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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Philip Way

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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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: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Way - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Mills & Reeve LLP fields a team that provides 'absolutely first-rate service'. Philip Way leads the team, which handles complex financial arrangements in divorce proceedings and in drafting complex pre-marital agreements. The 'thorough, diligent and incredibly knowledgeable' David Salter is very well regarded, with one individual describing him as 'one of the best family lawyers in the world'. Other key names to note are principal associates Ellie Foster and Claudia Gilham. Edward Heaton left the practice to join Stewarts Law LLP.

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