Susan Philipps

Partner and Mediator


“Exceptionally talented” and “one of the strongest family law solicitors in London, with an enviable practice”.

Chambers and Partners

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.

“Phenomenally bright and tactically astute family law solicitors, with excellent judgement and remarkable intuition.” (Chambers & Partners UK 2016)

“One of the strongest family law solicitors in London.” (Chambers & Partners UK 2019)

“Quite simply one of the best family law solicitors working in London today.” “She is a phenomenally bright and tactically astute family law solicitor, with excellent judgement and remarkable intuition.” “She is vastly experienced, there is no situation she hasn’t come up against a dozen times. She is calm and knowledgeable, but above all thoroughly tough on her clients’ behalf. If you instruct her you know she’s in your corner.” (Chambers Global HNW 2016)

“Hugely experienced” and “utterly unflappable.” “She can be quite ferocious, but she’s quite softly spoken. The work she’s doing is fantastic.” (Chambers Global HNW 2017)

“She’s one of the strongest family law solicitors in London,” comments a barrister. Philipps is also praised as a “star” and “exceptionally talented.” (Chambers Global HNW 2018)

“Is now one of the big names of London family law – tremendously personable, immensely able and with exceptional judgement.”(Legal 500 2018)

‘Outstanding lawyer with a phenomenal reputation with cases and clients that are the envy of most’. (Legal 500 2019)

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Susan Philipps

Partner and Mediator


“Exceptionally talented” and “one of the strongest family law solicitors in London, with an enviable practice”.

Chambers and Partners

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.

“Phenomenally bright and tactically astute family law solicitors, with excellent judgement and remarkable intuition.” (Chambers & Partners UK 2016)

“One of the strongest family law solicitors in London.” (Chambers & Partners UK 2019)

“Quite simply one of the best family law solicitors working in London today.” “She is a phenomenally bright and tactically astute family law solicitor, with excellent judgement and remarkable intuition.” “She is vastly experienced, there is no situation she hasn’t come up against a dozen times. She is calm and knowledgeable, but above all thoroughly tough on her clients’ behalf. If you instruct her you know she’s in your corner.” (Chambers Global HNW 2016)

“Hugely experienced” and “utterly unflappable.” “She can be quite ferocious, but she’s quite softly spoken. The work she’s doing is fantastic.” (Chambers Global HNW 2017)

“She’s one of the strongest family law solicitors in London,” comments a barrister. Philipps is also praised as a “star” and “exceptionally talented.” (Chambers Global HNW 2018)

“Is now one of the big names of London family law – tremendously personable, immensely able and with exceptional judgement.”(Legal 500 2018)

‘Outstanding lawyer with a phenomenal reputation with cases and clients that are the envy of most’. (Legal 500 2019)

email: ku.oc1564387704.walp1564387704fa@sp1564387704pilih1564387704ps1564387704