Chambers UK 2024 ranks Philip in Band 2 for Family/Matrimonial Finance: Ultra High Net Worth, testimonial says “Philip has seen and done it all. He remains utterly sharp and focused on each case which comes across his desk.”
The Legal 500 UK 2024 ranks Philip as a Leading Individual and describes him as “a wonderful lawyer; possessed with enormous wisdom, he has a fantastic instinct and knows exactly what is needed in order to get the best possible outcome for the client”.
Chambers UK recommends Philip a leading family lawyer. “A highly astute, commercially minded solicitor who never misses a point,” say sources, who add: “he’s a very good choice for the high net worth client with a business background.” “Universally respected for his intelligent and measured approach to family law, he has a keen eye for what really matters in a case,” reports one interviewee. Philip is noted for his expertise in both matrimonial finance and private children law matters, as well as his handling of pre and post nuptial and cohabitation agreements. He focuses on financial remedy work and frequently acts on matters involving cross-border complications. According to impressed interviewees, Philip is “very knowledgeable” and “thoroughly level-headed”. “The ‘excellent’ Philip McGuirk really fights his client’s corner and is pleasant to deal with.”
Chambers HNW writes that Philip “deals with sophisticated high net worth cases in the family practice.” Testimonials include “McGuirk is a tenacious negotiator who displays great tactical awareness” and “Philip has seen and done it all. He remains utterly sharp and focused on each case which comes across his desk.” With rankings over many years in the law directory, comments include that Philip is “tremendously clever…he is a good lawyer and a good person…he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law”. An interviewee comments that, “I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for a complicated, big-money case. “Sources say he is “calm and measured” and has a “fantastic eye for detail,” as well as being someone who “creatively resolves disputes.” He is hailed as an “extraordinarily good lawyer” by market insiders, who describe him as “very thorough, very meticulous and very conscientious.” Other sources note: “He’s sensible and level-headed, he looks after his clients and he is a congenial person to deal with.” “He is vastly experienced and extremely conscientious,” while another legal professional remarks: “McGuirk is an absolute class act. He is a really intelligent guy and very impressive.”
The Legal 500 UK ranks Philip as a leading lawyer and writes that “Philip McGuirk is a giant of London family law, he is so very clever and authoritative and inspires huge confidence in all his clients.” “Phenomenally knowledgeable” Philip McGuirk is “highly effective and achieves good results for his clients without drama or blood on the carpet”. He is “hugely able and experienced” and a “bright and engaging lawyer who knows the law inside out.”
Philip is listed in the Spear’s 500 2023 and Spear’s Family Index 2022 as a “Top Recommended Family Lawyer” and ranked “outstanding in field” with a focus on high-value remedies and is noted as having a “superb reputation, particularly for pre- and post-nups.”