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Mary and Clayton have worked together and known each other for over 15 years. Kerrie joined the firm in 2011, Philip in 2012, and Laura in 2015. Ketley Miller Joels is a niche practice where all solicitors have the same high level of expertise, deal with your matter personally, or where required as a team, from start to finish.The firm is ranked in Legal 500 and is quoted as “an excellent all-round family law firm that provides a high-quality service”

 

 

CLAYTON MILLER — Member Partner

Clayton deals with all aspects of family law specialising in all family matters, offshores trusts, company structures (private and public), pre-nuptial agreements, high net worth cases and cohabitation law. Clayton also deals with Inheritance Act claims. Clayton spent 5 years working in family law with a firm in Australia before moving to the UK in 1999. From that time he worked for a niche family law firm in North London with Mary Ketley for a few years before moving to a West End firm in 2010 when they decided to set up KMJ. Clayton is dual qualified in both Australia and the UK and is a member of the Dual- qualified Family Lawyers, International Bar Association, Anglo-Australian Family Lawyers Group and the Family Law Council of Australia.

“Miller is noted for his ability to assimilate and master the details of complex financial cases and keep on top of them.” Legal 500

PHILIP COOPER — Non-Member Partner

Philip joined KMJ in February 2012 after several years working at a leading North London firm and was made up to Partner two years later. He qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and is a member of Resolution. Philip specialises in divorce matters including high-net-worth financial settlements often involving multi-jurisdictional issues and is increasingly advising clients on nuptial agreements. Many of his cases involve complex financial arrangements with substantial assets, family companies, off-shore funds and family trusts. Philip is also experienced in dealing with arrangements for children following separation, including financial provision for children of unmarried parents and also child abduction. Philip has also lectured other lawyers on nuptial agreements.

‘Philip is “immensely able”. Legal 500.’ Former client

KERRIE HALL — Chartered Legal Executive

Kerrie deals with all aspects of family law and has specialised throughout her career. Kerrie deals with a wide range of issues including divorce, civil partnerships, financial settlements, cohabitation and Trusts of Land Act, pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements, children matters including residence, contact and removal from the jurisdiction. Kerrie previously worked with Mary and Clayton in a niche family firm in North London before moving to a firm in Loughton. She qualified as a Legal Executive in 2002 and thereafter headed the family department in a firm in Hertfordshire. Kerrie is a member of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association).

“I received professional support throughout the divorce process. Kerrie went the extra mile to make it easy and trouble-free for me as possible. Thank you.” Former client

LAURA BROWN — Associate Solicitor

Laura joined KMJ in October 2015 after working for nearly 9 years in a leading West End firm.Laura specialises in all aspects of family law and has experience of divorce, financial relief including substantial asset and international cases involving offshore trusts, emergency applications, commercial/company tax issues, children matters, including leave to remove and Schedule 1, cohabitation and property matters and pre and post-nuptial agreements involving multiple jurisdictions and instruction of foreign lawyers. She provides clear commercial advice on both a legal and practical basis. She has authored articles published in New Law Journal, Private Client Business, Butterworths Law Leader, Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal. Laura was instructed in the leading reported cases of Whaley v Whaley [2011] EWCA Civ 617 and Thiry v Thiry [2014] EWHC 4046 (Fam). She is a qualified collaborative lawyer and a member of the London Family Solutions Collaborative Pod. Laura has won awards and recognition with City Wealth leaders list, Chambers UK, Legal 500 and Power Women. Laura is a member of Resolution.

Sources note that “she is very approachable and personable, and would get on with all sorts of clients”. Chambers UK 2015

DANIELLE ASHTON — Personal Assistant

Danielle is the Personal Assistant to Clayton Miller and Philip Cooper. Danielle joined KMJ in July 2014 and is currently undertaking her paralegal training.

VICKY GUNNER — Personal Assistant

Vicky is Personal Assistant to Mary Ketley, Kerrie Hall and Laura Brown. Vicky has been with the firm since April 2012 and is integral to the efficient running of the office.

MARY KETLEY — Consultant

Mary deals with all aspects of family law including cohabitation, divorce, financial settlements, injunctions and occupation orders, disputes involving children and child abduction as well as dealing with civil partnership issues. Mary is involved in running workshops and presenting seminars to professional organisations and charities on various aspects of family law. Mary taught and lectured before being admitted as a solicitor in 1993. She has specialised in family law throughout her career. She is a member of Resolution formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association.

“Ketley is a brilliant team player whom clients trust implicitly.” Legal 500

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