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Ketley Miller Joels Ltd

Private client > Family Tier 4

Ketley Miller Joels Ltd is a boutique practice that is ‘handling complicated cases well’ with Clayton Miller  at the helm. The experienced team works with wealthy clients on all areas of family law. It has particular experience in complex financial cases involving multiple jurisdictions, complicated financial structures and valuations, pre-acquired/inherited assets and post separation accrual. The group is also skilled at handling a variety of children cases such as child relocation and abduction.

Practice head(s):

Clayton Miller

Other key lawyers:

Margaret Kelly-Edwards; Rachel Roberts; Ahsan Mian; Laura Brown


‘Boutique firm that delivers bespoke creative solutions for a wide range of clients. A versatile and nimble approach to cases allows the firm to come up with great outcomes for their clients. Clayton Miller is an experienced, compassionate yet resolute individual with great client care skills. He achieves excellent outcomes for clients. Rachel Roberts is an accomplished associate: rigorous in her approach, extraordinarily hardworking with a laser focus on the case’.

‘KMJ is a first class boutique firm providing value for money in a competitive market. The firm has a very strong presence in the market. It is a full service family firm providing excellent representation in all aspects of relationship breakdown’.

‘Clayton Miller is an old hand in the family law world. He exudes confidence. His clients love him for his steady approach and super friendly manner. Margaret Kelly-Edwards is a an excellent solicitor who understands the dynamics of family breakdown and really helps guide her clients through the terrible stresses and pitfalls of divorce. At her side, is Ahsan Mian, a fantastic associate, always willing to go the extra mile for his clients or demanding barristers! He is very calm under fire and a real asset for KMJ’.

‘Niche family law firm with experienced and dedicated staff. Clayton Miller is a very good partner who is able to work with a variety of clients. Rachel Roberts is conscientious and very good with clients’.

‘A team specialising in complex big money divorce cases that is able to compete with bigger firms. Clayton Miller stands out for his commercial acumen. Always willing to go the extra mile for clients’.

‘This is a small but perfectly formed Team. Clients love the personal and bespoke service and the Mayfair location. You get much more for your money compared to a big firm’.

‘Clayton Miller is the stand out partner. He is astute, very personable and I refer a lot of work to him such as pre nups and conflict work. He is a pleasure to work with on the other side’.

‘KMJ has a small, well-honed team, with real expertise in family law, and yet offering competitive prices’.

Ketley Miller Joels Ltd is a leading specialist family law firm based in Central London. The firm acts for high-net-worth clients and is particularly well known for handling complex financial cases involving multiple jurisdictions, as well as complex private children matters.

The firm: Set up in 2010 by Mary Ketley, Clayton Miller and Jessica Joels, the firm has grown over the years under the dynamic leadership of Clayton Miller, to establish a well-earned reputation as an excellent, dedicated, niche, family law practice. The firm’s expert team of solicitors are all members of Resolution and are committed to resolving cases in a constructive and cost-effective way. The firm’s dispute resolution offering is a key area of recent growth with two qualified mediators recently joining the team.

The team are also experienced in litigation and have been involved in numerous reported cases. These include successfully acting for the applicant in the leading authority on cases concerning Schedule 1 of the Children Act, Re P [2004] EWHC 3180 (Fam). Other cases of note include B v B [2003] 2 FLR 285, P v P [2004] EWHC 3180 (Fam), Hudson v Leigh [2009] EWHC 1306 (Fam), Re H (A Child) [2010] EWCA, Hussein v Ahmad & Others [2014] EWHC 721 (Fam), Whaley v Whaley [2011] EWCA Civ 617 and Thiry v Thiry [2014] EWHC 4046 (Fam).

Ketley Miller Joels’ work covers the full spectrum of private family law, from complex nuptial agreements through to matters relating to divorce, financial remedy, children disputes, TOLATA applications, Schedule 1 and the less usual declaration of marital status and nullity cases. Ketley Miller Joels also regularly represents clients in international relocation and child abduction matters.

Ketley Miller Joels is able to deal with sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and as such is regularly referred high-profile matters where it is very important to keep matters out of the public domain. It prides itself on strong connections with clients going beyond a single case. The clients are longstanding and often refer business on a recurring basis. All cases are partner-supervised, a key requirement for a client base that is predominantly high-net-worth.

Types of work undertaken
Divorce and financial remedies:
Ketley Miller Joels deals with divorce and complex financial remedies often involving multiple jurisdictions, complicated financial structures, valuations, pensions, off-shore companies, trusts, business assets, pre-acquired/inherited assets , post separation accrual, variation of maintenance orders and enforceability of foreign orders. It has the expertise to deal with emergency applications in freezing assets or securing interim financial provision where necessary.

Pre and post nuptial agreements: The subject of many recent high-profile cases, these agreements are becoming increasingly attractive when considering asset protection. Ketley Miller Joels advises on and drafts these agreements.

Children: Ketley Miller Joels deals sensitively with all issues relating to children, including arrangements for children on separation, whether as part of a divorce settlement or for unmarried couples, and related disputes. The firm has extensive experience in dealing with emergency applications in relation to children including abduction and orders protecting children.

Cohabitation: Ketley Miller Joels can advise on all areas relating to cohabitation, including agreements which can be entered into before and after cohabitation and which provide contractual certainty regarding property and financial matters. There have been recent changes in the law in this area and the firm ensures clients are advised on how best to protect their financial interests. Where there is a dispute as to property, the firm advises clients on the best way forward. As above, the firm is also well able to advise on any disputes involving children, whether arrangements or financial matters.

Civil partnerships: Ketley Miller Joels advises on and prepares civil partnership agreements dealing with all financial matters including pensions, offshore trusts and company structures. It is also able to advise clients on options concerning the dissolution of civil partnerships.

Mediation and arbitration: The firm has qualified mediators as well as an arbitrator that can assist in the alternative dispute resolution of matters without the need for expensive legal proceedings.

Managing partner Clayton Millerclayton@kmjsolicitors.com02074366767
Sarah Basso photo Sarah BassoAssociate solicitor
Laura Brown photo Laura BrownPartner
Margaret Kelly-Edwards photo Margaret Kelly-EdwardsConsultant solicitor
Mary Ketley photo Mary KetleyMary deals with all aspects of family law including cohabitation, divorce, financial…
Ahsan Mian photo Ahsan MianAssociate solicitor
Clayton Miller photo Clayton MillerClayton is the founding and senior partner at Ketley Miller Joels Ltd.…
Rachel Roberts photo Rachel RobertsAssociate solicitor
Sohinni Sanghvi photo Sohinni SanghviAssociate solicitor
Elizabeth Simos photo Elizabeth SimosAssociate solicitor
Number of UK partners : 2
Number of other UK fee-earners : 7