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Phillip Blatchly

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Family law.


Phillip’s practice covers all aspects of family law, including ancillary relief, applications under TOLATA, private law child and emergency injunctive relief. The focus of Phillip’s practice is ancillary relief and associated applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and TOLATA. His practice involves both modest asset divorces and cases where the assets have exceeded several millions of pounds. He is routinely instructed in cases involving off-shore assets, detailed company accounts, pre and post nuptial agreements, trusts and hidden wealth. Phillip also deals with all aspects of private children law. Often his cases involve a foreign element. He has been involved in complicated and intractable private child disputes, involving allegations of abuse, serious domestic violence and threats of abduction. Phillip has practised in all courts, including substantial proceedings in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal.


Called 2008. Previously held lecturing posts in both family law and tort law. Regularly gives lectures and seminars on various aspects of family law and TOLATA.


Elected member of the Bar Council (2012-15); Young Bar Council; committee member of the Family Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association.


Holy Trinity CofE School; University of Surrey (2007 LLB (Hons) Law); BPP, London (2008 Bar Vocational Course).


Keen squash player, having previously played for his county. Also attempts to play golf, a humbling endeavour.

London Bar

Family law (including divorce and financial remedy)

Within: Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading juniors

Phillip Blatchly - FourteenHe is a solid performer – clients really feel he fights their corner.’

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