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Phil commonly saves a client between 20,000 - 40,000 in legal fees.
 
 
 
18/01/2018 Salema C. (Guildford)

Phil was absolutely brilliant. Perfect advice at the time I needed it the most. Polite, personable, friendly and professional. I will always recommend him if anyone needs help. Very grateful to him, and believe my hearing would have gone very wrong if it hadn't been for his timely help.

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Rachael W. 18/01/2018

Phil has guided me expertly and knowledgeably through the Family Court process throughout the last 3 years. The advice and the emotional support he has given have been invaluable. He has helped me to pare back statements, remove emotion and stick to the facts: advising on strategy and realistic outcomes. During hearings he is able to understand and explain the reasoning of the Judge, points of law and process and the subtext, which is often lost on me. I continue to gain positive outcomes with each successive hearing and cannot thank Phil enough for steering me, so adeptly, through this stressful and emotional process.

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Hilary W. 30/11/2017

'Well what can I say and where do I start! My journey was a long one with unexpected twists at every turn, at times the hurdles seemed daunting, confusing and often insurmountable, that was until I met Phil and learnt of the amazing work he and his team do. Phil thinks outside of the box, he is always one step ahead with his planning, his honest pragmatic approach reduced the immense stress child proceedings can often bring by their inherent deeply emotionally and provocative nature. I had used a solicitor before Phil and wasted 1000’s, if only I had known then what I know now! Believe me, you do not need these ‘professionals’ who claim to be part of Resolution or any other organisation that lends them false credibility. I got a result culminating in a final hearing I could never have dreamt possible and it was all down to Phil. I simply cannot recommend him highly enough. If child proceedings are on the horizon for you, whether Applicant or Respondent, please engage Phil and save money whilst getting the best outcome for you and your children. Thank you Phil, it would never have happened without you

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Toby B. 08/11/2017

After previously working with Phil I needed to return to court, after such a good experience previously I used Phil's services again. Phil was very helpful & made the whole return to court much easier. He was available for any questions I had & helped a great deal in court & we achieved what we set out to. I would recommend his services.

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Alberto K. 06/11/2017

Phil was very helpful. I felt that he listened to me and was able to provide me with the information that I needed. I found him to be very objective and delivered a very "no nonsense" approach to the court proceedings. This helped me have a clear idea of what I needed from the magistrates and how best to achieve my goal. I felt much more confident about what I was doing and the whole judicial process made more sense to me. This was just what I needed during this very stressful time.

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Indika F. 20/10/2017

Phil Kedge has advised, supported, coached and mentored me through the Family Court system, in obtaining a Child Arrangements Order.  He provided his service in a very honest and ethical way, also keeping my costs down.  Phil was so focused, knowledgeable and pro active with Family Law and his stratergy in helping me.

I am eternally grateful to him for the outcome we received at court.  I would strongley recommend Phil as a McKenzie Friend, he has been a Hero to me and is worth his weight in Gold!

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Freda BH. 18/10/2017

Phil is a very professional Mckenzie Friend, he has helped me through the court process with a positive,satisfied outcome.
I felt very comfortable and reassured with Phil. 
I would recommend him to everyone and would highly consider his help in the future if need be, Thank you for everything phil! 
#hero... he is also afordable ;)

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Lucy B.13/09/2017

Philip Kedge absolutely was key to my court success. 

Calm & professional.Without his help I wouldn't have got such a positive outcome. I only wish I'd known about the mckenzie friend service before I wasted 7000 on solicitors. First class service highly recommended.

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Gabriela G. 09/08/2017

Have received excellent advice, guidance and support through my case. Phil was an experienced professional, who knew very well the process, always reliable and helpful and can highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with child arrangement issues in court.

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Charlotte E. 08/09/2017

Extremely honest and helpful advice dispensed with clarity and sympathy. Very very useful and enabled me to understand and make decisions on my situation.

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Michelle K. 05/07/2017

I needed some advice quick and I sent Phil a message, he got back to me in good time and gave me some great advice that saved me a lot of expense.
I am very grateful to Phil his advise.
Thank you Phil

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Greg N. 03/07/2017

Very Professional, supportive, precise. 
Great attention to detail, drilling down and really focusing on what I want to achieve. 
Excellent on contacting me and getting back to me.

