Miss Katie Phillips > 42 Bedford Row > London, England > Lawyer Profile

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row
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Work Department

Family Team


Katie is a family law specialist, practising across all areas of children law and the full range of injunctive work.


Katie represents Local Authorities, parents, children and interested parties in her public law children work. In private law cases she acts for both applicants and respondents. Katie often appears on behalf of children, including separately represented children and other vulnerable parties, including parents with mental health or learning disabilities.

Katie regularly appears in complex matters involving suspected non-accidental injury, sexual abuse allegations, neglect and domestic abuse. Katie regularly advises and acts in fact finding hearings requiring forensic analysis of medical and expert evidence.

Katie specialises in cases involving an international dimension and the movement of children between jurisdictions including in a public law context, abduction and leave to remove and has been instructed in radicalisation cases for both Local Authorities and parents.

Katie is instructed in the Family Court, the High Court and in the Court of Appeal.


Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children


  • Nottingham High School for Girls
  • MA Oxon, St Anne’s College, Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Katie Phillips42 Bedford RowA fantastic advocate, unflappable, tenacious and supportive.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

42 Bedford Row offers expertise across the employment, family, housing, and personal injury disciplines. The set’s employment team has expanded this year following the arrival of Michael Salter, Gillian Crew, Catherine Urquhart, and Amy Stroud from Ely Place Chambers, and Jonathan Davies from Sergeants’ Inn Chambers. Elsewhere, Eleonore Berthelsen joined the family group from Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool. Also of note, Katie Phillips and Mary Robertson have been appointed Recorders of the Family Court, while Francis Cassidy and Caroline Landes have been appointed Deputy District Judges on the South Eastern Circuit, and Jude Shepherd has been appointed a part-time Employment Judge in the Scottish Employment Tribunal.