors like agri-good and automotive would be hit be high tariffs, and the EU would have little incentive to put in place easements to help […]
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