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John P. 25/06/2017

Mr Kedge is an amazing individual! He has an incredible knowledge of family law. When I thought I had important information to be mentioned in my position statement or other documents he would tell me there is no need for that. He knows how to be succinct and get to the heart of the matter. He also has a professional empathy. He showed in my case a strong sense of justice. The outcome was that the final judgment and that of the appeal was what I hoped for. I am very grateful indeed to Mr Kedge. Thank you so much!

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Helen F. 16/06/2017

I am very grateful to Phil for giving me excellent advice although he is not available to help me for my final hearing in court. His insight and knowledge are impressive. He cuts to the chase in a way successive solicitors have not. I appreciated his directness. What struck me was that he didn't let his expertise get in the way of hearing me and I felt his genuine concern.

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Photis K. 21/05/2017

This guy is mustard.

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Gianpaolo M. 19/05/2017

I am grateful to Mr Kedge for his legal advice and support throughout the trial. He always showed confidence that I would achieve a favourable result. He showed clear knowledge of the law. He spoke to the other party's barristers with firmness, fairness and astuteness when required.  He also showed professional empathy to my situation and after the positive court ruling has given me kind advice about how to move forward. I strongly recommend McKenzie friends to others.

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Kim D.L. 04/05/2017

Phil Kedge helped with my Financial Hearing and I was extremely impressed with him. He is knowledgeable in his field and was very informative leading up to the day. At the hearing itself, Phil's presence was a massive support to me - not only professionally but emotionally on one of the hardest days of my life. Due to Phil's input I achieved more in court than I had hoped for. Of course I hope to not have to use Phil's services again, however should I ever need to, I will not hesitate in contacting him.

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Paul .H. 10/04/2017

Phil provided excellent and professional support throughout a drawn out case.  His knowledge of the courts and legal procedure was invaluable as was his reassurance and input before, during and after each court appearance.

I would have no hesitation in using his services again.

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Patreyk G.04/04/2017

I used a Phil Kedge service for a nearly two years. He is very good specialist regarding family matter cases. He helped me a lot with my case giving always a good and knowledgeable service. I would fully recommended Phil.

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Kris W. 24/03/2017

Phil was excellent in my case and the one piece of advice I would give anyone is do not get embroiled in arguments with the ex stay child focused everything will work itself out. Phil really supported me and kept me on track as a result I received everything I wanted

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Emma D. 16/03/2017cKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was a brilliant help. He took the strain and distilled my lengthy and convoluted case down to the bare bones. At last I have a workable court order!

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Simon H. 14/03/2017

Phil's experience and remarkably calm demeanour really helped me through a period where life was very complicated for me and my children.

Phil is meticulous and knowledgeable in civil law (and it is worth noting, criminal law), advising me so that I could read through the court forms and act with confidence to get the best outcomes for myself and my children on matters of family court and divorce proceedings without requiring a solicitor.

I would definitely recommend Phil as a great choice for a McKenzie Friend.

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Shellea R. 09/03/2017

Phil has been amazing from start to finish. He offers great support and promptly responds to any concerns/questions you have and is always very honest which helps you to be prepared for what to expect. Since having phil as a McKenzie friend I have gained confidence in him and always know he would provide great support in court (unlike a previous solicitor I had used).
I would definitely recommend Phil and know that he will always be there in the future to offer his support and knowledge if I was to ever need it.
Thanks Phil I really appreciate everything you have done.

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Steve P. 17/02/2017

I was stopped seeing my two young sons last year with no reason, after getting quotes from solicitors to assist throughout court proceedings for a child arrangements order it became apparent i wasn't going to be able to afford their fees. Quotes came in the region of 10k-15k. I searched online and found Phil, the initial phone call took place within the same day I requested help, and he has made the whole process from start to finish a breeze. The final hearing took place yesterday and I got an order for 100% of everything I applied for. Phil has been understanding, and has been patient throughout. I have dyslexia and find processing information hard. Phil has been there every step of the way and has made me feel supported at all times. I was planning on filing my divorce after the children were sorted, and following Phil's advice i started this during child arrangement proceedings. He gave me the confidence I needed to represent myself in court with his assistance. I will reccomend Phil to everyone I know going through these unfortunate circumstances, and will be continuing to use him throughout divorce proceedings. I can't thank Phil enough for his help and support throughout the last few months.

