Partners

“Alexiou Fisher Philipps is a hugely respected family law firm that continues to go from strength to strength. They represent an excellent choice for the client who values sound advice, effective representation and first-rate service.” – Chambers & Partners

Susan Philipps

Susan is recognised in the Legal Experts Directory as a specialist family lawyer and has been recommended annually since 1993 in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Directories as a leader in her field. Susan has been involved in some very high profile reported cases and has been described in the press as being “tough, clever and a very good person to have on your side”. Chambers has described her as “incredibly committed to her clients”, “extremely straightforward and to the point” and says that she “never gives up – she will always go the extra mile”.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and became a partner at Penningtons in 1986, heading the family law department from 1994-1999. From 1999-2001 she was a partner at Gordon Dadds before leaving to become a founding partner of AFP.

She is a trained mediator and trained collaborative lawyer. She is also a member of Resolution and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family lawyers.

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Sara Hannell

Sara Hannell has specialised in family law for over 20 years, and has been a partner of Alexiou Fisher Philipps since 2003.  She advises in all areas of family law, but has a particular specialism in cases with an international element and prenuptial agreements.

Sara has been recognised annually in the Chambers and Partners Directory since 2006 and The Legal 500 Directory since 2004 as a leader in her field.  She is described in the current edition of Chambers as “a highly intelligent and committed lawyer who works phenomenally hard for her clients.”

Previous editions of Chambers have praised her skills as a collaborative lawyer and described her as “challenging, energetic and really knows her stuff”, “always proactive and gives really rational and realistic advice” and “an independent, efficient and no-nonsense lawyer who can hold her own in the high net worth divorce market”.  

Sara is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a member of Resolution and a trained collaborative lawyer. She has appeared on television and radio commenting on the legal issues arising from family and has lectured on developments in family law.  She studied French and History at Oxford University and worked briefly in Paris before qualifying as an English solicitor.

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Susan Philipps

Susan is recognised in the Legal Experts Directory as a specialist family lawyer and has been recommended annually since 1993 in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Directories as a leader in her field. Susan has been involved in some very high profile reported cases and has been described in the press as being “tough, clever and a very good person to have on your side”. Chambers has described her as “incredibly committed to her clients”, “extremely straightforward and to the point” and says that she “never gives up – she will always go the extra mile”.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and became a partner at Penningtons in 1986, heading the family law department from 1994-1999. From 1999-2001 she was a partner at Gordon Dadds before leaving to become a founding partner of AFP.

She is a trained mediator and trained collaborative lawyer. She is also a member of Resolution and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family lawyers.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@sp1511176138pilih1511176138ps1511176138

Sara Hannell

Sara Hannell has specialised in family law for some 15 years. She was a solicitor at Penningtons and Gordon Dadds and was made an associate on the formation of AFP, before becoming a partner in 2003.

Sara has been recognised annually in the Chambers and Partners Directory since 2006 and The Legal 500 Directory since 2004 as a leader in her field. Chambers praises her for her skills as a collaborative lawyer and has described her as “challenging, energetic and really knows her stuff”, “always proactive and gives really rational and realistic advice” and “an independent, efficient and no-nonsense lawyer who can hold her own in the high net worth divorce market”.

Sara is a member of Resolution and a trained collaborative lawyer. She has also been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has appeared in a Channel 4 documentary and has commented on the legal issues arising from family disputes on national and local radio. She has also lectured on developments in family law and writes for the legal press.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@ll1511176138ennah1511176138s1511176138

Emma Harte

Emma Harte has specialised in family law since 1992, having been a solicitor and associate at Penningtons and Gordon Dadds before becoming a partner on the formation of AFP.

Emma is recognised in the Legal Experts Directory as a specialist family lawyer and has been recognised since 2003 in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Directories as a leader in her field. Chambers has commended her for her “kind, common-sense and practical approach” and described her as a “tactically adroit performer” “of whom a number of clients could not speak highly enough”.

Emma is a Resolution accreditated mediator, a trained collaborative lawyer and past Chair of Resolution’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has also contributed to the Resolution Handbook first published in 2007 (chapter on Alternative Dispute Resolution) and the Resolution Family Disputes Handbook published in 2010.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@et1511176138rahe1511176138

Tom Amlot

Tom joined AFP in June 2011, having previously been head of the family law department at a well-known media firm.

Tom is an accredited mediator (having gained his accreditation at the end of 2009) and a collaborative lawyer. He is a co-author of the Law Society’s Family Disputes Handbook (published in 2010).

As are all of the partners of AFP, Tom is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. His international practice has included acting in the leading case on discretionary stays of jurisdiction.

