Harriet Miller > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Private Funds


Harriet advises clients on all aspects of work relating to private funds, predominately focusing on fundraising for which she represents both fund managers and investors.

Harriet’s focus relates to all aspects of private funds. This includes the structuring and fundraising of a variety of different products from traditional blind pool investment vehicles to managed accounts and co-investment vehicles domiciled in a diverse number of jurisdictions, assisting institutional investors review and negotiate fund investments, advising on team incentive arrangements and all wider elements relating to operating a private funds business.

She spent six months in the US on secondment with a leading US law firm. During her secondment, she assisted various institutional investors, including State pension plans, on investments in private funds and spoke at angel investing and VC events on key legal considerations for start-up businesses. Harriet has also spent three months on secondment at both Old Mutual Global Investors and Skandia Investment Group.


Trained Macfarlanes 2010; qualified 2012; partner 2022

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

Macfarlanes LLP wins praise from clients for its ‘technically extremely able and highly commercial’ approach to fund formation, with the team’s ability to provide tax and regulatory advice particularly valued by fund managers. The practice is noted for its strength in credit and special situation funds, where it is engaged on billion-pound fundraisings, and is also regularly engaged by growth and impact fund managers. Practice head Stephen Robinson offers ‘an excellent, client driven service’ alongside Harriet Miller, while Sam Brooks specialises in credit funds and is ‘knowledgeable and incredibly easy to work with’. Christopher Good and Alex Amos are also key partners in the team; Good focuses on PE funds, while Amos’ work predominantly involves credit and real estate.