Philip Bowen is a specialist advocate for all family matters, in particular those relating to children. Phil qualified as a solicitor in 1994, obtained higher rights in 2005 and moved to the bar to practice from Clerksroom in 2019. Up to March 2019, Phil has worked mainly in-house for local authorities and will continue to act for local authorities from Clerksroom. He is very experienced in care proceedings acting over the years for local authorities, parents and guardians. He also has experience of dealing with Adult Social Care matters and Court of Protection Cases. His knowledge of the internal workings of local authorities is extensive.
Phil is known for his detailed approach to any cases he undertakes and his abiliity to relate to and deal with clients on all levels.
He is approved by the Bar Council to deal with clients on a direct access basis so a solicitor is not required to instruct him.
As a Solictor-Advocate he has appeared in all levels of the Family Court in multi-day contested hearings from the Magistrates Court, County Court and High Court. He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of local authorities and a Guardian.
Specialist Areas of Law include:
Children matters (Care, Adoption, Protection and Child Arrangement Orders)
All aspects of Local Authorities
Philip also has extensive experience of Inquests, particularly child deaths.
Based in Chesterfield and happy to travel to any area of the Midlands or North East or indeed, any area of England & Wales if requested.