Bishop & Sewell

Philip is a Partner in 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, civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation agreements and disputes. He has a wealth of expertise in dealing with children cases, including residence and contact disputes.

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 involved in a number of leading family law cases during his career and has been recognised in legal directories including Chambers and Legal 500 where he has been described as “a great pragmatist” and “sagacious”. He is named as a prominent figure for family and matrimonial work in the Citywealth Leaders List.

Prior to joining Bishop & Sewell, Philip worked in several leading London family law departments.

Specialist areas:

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



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