Philip is a Partner and Group Head of the Dispute Resolution London Family team. He acts in all areas of family law and advises clients on the most efficient and effective way of settling financial and children disputes following the breakdown of a relationship.

Philip’s particular focus is on high value domestic and international financial proceedings where there are complex corporate or trust assets. His practice includes advising on protecting family wealth through pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

In addition to his family practice, Philip continues to advise Private Clients in disputes including: professional claims against solicitors for negligence in family proceedings; domestic and international fraud litigation; harassment claims; and injunctions.

Philip has lectured to the Institute of Directors and various business leaders on the protection of commercial and private assets in the event of divorce.

Philip qualified as a solicitor in 2009.

Work highlights

High Court claim

P v P: successful claim brought in the High Court against a son for misappropriating and/or stealing from his mother whilst having control of her accounts under a lasting power of attorney; successfully obtained an order for £1m+ against the defendant for the return of his mother’s funds


Solicitors negligence

Claim brought against a well-known law firm in negligence for advice given to the wife in matrimonial proceedings; dispute settled for six figure sum.


Court of Appeal

Choy v Tan: leading jurisdiction family case in the Court of Appeal where we were successful in arguing that the case should be heard in London and not the Far East.


Protection from Harassment Act

JKL v MNO and UVW v XYZ: acting for high-profile media personalities being harassed by an unstable individual in several jurisdictions; an order under the Protection from Harassment Act was obtained, served under the terms of the Hague Convention.


Leave to Remove children

Acted for various parents seeking either to move abroad with their children or seeking to prevent the other parent moving abroad with their children. For example: successfully acted for mother to move to Germany with her two young children, and for a father seeking to prevent mother moving to the US with her baby.


Trusts and non-disclosure

Representing a wife in financial proceedings against her husband, the beneficiary of a multi-million pound Jersey Trust, the details of which he refused to disclose. Matter settled upon husband providing disclosure of the Trust under threat of imprisonment and wife seeking an order for transfer of properties out of the Trust.


Sir Geoff Hurst & Others v Hone & Others: successful claim against a UK based salesman who made fraudulent misrepresentations to a group of investors about Spanish property. Recovered monies lost in the fraudulent investment having considered: how to ensure the case was heard in London; obtaining freezing orders against the defendant’s properties; and ensuring there were assets available against which to enforce any order.


Recent articles

Announcements

DMH Stallard appoint Alicia Cenizo as partner in London

Alicia Cenizo joins from Streathers where she led the firm’s Family department in the city.

07/05/2024

Media spotlight

DMH Stallard named in 2023 eprivateclient Top Family Law Firms

DMH Stallard has been recognised as one of Top Family Law Firms in eprivateclient, a detailed guide to the leading law firms providing family law advice in the UK

Philip Morton

16/10/2023

Announcements

DMH Stallard adds new partner to City office

Highly respected and renowned divorce lawyer, Amanda Glass, joins the firm

25/09/2023

Announcements

DMH Stallard announce lateral hire in city office

A specialist family law and divorce lawyer, Ella Welsby is an outstanding addition in the firm’s family law practice in London

12/04/2023