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Toby B. 16/02/2017

Phil was a huge help to me throughout, he made the process a lot more manageable. I had many questions and queries which Phil had answers to them all. I would recommend his service to anyone in a similar position.

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Peter G. 21/12/2016

Phil has done great work. He has been very supportive, emotionally as well as professionally. He put my mind at ease quickly and helped me to take the necessary steps to move forward. 
I am very grateful for his help. Thank you so much.

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Natalie SA 04/11/2016

Phil has been an absolute blessing to us throughout this process. Helping us and reassuring us through every step. We took our time to start the legal process and this was on his advice as we were in an odd situation. Every step of the way Phil has been there; by phone, email and supporting us on our 2 days in court. He made the whole process so less daunting.
Thank you Phil.

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Tanya C. 23/09/2016

We would like to take this opportunity to say what a thoroughly outstanding job Phil did for us . Highly professional , leaving you with a feeling that you are with the right person who is looking after your interest without impacting you financially.

Phil was always very quick to respond, made himself available during times that most would consider after hours and always patient in explaining the details of the case . 

He is here to help , resolve and stand for your interests

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David C. 20/09/2016

Phil was a tremendous help with all aspects of my case.  He has a calm and common sense approach to things and he was extremely good at cutting through the chatter and focusing on the important issues with a view to obtaining results.

Phil helped diffuse matters and reduce the animosity, particularly in child arrangements.  

Phil will always remain my preferred choice for a McKenzie friend and I will definitely come to him first if I do find I ever need one again.

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Nigel C. 19/09/2016

Phil assisted with an issue with my wife's ex-husband and I can honestly say was truly outstanding in every aspect. He was able to accep our case and attend court with extreme short notice and guided us through the process with clarity. Phil is able to explain each point clearly and put you at ease with the situation and the expected out come. I woudl highly reccomend him.

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Norman S. 23/08/2016

I would rate both of my Mckenzie friends as  5***** service, friendly, hard working, they did a great job in getting me a positive result, these guys are amazing, helped me through a bad time, took me through step by step so I understood, I would recommend these guys, an inexpensive way to get the result you need. Keep up the good work guys.

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Anon 20/08/2016

I cannot speak too highly of Phil. His expertise and positive approach throughout a difficult and long drawn-out child contact case in the family court were invaluable. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience of the justice system to help me negotiate a complex process I knew nothing about. On a personal level, he offered calm and reassuring support at a highly stressful time. I could not have achieved what I did without his help and could never have afforded the many thousands it would have cost in legal fees. I would warmly recommend him to anyone in a similar position to myself. Thank you Phil!    

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J M 21/07/2016

Phil was very knowledgable and has vast legal experience. His calm approach helps you focus on the important issues and find resolution.  I would recommend Phil 100%.    

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Douglas M. 26/05/2016

Phil was extremely helpful and supportive through a very long and stressful case. His experience was invaluable and steered my case to a successful conclusion. I don't think I could have gotten through it without him.

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Araventhy Mc.26/05/2016

Phil helped my partner with a very long and emotionally draining court case to gain contact with my partner's daughter; he was extremely professional and resolution-minded from the first phone call and I do not think we could have done so well without his guidance and thoughts throughout the process. I would highly recommend Phil due to his methodology, professionalism and foresight and my partner and I would not hesitate to ask for his help again.

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Mia de C. 23/05/2016

Phil was a great help from start to finish. His advice was brilliant and he was extremely supportive. He has excellent knowledge and I trusted him fully.I would highly recommend him as a Mackenzie friend.

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Gary and Jacqui St. 19/05/2016

I have had a few McKenzie friends help me over the years, and they were  good. Phil was the best help I have ever had. He was sincere and concerned about how I was coping. Easy to get hold of, replied promptly to emails or messages. the meetings I had with him were to the point, constructive and with a clear way forward. 

