Bishop & Sewell

Philip is a Partner and Head of the Family & Divorce team

Philip Rutter is a specialist family lawyer. He has significant experience in claims for financial provision on divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, divorce and civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation agreements and disputes. He has a wealth of expertise in dealing with children cases.

Philip believes that every problem has a solution and strives to find the best outcome for his clients. Where litigation is necessary, he is resolute and has acted in a number of leading family law cases during his career.

Many of Philip’s cases have an international dimension and he is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of Resolution.

Philip has been recognised in legal directories as a prominent figure in the Family law world for many years including Chambers and Legal 500.

Specialist areas:

  • Divorce
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Financial claims
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Cohabitation disputes and TOLATA claims
  • Children issues and disputes



  • The Law Society
  • Resolution
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers