Cohabiting couples are the fastest growing family type in the UK with more than 3.3 million cohabiting families, more than twice the amount there were 20 years ago.
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Philip is a specialist family lawyer. He has significant experience in claims for financial provision on divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnership dissolution, and cohabitation agreements and disputes. He has expertise in dealing with children cases, including residence and contact disputes.
Many of his cases have an international dimension and he is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
Philip has been involved in a number of leading family law cases during his career and has been recognised in legal directories including Chambers and Legal 500 where he has been described as “a great pragmatist” and “sagacious”. He is named as a prominent figure for family and matrimonial work in the Citywealth Leaders List.
Family lawyers have to explain every day to unmarried cohabitants that they don’t have the same rights as married people if their relationship breaks down.
One of the biggest difficulties divorcing couples face is the uncertainty of outcome on their financial claims.