Tel: 01442 872311
Richard is a senior consultant solicitor, mediator and collaborative lawyer in our Family team
Specialist Practice Areas
All aspects of family law and divorce including:
- Divorce, dissolution and separation following marriage, civil partnership or cohabitation
- Mediation & collaborative law
- Financial Cases where there is middle to high net worth, foreign assets and businesses or complex financial arrangements
- Private Children Act cases including:
- Internal and external relocation
- Prohibited steps/specific issues
- Child abduction
- Civil partnerships
- Prenuptial arrangements
- Domestic abuse
- Forced Marriage Protection Orders
Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1991. He joined Machins as a senior consultant, mediator and collaborative lawyer in 2016, having previously practised with leading practices in London and the Home Counties.
He has been endorsed by the Legal 500 and is ranked in Band 1 for the Watford, Uxbridge and surrounding areas for family law in Chambers and Partners 2018. Richard is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer and is also a Member of the Law Society’s accredited family panel as well as being a trained Mediator and accredited specialist with Resolution.
"Richard Phillips is lauded as 'a delightful individual and a resolution seeker.' He is a mediator and collaborative lawyer, and one satisfied client asserts that 'I had absolute confidence that, while he was gentle in the way he proceeded, he could be a Jack Russell when needed.'" Chambers 2015
"Richard Phillips is first ranked in Chambers UK 2014 and is recommended for his expertise in high-value matrimonial finance matters. One impressed interviewee affirms: 'I rate Richard very highly. He is very able and gives sensible advice to his clients.'" Chambers 2016
“Thank you for the very valuable role you played in mediation between my wife and I recently. Your service was entirely impartial and delivered in a gentle but very professional manner.” Mr H.
"I am very pleased that you are helping me. I do have great confidence in you and it is helping me to settle down in between my anxious moments." Mr A
"It has been lovely to work with you, albeit in awful circumstances." Ms J
"It’s been a journey and I couldn’t have done it without you, so from me a really big thank you for your support and guidance through what has been a challenging experience." Mr S
"I would like to thank Richard for his work during a most difficult time for me." Mr A