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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Philip Way

Work 0113 388 8446
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Family and matrimonial.


Work includes advising a wide range of individuals with complex financial and personal arrangements in relation to divorce; preparing pre-marital contracts; and advising trustees and beneficiaries as to the implications for them of divorce. Has extensive experience acting for a wide range of individuals in relation to the issues that arise on divorce and family breakdown. Acts for an equal number of husbands and wives. Clients or their spouses are usually either successful business people or professional people. Philip is able to represent clients in traditional court-based proceedings and is also an experienced Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator.


Trained Booth & Co, Leeds qualified 1992; Addleshaw Goddard (formerly Booth & Co) 1990-2008; partner 2001; partner Mills & Reeve 2008. Publications of note: ‘Humphreys’ Family Proceedings’; ‘Debt & Insolvency on Divorce’; ‘Pensions & Insurance on Divorce’; ‘Proceeds of Crime Act Special Bulletin’.


Resolution; Law Society and Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Silcoates School, Wakefield; Durham University (1998 BA Hons); College of Law, Guildford (1989 CPE; 1990 LPC).


Family, cars, gardening, reading.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Family: Elsewhere in Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals (region-wide)

Philip Way - Mills & Reeve LLP

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Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals (region-wide)

Philip Way - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Mills & Reeve LLP attracts praise for providing ‘first-class service levels’ and for the practice’s ‘responsive, sensitive and professional manner’. Philip Way stands out for his ‘very clear advice; he takes a holistic view of clients’ interests and the interests of their children, and focuses all his efforts on achieving the best outcome’. Way acts for local, national and international clients on cases involving complex trust, jurisdictional and pension issues, and leads a practice that has wide-ranging expertise in family law, including issues involving marital agreements, trust structures and inherited wealth. David Salter is ‘patient, thorough, with excellent attention to detail; his polite and professional manner is excellent at de-escalating tensions’. The firm was joined by Ellie Foster and Claudia Gilham from Harrogate Family Law in March and May 2017, respectively.

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