Philip Wilkins joined Hudgell & Partners in 1988 having qualified as a solicitor in 1983. He became a partner of the firm in 1995. He has for some years specialized in law relating to Children, with particular emphasis on Public law proceedings. His work involves dealing with cases associated with social services, adoption, contact and residential disputes. He has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 1988 and is also accredited as a specialist Family lawyer by Resolution, a national organisation of Family Law is committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and family matters. His interests outside work include Charlton Athletic, Bridge and walking.