This year’s directories describe Tom as follows: “an outstanding player at all levels” (Chambers), and “very focused and effective” (the Legal 500).”

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Emma Harte

Emma Harte has specialised in family law since 1992, having been a solicitor and associate at Penningtons and Gordon Dadds before becoming a partner on the formation of AFP.

Emma is recognised in the Legal Experts Directory as a specialist family lawyer and has been recognised since 2003 in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Directories as a leader in her field. Chambers has commended her for her “kind, common-sense and practical approach” and described her as a “tactically adroit performer” “of whom a number of clients could not speak highly enough”.

Emma is a Resolution accreditated mediator, a trained collaborative lawyer and past Chair of Resolution’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has also contributed to the Resolution Handbook first published in 2007 (chapter on Alternative Dispute Resolution) and the Resolution Family Disputes Handbook published in 2010.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@et1511176138rahe1511176138

Tom Amlot

Tom joined AFP in June 2011, having previously been head of the family law department at a well-known media firm.

Tom is an accredited mediator (having gained his accreditation at the end of 2009) and a collaborative lawyer. He is a co-author of the Law Society’s Family Disputes Handbook (published in 2010).

As are all of the partners of AFP, Tom is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. His international practice has included acting in the leading case on discretionary stays of jurisdiction.

This year’s directories describe Tom as follows: “an outstanding player at all levels” (Chambers), and “very focused and effective” (the Legal 500).”

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@to1511176138lmat1511176138

William Healing

William is a dual French and English national, he is a bilingual speaker, and many of his cases have a Francophone angle. Most cases involve high net worth assets. He has been practising family law for 20 years. William is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (and European Chapter secretary). He is a widely acknowledged expert on European family law issues. Chambers 2017 (the independent guide to the legal profession) said “of all the solicitors in London he knows the most about European and cross border family law issues”.

William advises on international prenuptial agreements for clients involving significant assets. William will fight a client’s corner but also seek an out of court solution wherever that is reasonable. He is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer. William has had important reported cases raising significant points of law (Khreino – about powers of the English court to freeze family assets, M v V – validity of a French jurisdiction agreement about maintenance, and EDG v RR – cross border enforcement of maintenance).

William frequently writes articles on international family law for a wide variety of publications and speaks at international conferences. He has been quoted in virtually all the broadsheet newspapers in England and France as well as appearing on national radio and television in both countries.

email: whealing@afplaw.co.uk

William est franco-britannique, bilingue, et un grand nombre de ses dossiers présentent un aspect francophone. La plupart de ses dossiers mettent en jeu des patrimoines importants. William est membre de l’International Academy of Family Lawyers (et secrétaire du Chapitre européen). Le guide Chambers 2017 (guide indépendant des professions juridiques) dit de lui « de tous les avocats de Londres, il est celui qui en sait le plus sur les questions européennes et transfrontalières en droit de la famille ».

William a défendu des dossiers qui ont fait jurisprudence (Khreino – concernant les pouvoirs des tribunaux anglais pour geler des actifs familiaux ; M v V – sur la validité d’un accord français en matière de pension alimentaire ; et EDG v RR – recouvrement d’une pension alimentaire transfrontalière).

William écrit régulièrement des articles en droit international de la famille dans de nombreuses revues et intervient régulièrement lors de conférences internationales. Il est régulièrement interviewé dans les principaux journaux en Angleterre et en France et sur les chaînes de radio et de télévision nationales dans ces deux pays.

email: whealing@afplaw.co.uk

Magnus Mill

Spears’ Wealth, in their annual review of top private client advisers, include Magnus in the 2017 Index of the Top 50 Family Lawyers in England. Magnus handles all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on divorce and separation, and financial claims arising upon the breakdown of marriages and other relationships (frequently including substantial assets, offshore asset-holding structures and/or an international element). He also regularly advises in relation to private law children issues. He is often asked to prepare pre-(and post-) nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements.

Magnus was previously a partner in the family department of a well-known family law firm, which was ranked in the highest tier for family law of both Chambers and the Legal 500, and where he had been for twelve years.

He is enthusiastic about resolving issues away from the court wherever possible, and is an experienced collaborative lawyer. He has substantial experience ranging from the County Court up to the Court of Appeal, and has been “Recommended” and described as “excellent” in the Legal 500.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@ll1511176138imm1511176138

William Healing

William is a dual French and English national, he is a bilingual speaker, and many of his cases have a Francophone angle. Most cases involve high net worth assets. He has been practising family law for 20 years. William is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (and European Chapter secretary). He is a widely acknowledged expert on European family law issues. Chambers 2017 (the independent guide to the legal profession) said “of all the solicitors in London he knows the most about European and cross border family law issues”.

