Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Benjamin Phillips
Called to the Bar in 2011

Since joining Fenners in 2016, Benjamin has quickly developed a busy practice specialising in family law.

Benjamin has a busy family law practice, with particular emphasis on private law children disputes and family finance matters.


  • Family Law


  • Family Law: Private Law Children Act disputes; matrimonial finance proceedings; cohabitation disputes; applications for non-molestation and occupation orders; public law care proceedings.

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


In addition to representing clients at hearings, Benjamin is also available to provide advice in writing or in conference.

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



  • Private Law Children: Benjamin is frequently instructed by parents seeking orders determining with whom their children should live and arrangements for contact with each parent. He has experience of cases involving allegations of domestic violence, emotional and sexual abuse and he is increasingly being instructed on cases of abduction or where a parent seeks to relocate either within the jurisdiction or outside. Benjamin is also a popular choice with clients making applications for, or opposing, occupation orders and non-molestation orders.
  • Finance: Benjamin is available to advise and represent clients at First Direction Appointments and Financial Dispute Resolutions, as well as contested final hearings.
  • Public Law Children: throughout care and adoption proceedings Benjamin has experience of representing all parties including parents, family members, Local Authorities and children.
  • Divorce: Benjamin has experience of contested divorce and nullity proceedings.


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