Benjamin Phillips
Called to the Bar in 2011

Benjamin practises exclusively in family law.  He advises and represents clients in both children law proceedings and financial remedies.  He is recognised as an effective advocate who is swiftly able to put clients at ease.

“Benjamin is calm and prepared – very impressive.” Chambers & Partners 2024

“Benjamin Phillips provides robust advice.” Chambers & Partners 2023

“He is very approachable, provides good client service and is always knowledgeable about the subjects he advises upon.”  Chambers & Partners 2023

Benjamin is ranked in both Legal 500 2024 and Chambers & Partners 2024. He is noted for his expertise in complex Children Act proceedings as well as his skills in matrimonial finance disputes. Dealing with the breadth of family work means that Benjamin is well placed to offer highly effective advice and insight during difficult family separations.

For a more detailed guide to Benjamin’s work, please click on the ‘Family’ section above.

Benjamin is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public as well as from solicitors.



  • Financial Remedies: Benjamin is experienced in all areas of financial remedy proceedings, from pre-proceeding negotiations through to contested final hearings.
  • Private Law Children: Benjamin is frequently instructed by parents seeking orders determining with whom their children should live and arrangements for spending time with each parent.  He is regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of parental alienation, domestic violence, emotional and sexual abuse.  Benjamin is a popular choice of counsel for parents who seek to relocate within the UK or abroad, or opposing such.


Ben really was an incredibly good representative to have in court. Behind the scenes he was efficient and helpful with the preparatory paperwork, explaining things clearly and respecting any time I needed to make decisions. In court he was calm and represented me in a clear but firm manner. I would highly recommend Ben as a family barrister to anyone that needed one.
Representation of a mother.

I cannot thank you enough for your help and support at Court and how much I appreciated your calm and extremely professional but firm manner. It has been a stressful time getting to the outcome we got at Court and once we had finished it was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Once again many thanks for attending court and I couldn’t recommend you enough.
Representation of a father.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Benjamin for his outstanding advice, patience and support through what has been quite a difficult time. He provided simple and clear explanations of what would happen during the whole process and made sure that I understood everything. His representation at court was firm and direct and we ended up with a great result for which I’m very grateful.
Representation of a mother.


LLM: University of the West of England

LLB: University of Bristol