William advises on international prenuptial agreements for clients involving significant assets. William will fight a client’s corner but also seek an out of court solution wherever that is reasonable. He is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer. William has had important reported cases raising significant points of law (Khreino – about powers of the English court to freeze family assets, M v V – validity of a French jurisdiction agreement about maintenance, and EDG v RR – cross border enforcement of maintenance).

William frequently writes articles on international family law for a wide variety of publications and speaks at international conferences. He has been quoted in virtually all the broadsheet newspapers in England and France as well as appearing on national radio and television in both countries.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@gn1511176138ilaeh1511176138w1511176138

William est franco-britannique, bilingue, et un grand nombre de ses dossiers présentent un aspect francophone. La plupart de ses dossiers mettent en jeu des patrimoines importants. William est membre de l’International Academy of Family Lawyers (et secrétaire du Chapitre européen). Le guide Chambers 2017 (guide indépendant des professions juridiques) dit de lui « de tous les avocats de Londres, il est celui qui en sait le plus sur les questions européennes et transfrontalières en droit de la famille ».

William a défendu des dossiers qui ont fait jurisprudence (Khreino – concernant les pouvoirs des tribunaux anglais pour geler des actifs familiaux ; M v V – sur la validité d’un accord français en matière de pension alimentaire ; et EDG v RR – recouvrement d’une pension alimentaire transfrontalière).

William écrit régulièrement des articles en droit international de la famille dans de nombreuses revues et intervient régulièrement lors de conférences internationales. Il est régulièrement interviewé dans les principaux journaux en Angleterre et en France et sur les chaînes de radio et de télévision nationales dans ces deux pays.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@gn1511176138ilaeh1511176138w1511176138

Magnus Mill

Spears’ Wealth, in their annual review of top private client advisers, include Magnus in the 2017 Index of the Top 50 Family Lawyers in England. Magnus handles all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on divorce and separation, and financial claims arising upon the breakdown of marriages and other relationships (frequently including substantial assets, offshore asset-holding structures and/or an international element). He also regularly advises in relation to private law children issues. He is often asked to prepare pre-(and post-) nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements.

Magnus was previously a partner in the family department of a well-known family law firm, which was ranked in the highest tier for family law of both Chambers and the Legal 500, and where he had been for twelve years.

He is enthusiastic about resolving issues away from the court wherever possible, and is an experienced collaborative lawyer. He has substantial experience ranging from the County Court up to the Court of Appeal, and has been “Recommended” and described as “excellent” in the Legal 500.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@ll1511176138imm1511176138

Katie Longmate

Katie has specialised in family law since 2007. She advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdown, including divorce, co-habitation, pre-nuptial agreements, jurisdiction issues and children.

Katie is a member of Resolution, an organisation of lawyers and family justice professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family matters. In addition, she is trained in collaborative family law which involves the lawyers and clients committing to resolve issues in 4-way face to face meetings and without going to Court.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@et1511176138amgno1511176138lk1511176138

Katie Longmate

Katie has specialised in family law since 2007. She advises on all issues arising from relationship breakdown, including divorce, co-habitation, pre-nuptial agreements, jurisdiction issues and children.

Katie is a member of Resolution, an organisation of lawyers and family justice professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family matters. In addition, she is trained in collaborative family law which involves the lawyers and clients committing to resolve issues in 4-way face to face meetings and without going to Court.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@et1511176138amgno1511176138lk1511176138

Associates

“The team is known for handling complex financial remedy cases, as well as nuptial agreements. Recognised for its handling of high-value international disputes, mediations and collaborative proceedings.” – Chambers & Partners

Daisy Minns Shearer

Daisy advises on a broad range of private family law matters. She has specific experience of complex financial disputes on the breakdown of a relationship, including matters with an international aspect, and nuptial and cohabitation agreements. She also works with clients to resolve the arrangements for their children. As a member of Resolution and YRes, Daisy strives to establish constructive and non-confrontational solutions to family matters.

After completing her undergraduate degree at Pembroke College, Oxford University, Daisy worked at AFP as a paralegal. She rejoined the firm in March 2015, having trained at Payne Hicks Beach and gained post-qualification experience at top-ranked London family practices.

Email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@re1511176138raehs1511176138snnim1511176138d1511176138

Associates

“The team is known for handling complex financial remedy cases, as well as nuptial agreements. Recognised for its handling of high-value international disputes, mediations and collaborative proceedings.” – Chambers & Partners

Daisy Minns Shearer

Daisy advises on a broad range of private family law matters. She has specific experience of complex financial disputes on the breakdown of a relationship, including matters with an international aspect, and nuptial and cohabitation agreements. She also works with clients to resolve the arrangements for their children. As a member of Resolution and YRes, Daisy strives to establish constructive and non-confrontational solutions to family matters.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Pembroke College, Oxford University, Daisy worked at AFP as a paralegal. She rejoined the firm in March 2015, having trained at Payne Hicks Beach and gained post-qualification experience at top-ranked London family practices.

