Philip is liked by solicitors as he specialises in difficult briefs whether because the personal circumstances of the client are against them or the facts pose a challenge. His eleven years volunteering with a London soup-run make for excellent communication skills and courage under pressure. An advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple, he has a confident court presence and, when the case needs it, dogged tenacity.
His practice is principally public and private children issues representing any party and he undertakes some common law work, mostly in the field of public housing. In addition, he has a buoyant financial provision practice up to and including high-value work in the High Court and on appeal.
When time allows, Philip is able to take instructions under the Bar Council Direct Access scheme.
SF v HL  EWHC 2891 (Fam)
Re B  EWHC 2295 (Fam)
Re S  EWCA Civ 1031
Perera v Dhanak, Grunwick v Perera 
Chancery case involving alleged theft and unlawful retention of loaned monies
M v F, H & BA  EWCA Civ 273,  2 FLR 123
Guidance given on the circumstances in which the existence of a child can be concealed from a married father
Al-Saedy v Musawi  EWHC 3293 (Fam)  2FLR 287
Application of the presumption of marriage to a couple living together under an Islamic “religious agreement”
Ben Hashem v Shayif & ors  EWHC 3462
Re MR (a child)  EWHC 4258 (Fam)
Family Law Bar Association
Housing Studies (University of Sheffield)