Philippa Dolan is a Family Partner based in the London office of the law firm, Collyer Bristow LLP.
Philippa has enormous amounts of UK family law experience and is also an advanced member of the Law Society's family law panel, a civil and family mediator, collaborative lawyer and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in recognition of the international element of her practice.
Philippa is writing a book about the institutionalised sexism still to be found in the UK Family Courts. In essence, she says, although the legislation is gender neutral, the way in which it is still interpreted by the Courts - even in 2014 - is to assume that women should be the primary carers of children and that men should provide for them financially, often for life. This has created an unfair landscape that can damage children, and also undermines the roles of both men and women in the family.