Email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@re1511176138raehs1511176138snnim1511176138d1511176138

Anna Brown

Anna advises on the range of issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, including divorce and consequential financial disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, private children law and jurisdiction issues, as well as Family Law Act 1996 matters such as non-molestation and occupation orders. She is a member of Resolution and YRes, taking a constructive and non-confrontational approach to solving family law disputes.

Anna read Classics at Cambridge before training to be a solicitor at RacliffesLeBrasseur in London. She joined Alexiou Fisher Philipps on qualification in 2014.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@nw1511176138orba1511176138

Emmie Hodges

Emmie advises on all aspects of private family law, including the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, nuptial agreements, and child arrangements. She also has experience of advising in relation to surrogacy and sperm-donor arrangements.

Emmie regularly assists on complex and high-value cases, which are often multi-jurisdictional in nature. She is a member of Resolution, and in accordance with its Code of Practice is committed to a constructive and non-confrontational approach to solving family law disputes.

After reading History at Cambridge, Emmie trained to be a solicitor at a full-service City firm with a top-ranked family law team. She joined Alexiou Fisher Philipps upon qualification in 2016.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@se1511176138gdohe1511176138

Anna Brown

Anna advises on the range of issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, including divorce and consequential financial disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, private children law and jurisdiction issues, as well as Family Law Act 1996 matters such as non-molestation and occupation orders. She is a member of Resolution and YRes, taking a constructive and non-confrontational approach to solving family law disputes.


Anna read Classics at Cambridge before training to be a solicitor at RacliffesLeBrasseur in London. She joined Alexiou Fisher Philipps on qualification in 2014.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@nw1511176138orba1511176138

Emmie Hodges

Emmie advises on all aspects of private family law, including the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, nuptial agreements, and child arrangements. She also has experience of advising in relation to surrogacy and sperm-donor arrangements.

Emmie regularly assists on complex and high-value cases, which are often multi-jurisdictional in nature. She is a member of Resolution, and in accordance with its Code of Practice is committed to a constructive and non-confrontational approach to solving family law disputes.

After reading History at Cambridge, Emmie trained to be a solicitor at a full-service City firm with a top-ranked family law team. She joined Alexiou Fisher Philipps upon qualification in 2016.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@se1511176138gdohe1511176138

Consultants

“…a first-rate service. It is modern in outlook, intelligent in its approach and its standards of service are much valued by clients and respected by peers.” – Legal 500

Douglas Alexiou

Douglas Alexiou is a past President of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers which boasts an elected membership of over 400 of the best regarded specialist family lawyers from around the world.

He is recognised as a leader in his field by the Legal Experts Directory, The Legal 500 Directory and the Chambers and Partners Directory and has been described in Chambers as “charming and courteous”, “a tremendously urbane figurehead for the profession” and a “skilled mediator and collaborative lawyer”.

He was born in 1942 and qualified as a solicitor in 1970. He was a partner at Gordon Dadds solicitors for 30 years until breaking away to found AFP in 2001. He is a member of Resolution, is a trained mediator, a trained collaborative lawyer, a member of the International Bar Association and Consultant Editor of Family Law Journal.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@uo1511176138ixela1511176138d1511176138

Consultants

“…a first-rate service. It is modern in outlook, intelligent in its approach and its standards of service are much valued by clients and respected by peers.” – Legal 500

Douglas Alexiou

Douglas Alexiou is a past President of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers which boasts an elected membership of over 400 of the best regarded specialist family lawyers from around the world.

He is recognised as a leader in his field by the Legal Experts Directory, The Legal 500 Directory and the Chambers and Partners Directory and has been described in Chambers as “charming and courteous”, “a tremendously urbane figurehead for the profession” and a “skilled mediator and collaborative lawyer”.

He was born in 1942 and qualified as a solicitor in 1970. He was a partner at Gordon Dadds solicitors for 30 years until breaking away to found AFP in 2001. He is a member of Resolution, is a trained mediator, a trained collaborative lawyer, a member of the International Bar Association and Consultant Editor of Family Law Journal.

email: ku.oc1511176138.walp1511176138fa@uo1511176138ixela1511176138d1511176138

The term partner is used to refer to a member of Alexiou Fisher Philipps LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the members of Alexiou Fisher Philipps LLP is available at the registered office 106-108 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3LR