Mark has over 12 years experience as a family lawyer and is a partner in the firm’s family law team in Oxford.
“I see what a devastating effect a relationship breakdown can have on all family members, especially children. Over the years I’ve learned that the wider family group members sometimes get overlooked, such as grandparents who play such an important role in so many families. The rights of grandparents have become one of my personal areas of interests over the years. In a divorce, there is a multitude of aspects to consider, and my aim is to get an amicable settlement where all parties are treated fairly.”
Independent legal directory Chambers and Partners UK 2012 recognises Mark as a ‘leader’ in his field and the family team in Oxford as “…“universally pleasant to deal with." Observers also praise the lawyers' resolution-driven and non-confrontational approach. The team's breadth and depth allows it to handle the full scope of family issues.”
'Mark Phillips is "very pleasant, very good with clients, sensible and clever." [he] has recently handled a number of matrimonial finance cases, and he has the ability to advise on prenuptial agreements, cohabitation and children matters. He also has particular expertise in collaborative law methods.' (Chambers and Partners UK 2013).
Mark specialises in all areas of family law including:
- All aspects of separation and divorce proceedings;
- Financial settlements on divorce, including ancillary relief settlements;
- Advising on cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements;
- Providing advice on all issues relating to children in divorce;
- Advising clients on the benefits of collaborative law in divorce proceedings.
Mark acts for the Official Solicitor and is an accredited Collaborative lawyer. He joined Withy King in 2008 following the merger of Marshall and Galpin where he was a partner since 2005.
Resolution- accredited collaborative lawyer