The statements he produced for the courts were well written and composed.  In the past I have used  the services of solicitors. Phil was as knowledgeable and more constructive and had a better plan of action. He is easy to communicate with, a good listener and cares about what he's doing. He gives you the bigger picture and wants the best outcome for the child and you.

Money well spent and worth a lot more.

Thank you Phil

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James Sc.07/03/2016

I found Phil to be an amazing help, very calm, relaxing and methodical. All of my worries were settled and his help was invaluable. I have no problems recommending Phil.

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Michaela M. 02/03/2016

From the first conversation Phil was excellent.  He had a quick grasp of the facts of the case and gave sound and invaluable advice.  Phil listened and advised as appropriate, taking on board all that was said.  He was focused and suggested realistic solutions to dealing with a very difficult problem.  I highly recommend Phil and his support was first class.

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Mark K. 27/02/2016

Phil was very professional and knowledgeable. A soothing calm in what could have been very tumultuous sea of bitterness. Phil is a very strong advocate of 'not rising to the bait,' if he were not present I fear I could have fallen victim. We got a court order granted at the first hearing. Would highly recommend

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Paul W. 24/02/2016

Phil was very professional and knowledgeable. A soothing calm in what could have been very tumultuous sea of bitterness. Phil is a very strong advocate of 'not rising to the bait,' if he were not present I fear I could have fallen victim. We got a court order granted at the first hearing. Would highly recommend

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Alexandra O. 23/02/2016

Excellent support and advice at a difficult time.  

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Kevin B. 11/02/2016

Phil has been an invaluable point of support and advice for me in resolving the ongoing issues with regards to contact with my children.

Phil provided all the available options in a clear and easy to understand format highlighting the pro's and cons of each, this has allowed me to make a more informed decision whilst ensuring that the desired outcome is that which was not just in my best interest but more importantly in the best interests of the children, ultimately ensuring longer term benefits for all.

The most valuable piece of advice that Phil gave me which is one that I want to stress to all is the need to reduce or avoid the acrimony between yourself and the other parent, the only result of this is continued upset and stress to the children, and also a increased probability of a negative outcome in any issues or proceedings you may be involved in.

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Annette H. 09/02/2016

I had a free one hour consultation with Phil regarding financial settlement terms and he was able to point out to me what my rights were but what my ex's rights were too.  He was able to show me where I could finish up losing out if I wasn't careful and gave me a much bigger and clearer picture of my circumstances.  Invaluable and I would recommend him to anyone in a similar position.

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Charlotte H. 28/01/2016

I had spent 3,000 on a solicitor for endless e-mails and letters back and forth to my ex husbands solicitor to sort out custody of our 8 year old daughter. Nothing was resolved and there was lots of acrimony.

I then came across Phil. He showed me how to stop conflict, to concentrate on my daughter and to make important compromises. His understanding of the system from Cafcass to the Courts was amazing. Whilst my ex kept fighting, Phil kept me focussed and I ended up with a Cafcass recommendation and order almost identical to the one I was seeking in the first instance. Phil's final fee for all his advice and support was a thrid of the cost I had paid to solicitors in achieving very little.

Phil proves that going to court can be done without solicitors and at an affordable cost.

After many months of stress, I am now looking forward to the future and I owe that to Phil. I cannot thank him enough.

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Dermot A. 08/01/2016

Phil was very supportive, knowledgeable clear and precise throughout the whole legal process. I found his support invaluable and would recommend him as a Mckenzie Friend to anyone who is going through the legal minefield.

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Rachael W. 22/12/2015

Phil’s advice and guidance have been invaluable. I wish I had found him before spending 13K on legal fees for applications and hearings, which ultimately produced an unworkable Child Arrangements Order. I discovered Phil part way through my case and he helped me effectively counter an Enforcement Order and submit a Variation of Order that resulted in a more favourable and workable outcome. This was for a tenth of the previous overall legal costs. I have also found his holistic approach preferable to that of a solicitor.

Phil has a thorough knowledge of the Court System and this proved vital when approaching the case and forming strategies. He has been realistic and supportive, has managed my expectations and given balanced advice when I struggled at various crisis points. I’m very glad I found him and am grateful for all his help and will be enlisting his skills again to negotiate over finances and property.

