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London: Private client

Court of protection
Court of protection - ranked: tier 2

Miles & Partners LLP

Miles & Partners LLP  has an ‘approachable, very dedicated and experienced team’ under the leadership of Rachel Turner  and Floyd Porter . The ‘unbelievably thorough’ Turner is a ‘very safe pair of hands which she combines with a first-rate knowledge of the law and practice in this area’. Porter is a ‘determined fighter for his clients’ rights whether he is acting for the vulnerable individual or the family members. He is unafraid of difficult legal challenges’. The ‘extremely personableAndrew Bowmer who joined from Steel & Shamash  ‘works hard for clients and has real expertise both in COP work and in community care’. The team’s focus is on mental capacity and mental health law. It is frequently involved in cases that involve issues surrounding the capacity and the best interests of vulnerable adults who cannot take important decisions themselves. It is skilled at challenging detentions in hospital under the Mental Health Act and in challenging unlawful detentions by bringing High Court actions for judicial review.

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Family - ranked: tier 3

Miles & Partners LLP

Miles & Partners LLP is a ‘strong firm that is doing good quality work with professionalism and sensitivity’. Members of the ‘impressive team’ include Michelle Uppal  who ‘provides an effective, solution-focused and ethical service to clients’. Amanda Dench specialises in international children matters and 'is good at finding solutions’. The ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable’ Kate Hammond  and David Jockelson  are ‘heroes in the public law children sphere’. Solicitor Stephen Talbot  who focuses on finance cases and children matters is ‘very bright and technically able’.

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

Miles & Partners LLP

Miles & Partners LLP  has the ‘very thorough and very approachableMichelle Uppal . Uppal is a ‘very experienced mediator with a very intuitive understanding of family dynamics’.

Leading individuals

Michelle Uppal - Miles & Partners LLP

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