29 Bedford Row Chambers

Philip Cayford QC

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Practice Areas

Family practice, strong bias towards financial remedies. Acted for successful wife in Supreme Court in Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC (Strike out, abuse of process, legal costs funding, costs orders) and successful husband in Mills v Mills [2018] UKSC 38. Court of Appeal decisions include Hague Convention and jurisdiction issues, Internal relocation (Re R [2016] EWCA 1016). High Court decisions on Sch 1 applications (F v G [2005] 1 FLR 261) reinstating lump sum claim (Re G [2004] 1 FLR 997), big money footballers (Q v Q [2005] 2 FLR 640), excessive costs within financial remedy applications (RH v RH [2008] 2 FLR 2142), offshore trusts (B v B [2010] 1AER D61 and the Hagen litigation July 2017). Schedule 1 costs (PG v TW (No 1) Child: Financial Provision: Legal Funding [2012] EWHC 1892 (Fam); PG v TW (No 2) Child: (Financial Provision) [2012]. Other reported decisions on foreign pensions; enforcement abroad and in UK (Goyal No 3 [2017] EWFC1), injunctions, children cases, professional negligence, inquests etc.


Called 1975 with Blackstone Exhibition. Silk 2002. Head of Chambers 2016. Frequent lecturer.

Professional Memberships

Middle Temple Bencher. FLBA.


Consultant Editor of FLBA's news letter, Family Affairs. Contributor to the Supreme Court Yearbook.