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Richard B.15/12/2015

Phil has been hugely instrumental in supporting me through a very traumatic 12 months and guiding me every step of the way.  Phil's no nonsense, straight forward advice and constant reassurance lifted me despite the implacable hostility levied by the other side.  I cannot thank Phil enough and feel incredibly honoured to have been represented by Phil and would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Phil for his impeccable services.  I can now rebuild my life with my son which is the most treasured gift a parent could ask.

Ann Brodie 15/11/2015

As both a parent and grandparent it was a huge relief knowing Phil was there to guide my son (Richard Brodie) through a long battle to regain access to his son. Phil's experience and knowledge was invaluable, helping us remain focused and positive throughout.  Thank you for the successful result.

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Francis P. 26/11/2015

I didn't get everything I hoped for in my financial settlement, but in fairness Phil advised me from the start that I was aiming too high but I had nothing to lose going for it. The outcome was pretty much what Phil predicted showing his experience so I am not in anyway dissapointed.

Phil is a great professional friend to have supporting you and it would have been too daunting to have done this on my own. He saved my 1,000s in legal fees as I had already spent 4,000 with a solicitor in getting nowhere before finding him.

Highly recommended.

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Shelley H. 08/10/2015

I cannot thank Phil enough for his advice and guidance throughout my divorce process and financial settlement.

The stratedgies and thought process I have learnt from Phil will be of great benefit to me in my future life.  

Phil is kind, considerate, understanding and fully engaged with you on the journey through Family court.  

It is a priviledge to have met him.

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Maria T.07/10/2015

It’s very easy to get lost in legal details and in your own emotions without understanding the bigger picture when divorcing, Phil kept me on track using his excellent knowledge of the law, he also offered emotional reassurance. 

At the FDR Phil argued my points and represented my legal position succinctly and concisely to my ex’s barrister and as a result a settlement was reached which was twice the amount I was willing to settle for. Thanks Phil!

I cannot recommend Phillip Kedge highly enough. 

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Peter 02/10/2015

Phil was an absolute star from start to finish! He helped me through my difficult separation and was immensely supportive in court as well helping me to secure an excellent settlement with my ex-partner. I couldn't recommend him highly enough! Super!

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Vivky R. 17/09/2015

Phil has been a great help with both preparing my statement for the final hearing and also fantastic support in court. Although I was considering going to the final hearing by myself, I'm so glad Phil was there as he really helped keep me focused on saying the right things and was great emotional support. There were times when I was put on the spot by the judge and panicked a little, and Phil really helped get me through. The outcome was successful for me and I would definitely recommend him.

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Owen E. 0/07/2015

Phil was an outstanding help from start to finish. His knowledge and understanding about family law and how the courts work was second to none. Always offering me advice and support throughout.
At what I thought was a daunting case that tried to make me look bad, Phil reassured me that this was not unusual and that there were no major factors or evidence to support this.
In the end with the help from Phil, going to court didn't seem so nerve wracking anymore and I knew my case could stand up in court!

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Ali 06/07/2015

I have no idea how I ended up finding Phil , but I am so glad I did. He has helped far and beyond what I would have received from a lawyer. He has an uncanny ability to cut through mountains of issues and lay out building blocks to not only help build a clear , concise case but also help you make sense of a court system that is bewildering at a vulnerable time. To say I couldn't have faced the paperwork , nevermind an ex who is waging a war against me in court without his support , advice and guidance is an understatement. He guides you through each step and helps lay out options , helping you take control .

He will tell you what you need to hear and I have no doubt he has been the right man for the job.

In children matters when there are child protection concerns , he can advise and support when dealing with police and social services with calmness and has your children's best interests at heart.

In finances , he is pragmatic and experienced and has been asked by the judge at FDR to act as a mediator which he executed excellently. Judges take him seriously and his presence in the court room has been of great benefit.


I don't know how the dice will roll but I know I will present the best possible case with his help.

Phil is a find - I know you won't find better.

