Welcome from the Head of the Family Barrister Group

St Philips’ family barristers are one of the largest groups of family law barristers in the country offering a vast breadth of experience and the highest ability in advocacy and advice.

We cover many areas of family law including private law children law and domestic abuse, family finance, public law care and adoption.

Every family case is important; the decisions made by the court can affect the families involved for years if not generations.

Most are also complex.  Family cases involve looking backwards into the past but also into the future.  Whether involving finance, children, domestic abuse, care or adoption, or international issues, this double perspective gives rise to their complexity and challenge.

Good advocacy and advice are fundamental to achieving good outcomes.  St Philips Family is well equipped to provide these.

Good advocacy and advice require ability.  Our barristers are extremely able. Our clients regularly tell us so.  The legal directories and reported cases underline this.

We recognise however that ability on its own is not enough. If we are to serve our clients effectively, we must also be accessible and approachable.

‘Their strength lies not only in the variety of family law barristers they have available but also in their ability to anticipate and solve problems before they arise.’ Legal 500 2023

‘St Philips Chambers are always my first port of call in matters of a complex or nuanced nature. The have a core set of highly skilled and experienced barristers.’ Chambers UK 2023

‘It is always happy to help and try to accommodate with urgent hearings at short notice. It offers an excellent training facility and timely responses to queries.’ Legal 500 2023

‘St Philips is a strong and innovative team which has consistently produced real leaders in the field. They have a number of star talents who will reach the very top of the profession.’ Legal 500 2023

“I have worked with clerks up and down the country. This set is head and shoulders above the rest. Led by the impressive Mark Mansell, he has a unique ability to enthuse all those around him with his passion for delivering a first class service. Kelly Fullwood is a senior clerk in the making alongside Anthony Burgess who is extremely affable.”  Legal 500

Our Family Barristers:

Please get in touch with our dedicated family clerking team with any questions regarding our service and expertise.

Mark Mansell, Anthony Burgess, Kelly Fullwood and Sarah Doyle.

family@st-philips.com +44 (0)121 246 1600

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