Philippa Reid is admitted as an attorney in South Africa and as a solicitor (England and Wales). She graduated with dual degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, with a degree in business commerce (B.Comm) and law (LL.B). Thereafter Philippa moved to Cape Town and completed her LL.M in shipping law at the University of Cape Town. After her studies she worked at a boutique law firm for two years, gaining experience in commercial and litigation work.
In 2015, she decided to further her studies and completed an M.Sc at the World Maritime University in Sweden focusing on the environmental aspects of shipping; she graduated as top female student of the class.
Prior to joining Fleet Hamburg in June 2016, Philippa worked as a research assistant at the Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa where she gained experience, inter alia, in associated ship arrests. Philippa is fluent in English and Afrikaans and understands conversational Dutch, she is currently learning German.