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Work 020 7465 4300
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40 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Payne Hicks Beach, Philip McGuirk, London, ENGLAND

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Philip McGuirk

Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
Email:
Web:
www.phb.co.uk
Payne Hicks Beach

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Family

Position

Philip advises on all aspects of family law, with his primary focus on financial remedy work.  He is regularly instructed in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes involving HNWIs. 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 and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation contracts. Philip has 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) [2012] 1 FLR 1315). Philip also deals with disputes relating to children; principally schedule 1 and section 8 CA 1989 applications.

Cases of interest:

  • MB-v-EB [2019] EWHC 1649 (Fam);
  • MA-H -v- ZS [2012] EWHC 3271 (Fam);
  • H -v- S (Recognition of Overseas Divorce) [2011] EWHC B23 (Fam);
  • V -v- V (Prenuptial Agreement) [2011] EWHC 3230 (Fam);
  • B -v- B (Ancillary Relief) [2010] 2 FLR 887;
  • Judge -v- Judge [2009] 1 FLR 1287 CA;
  • Corbett -v- Corbett [2003] 2 FLR 385 CA;
  • Attar -v- Attar (No's 1 & 2) [1985] FD 649 & 653.

Career

Qualified 1985; James & Sarch 1983- 2000; joined Payne Hicks Beach as a Partner in 2000.


London: Private client

Family

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Philip McGuirk - Payne Hicks Beach

Within: Family

With effect from 1 June 2019 Philip McGuirk and Rebecca Cockcroft now head the family law team at Payne Hicks Beach. The team is well known for its ability to advise a wide range of clients whether they be wealthy individuals, ‘Magic Circle’ lawyers or hedge fund managers and their spouses. It continues to act in a variety of high-profile cases and regularly appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. It is adept at advising on a myriad of issues from Part 111 claims, through to pre and post nuptial agreements and complex issues when children are removed from their home jurisdiction. Other names to note include Ian Airey who sits as a deputy district judge in the Principal Registry of the Family Division and Baroness Fiona Shackleton who has been described as a ‘legendary figure who needs no introduction’.

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