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Rachel Del V. 24/05/205

Phil has been a delight to work with and under the stressful situation I have faced, I have been made to feel completely calm and supported through the whole process. Phil has a wonderful manner while maintaining complete professionalism. I couldn't have got through the situation without him and he was worth every penny.

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Richard B. 08/05/2015

Phil, I would like to thank you for your sound, no nonsense advice and guidance through an extremely unpleasant time in my life. Your focus and continued reassurance helped me to regain access to my child which is a testament to your professional and knowledgeable approach.

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Marcus R19/04/2015

I really hit the jackpot with Phil. Not only did I find a fantastic McKenzie Friend but also someone who understands the issues around Domestic Violence and Child Protection as I fought for access to my son after malicious and unfounded allegations. Phil calmly helped me focus on the priority issues and took out all the emotive angst. He was able to provide all the arguments in relation to evidence, the law and the truth. Just one star dropped when I was unable to call him over 3 days on an urgent matter.

Phil Replies: Delighted with the feedback, thank you. Happy to bring all my extensive experience to those who are victims of DV and those who are vitims of false allegations. The 3 day period referred to was when I was abroad over a weekend. during the Easter Break. I am happy to state that all my clients have access to my contact and availability schedule which can be found by logging on to their private accounts and message page.

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Robert W. 31/03/2015

Without Phil's knowledge and support I would have lost my daughter and my home. From the first time I contacted Phil he has been invaluable in helping me prepare all the papers necessary for my court case, as well as supporting me in court itself. I was extremely worried about being a litigant in person but Phil has guided me all the way. I couldn't have done it without him and I recommend anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation to contact Phil

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Owen E. 04/03/2015

Phil was a great help to my case. He gave me reassurance, peace of mind and most of all knowledge and experience.

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Georgie (27/01/2015)

There is absolutely no doubt that Phil has made a tremendous difference to my life. He has been efficient, reliable, patient and calm through a very difficult divorce. Phil has supported me in court: children’s matters, ancillary relief and non-molestation proceedings, through my very young children being on a Child protection plan with Children’s services and Cafcass intense involvement.

Phil consistently ensured I saw the positive side of the various Judge’s decisions and has been: objective, pragmatic, encouraging me to look forward, seek an end to litigation and prioritize the elements that I am able to influence stripping the emotions away. Phil has provided a tremendous amount of empathy, understanding and support for which I will always be grateful. I could not have come out the other side so well without him – very sincere thanks.

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Brian M. 20/01/2015

If you are reading Phil's website and looking for less costly options for an upcoming court case then I can highly recommend him. Phil was both easy to talk to friendly and highly professional. In my own personal opinion he is much more valuable than any solicitor, reason being he actually care's about his clients. He put forward his own opinions while working with me, making statement's alot easier for all to understand, Without phil's help I'd have spent thousands of pounds on solicitors costs or countless hours' worth of my own time puzzling and stressing over the various forms and requests from the family court, Phil is worth his weight in gold. Many Thanks Once Again

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I had to come from abroad for a family court case and didn't know what to do or how to go about things. Phil was brilliant. He was patient and kindly guided me through the the whole course of events both before the Court hearing and during. Without his help I am sure I would not have got the good final outcome that I did. His services were invaluable.'

'Thanks again'

Jo

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'Being a litigant in person can be a daunting task, especially considering what’s at stake at Family Court. It’s been a pleasure working with Phil, as my Mckenzie Friend, on what has been the most important fight of my life. What seemed like ‘mountains to move’, he was able to put into organised, bite sized chunks, lessening my stress and workload immensely and his insight into the law, policing and court procedures has not only saved me several thousands, but has me leading the fight for my daughter’s best interests against a firm of solicitors and an uncompromising Barrister.

Richard Robertson

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I contacted Phil following my FDR as although I had been a Litigant in Person at that Court Hearing I felt I needed support up to and through the Final Hearing. Phil was able to provide the support and impartial advice that I needed. With his policing background he knows the Court procedure, how to approach a Hearing, prepare for it and not feel intimidated by it. He quickly got up to speed with my circumstances and we put together my case. Phil was honest, advised what he thought was best and assisted in my decision making.
Phil is friendly, responsive and I would certainly recommend him.

Vicky Glanville

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