Philip advises on all aspects of family law, with his primary focus on financial remedy work. With a reputation for being commercially minded and pragmatic he is regularly instructed in complex financial litigation, more often than not with an international dimension involving HNWIs. He advises on pre/post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation contracts. Philip has a busy practice in pre/post-nuptial agreements, often with a foreign element working with overseas experts. Philip represented the successful husband in one of the early post Radmacher cases (V–v-V (Prenuptial Agreement)  1 FLR 1315). Philip also deals with disputes relating to children; principally schedule 1 and section 8 CA 1989 applications.
Cases of interest include:
•MB-v-EB (No.2)  EWHC 3676 (Fam);
•MB-v-EB  EWHC 1649 (Fam);
•MA-H-v-ZS  EWHC 3271 (Fam);
•H-v-S (Recognition of Overseas Divorce)  EWHC B23 (Fam);
•V-v-V (Prenuptial Agreement)  EWHC 3230 (Fam);
•B-v-B (Ancillary Relief)  2 FLR 887;
•Judge-v-Judge  1 FLR 1287 CA;
•Corbett-v-Corbett  2 FLR 385 CA;
•Attar-v-Attar (Nos 1 & 2)  FD 649 & 653.
Qualified 1985; James & Sarch 1983-2000; joined Payne Hicks Beach as a Partner in 2000.