Philip’s experience and expertise in family law is second to none.
Philip represents children in court proceedings, as well as parents and extended family members, other interested parties. This includes cases of non-accidental injury and shaken-baby injury, adoption and placement and special guardianship. He has experience in Child Abduction matters (Hague & Non-Hague convention); Domestic Violence; International / Jurisdictional family matters.
Philip also represents people in forced marriage cases, at the Coroners Court, in inquests and in relation to Court of Protection Matters. He is qualified and accredited in all aspects of Family and Civil Mediation including Court of Protection Mediation, MIAMS, (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings), Family Mediation (children and financial matters), and Child Consultation in mediation.
He also represents clients on financial matters on divorce and separation. He has represented clients in the family courts, county courts and higher courts including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Post Graduate Diploma
LLB (Honours) Hull University – 1978
Admitted as a Solicitor to the Roll – 1981
Diploma in Child Forensic Studies(Child Psychology and Law) Leeds University 1991
Family Mediator since 2001
ADR Trained Mediator
Solicitor Advocate (High Courts Civil) 2007
Family Mediation Professional Practice Consultant 2015.
England and Wales 1981
Higher Rights 2007
Law Society Children Panel Accreditation (Parents and Children) – over 25 years
Law Society Family Panel Advanced Private Law Children and Financial matters on divorce (over 20 years)
Member of Resolution
Family Mediation Council Accredited Family Mediator – qualified to undertake direct consultation with children in the mediation process. Family Mediation Professional Practice Consultant.
ADR Trained Civil Mediator
Member of Hull Paragon Rotary Club
Former President of South Cave & Wold Rotary Club
Former President of Hull Junior Chamber of Commerce and Shipping
Senator of Junior Chamber International
National Committee Member of SAHCA (Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates)
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