Mrs Justice Philippa Whipple was appointed as a judicial member to the Judicial Appointments Commission on 22 December 2016 for 3 years.

Philippa was appointed a High Court judge in 2015 and sits in the Queen’s Bench division. She was appointed as a JAC Commissioner in December 2016. Prior to her full-time judicial appointment, she sat as a Recorder from 2005 on the Western Circuit (Crime and Civil), and as a deputy high court judge from 2013 (Administrative Court).

Philippa started her professional career in 1989 as a solicitor in a City firm, before re-training as a barrister in 1994. As a barrister, she practised in the fields of medical, tax and public law.