Philippa Cobb


Philippa Cobb is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the field of commercial property law.

Philippa worked for many years in London in private practice, advising a variety of SMEs in relation to their commercial property interests, as well as acting for property developers and investors. Following a relocation to Exeter, she then enjoyed an in-house legal role for 10 years with the University of Exeter, advising on a broad range of real estate matters.

Her experience includes advising on multi million pound building projects, acquisitions and disposals of land and buildings, and development projects, as well as all aspects of commercial leases (advising both landlords and tenants), land and buildings management, portfolio management and student accommodation.

She has also advised in respect of innovation centres and incubator spaces, as well as having extensive experience in complex land and title issues.

In her own words…

“I enjoy working with SMEs where I can work closely with owners and managers, and support them in heading off future problems, as well as dealing with the day to day transactions and issues that inevitably arise where real estate is involved. Working in house for many years has given me the commercial perspective of being a client and a real insight into the drivers, needs and concerns of businesses. Building personal relationships with clients and supporting them in growing their businesses is one of the key rewards of being a lawyer.”


  • Degree: LLB, University of Birmingham
  • LPC: Guildford College of Law


  • Winner of the Halsbury’s In House Legal Team of the Year Award 2013
  • Completion of a BACP accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Other Interests

Philippa has teenage boys and has spent much of the last 19 years watching rugby and supporting the Exeter Chiefs, although her family would probably say her tennis playing takes priority! She loves living in the West Country and enjoys the outdoor life, moor and coastal walking, cycling, kayaking and eating and drinking in the many fantastic pubs and restaurants the West Country has to offer.


'A’ Level French and German.