We are aware that it may be difficult for you to contact us if you are in the home with your abuser. Outside of office hours you can leave a voice message or text on 07940 731095 or contact us at directors@philcoxgray.co.uk and we will make arrangements to communicate with you at a time and in a way which is safe for you. We have decades of experience in this area of law and are here to help. Contact Us



Philcox Gray has been providing high-quality  advice, representation and other legal services to the people of South London since 1894. Based in Southwark and Lambeth, and committed to serving our local community, we have a London-wide and national reputation in our specialist fields.

Our team is committed to helping, supporting and advising our clients, some of whom are vulnerable or in difficult circumstances. We have specialists in Child Law and Family Law and advocates with higher rights of audience in all courts. Our trained mediators can help with family dispute resolution.

Every client has a unique set of problems. We will always listen, identify how we can help, and provide appropriate advice and, when necessary, representation.

We are known for our commitment to Legal Aid and helping those in need. For clients who do not qualify for Legal Aid, we offer fixed fees and conditional fee agreements. Please see our specialist service pages for details of fees, or contact us if you have any questions.

We can also be found at our Brixton office


We advise and represent, both under Legal Aid and on a private basis, in the following areas:

Child Law  and Family Law, including care proceedings, divorce, domestic violence, contact, child abduction, residence disputes and financial matters;

We also provide mediation services for families.


Once again the hard work of our Family Department has been recognised by being listed in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500.

The Family Department receives plaudits for being ‘consistently reliable and responsive, with notable dedication to their cases and clients’. The firm has five Children Panel members. As a result, it has a particular specialism in care proceedings and frequently handles complex cross-border disputes involving abduction and relocation, as well as other issues such as the deprivation of liberty of minors.

‘A strong public law team complemented with skilled private law representation, particularly in relation to international matters relating to abduction and wardship. They have a case load of High Court work that belies their modest address.’

‘Of particular note are Lucy Verity for her work in wardship and international matters, and Giuseppe Di Sica for his hard work and astuteness in handing complex and difficult cases and clients.’

‘Beverley King has an intuitive, instinctive feel for her cases and is able to represent children very effectively and sensitively’