Phillip Rhodes


Specialisms / areas of expertise:



Phillip is a Resolution accredited mediator and Partner in the Family team at Slater Heelis. He helps separating couples deal with the many issues that arise following the breakdown of a relationship, both in relation to divorce/civil partnership dissolution and children.

Phillip practises exclusively in family law with a particular emphasis on complex financial cases, often with multi-jurisdictional elements (international) and those involving business interests, trusts and pensions. He has extensive experience in cases involving children disputes and also advises unmarried couples in relation to cohabitation issues and prenuptial agreements.

Phillip is a committee member of Resolution, whose 6,500 members comprise family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members adhere to a code of practice which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family disputes. Members also encourage solutions which consider the needs of the whole family and, in particular, the best interests of children.

He also sits as treasurer to the committee of Resolution (Manchester).

Phillip comments on family law issues in both national and local media.  He has been quoted in The Telegraph and has been interviewed on Radio 5 Live. He frequently writes for legal and non-legal publications on family law issues, including online support tools for other family lawyers for whom he also delivers lectures.

Outside work, Phillip’s spare time is spent with his wife and two young children.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms


What my client says about me

No one wants to get divorced, but if you have to then I would heartily recommend Phillip Rhodes.  He is excellent at his job and is kind, considerate and empathetic.  He is able to explain complex legalities in simple English and is always available to deal with queries and problems in a calm and efficient manner.  I felt supported and safe in his hands.


We’re committed to transparency over our fees – you can view them here. For residential conveyancing, you can get an instant quote here.