Ms Harriet Wait > Miles Preston > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Miles Preston

Work Department

Family Law




Harriet has been a specialist family lawyer since qualifying in 1993. At the start of her career, she worked with Peter George at Charles Russell and then moved as a partner to Payne Hicks Beach in 2004. She joined Miles Preston in October 2013.

She is experienced in all areas of family law with a particular focus on pre- and post- nuptial agreements, complex international divorce and separations and disputes over children. She has also had experience of Sharia law, nullity proceedings and Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 (unmarried parents) proceedings.

Harriet is also a trained mediator with Resolution and her aim is to serve her clients in the best and most cost-effective way. She is known to be fair but firm and her constructive approach usually pays considerable dividends in a negotiated outcome. However she can be tough when required and will take all appropriate steps to try to ensure her clients’ needs are met.

Harriet believes that family law goes beyond a strict 9 to 5 approach. She is contactable outside these hours. She is known for her direct approach and sense of humour. She understands that sometimes clients are faced with an extremely difficult and distressing situation and she is there to help.

She is well known and highly regarded in the profession.