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Family - ranked: tier 3

Ketley Miller Joels Ltd

Ketley Miller Joels Ltd is a niche high-net-worth family law practice in Central London that advises on complex financial cases. These cases involve multiple jurisdictions, complicated structures and valuations as well as issues surrounding acquired/inherited wealth. The team also boasts considerable experience in Children Act and TOLATA applications as well as declarations of marital status. Clayton Miller is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional matters and has a particular focus on cases involving trusts. Alongside his high-value matrimonial finance work, Philip Cooper continues to successfully represent clients in Schedule 1 Children Act cases and has obtained substantial orders for the financial provision of the children.

Practice head(s):Clayton Miller; Philip Cooper

Other key lawyers:Sohinni Sanghvi; Darren Hark; Che Meakins; Elizabeth Simos


'It has an ever growing presence in family law. Efficient and well prepared with an excellent approach to litigation'.

'A small but perfectly formed team of expert family law solicitors based in the West End dealing with high-net-wealth clients'.

'Clayton Miller gives his all to the case. An enthusiastic and diligent lawyer with a grasp on reality and a great bedside manner'.

'Philip Cooper is robust but always engaged with the client. He is a safe pair of hands with a wonderful capacity to advise the client through difficult times and maintain their trust'.

'Clayton Miller and Philip Cooper lead the team by example. They are amazing with their clients and deal with their cases with a level of empathy and professionalism that few others can match'.

'KMJ is a small team but provides a high-quality service at a very reasonable price. Clayton Miller is a calm and wise litigator who always keeps his eye on the important points and the ultimate goal for the client'.

'The partners are supported by Darren Hark, Che Meakins, Sohinni Sanghvi and Elizabeth Simos, all of whom are years ahead of what their PQE would suggest and follow the example set by the 2 partners with aplomb. A truly wonderful team!!'.

'It is a talented, niche family law team in the West End that delivers great outcomes for clients in a cost-efficient and pragmatic manner'.

'Philip Cooper is a talented, energetic and committed lawyer. He has a great command of the intricacies of his cases, is commercially savvy and is first to spot the most pragmatic solutions'.

'Sohinni Sanghvi is a driven and focused young lawyer whose work ethic and attention to detail is outstanding. Darren Hark is a solicitor who punches well above his weight. Dynamic, unflappable and resourceful he is already a force to be reckoned with'. 

Work highlights

  • Acting for a client who has been joined in proceedings between H and W and their three children with multiple properties in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Acted for F in fully contested leave to remove proceedings to Ireland.
  • Successfully acted for M in leave to remove to Portugal proceedings and financial remedy proceedings arguing that a pre-nuptial agreement should be upheld in its entirety.
  • Acted for a high-profile marketing executive in contested financial remedy proceedings.
  • Acting for H in contested Children Act proceedings.
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Clayton Miller - Ketley Miller Joels Ltd

Philip Cooper - Ketley Miller Joels Ltd

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