About Ketley Miller Joels
Family Law Solicitors

About Ketley Miller Joels
Family Law Solicitors

Ketley Miller Joels is a dedicated niche practice, where all solicitors have the same high level of expertise, specialising in areas such as divorce, finances and child law. Clayton Miller set up this firm with Mary Ketley and Jessica Joels in 2010 having worked together and known each other for over 15 years. The likes of Darren Hark, Philip Cooper, Sohini Sanghvi and Che Meakins have joined the team in recent years to establish KMJ as one of the country’s leaders in its industry.

Our expert team will use their skills and knowledge to deal with your matter personally, or as a team when required, from start to finish. The firm ranked in the Legal 500 and is quoted as “an excellent all-around family law firm that provides a high-quality service.”

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Clayton Miller

Managing Partner

clayton@kmjsolicitors.com

Clayton deals with all aspects of family law, specialising in all family matters, offshore trusts, company structures (private and public), international law, prenuptial agreements, high net worth cases and cohabitation law. Clayton also deals with Inheritance Act claims. Clayton spent five 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 Solicitors. 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

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Philip Cooper

Partner

philip@kmjsolicitors.com

Philip joined KMJ Solicitors in February 2012 after several years working at a leading North London firm and was made up to become a Non-Member 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, offshore funds and family trusts, and many other aspects of family law. Philip is also experienced in aspects of child law such as 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” and “works tirelessly for his clients” – Legal 500

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Sohinni Sanghvi

Associate Solicitor

sohinni@kmjsolicitors.com

Sohinni trained exclusively in family law, qualifying into a niche family practice specialising in divorce, financial remedy and child law. She joined KMJ Solicitors in April 2017 and her experience has covered civil partnership dissolution, financial claims upon the breakdown of relationships between unmarried couples, property disputes and cases regarding maintenance for children.

Sohinni has a particular interest in cases involving complex financial remedy applications and cases involving high-value assets, and has also advised on private child law cases involving contact disputes, parental responsibility, relocation and those involving complex abuse allegations, including those with an international law element. Sohinni has a passion for family law and appreciates the doctrine of confidentiality, particularly in high-profile cases.

Sohinni previously assisted in the leading Court of Appeal case, (Re B (A Child) (Habitual Residence) (Inherent Jurisdiction) [2015] EWCA Civ 886) which went up to the Supreme Court (In the matter of B (A child) [2016] UKSC 4) early in 2017. Sohinni has written a number of articles which have been published online and in the Family Law Journal and regularly writes a commentary on significant cases and developments in family law.
She is a member of Resolution and her practice is based on a collaborative approach where possible and a litigious one where necessary. Her clients value her sympathetic yet robust approach under challenging circumstances, her clear advice and a focus on cost-effectively achieving their long-term objectives.

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Darren Hark

Associate Solicitor

darren@kmjsolicitors.com

Darren joined KMJ Solicitors in May 2017 after several years working at a highly regarded national firm, where he practised in all aspects of private family law. Darren advises on all aspects of family finance, including cases involving complex and high-value assets and income streams, often with an international element.

Darren also advises in relation to private child law including, arrangements and financial provision for children. He has experience dealing with high-profile clients and has assisted on high-profile cases, including the leading reported Supreme Court cases of Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60 and Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61. Darren has contributed articles to Family Law which have been published online. Darren is also a member of Resolution.

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Che Meakins

Associate Solicitor

che@kmjsolicitors.com

After four years working at a top-tier, award-winning family law firm in Hertfordshire, Che joined KMJ in January 2018. Prior to this, Che trained and qualified at a high-profile commercial and media firm based in London’s West-End.

Che has wide-ranging experience in dealing with the financial issues surrounding divorce, separating couples and unmarried parents. Che is fluent in French and advises regularly on matters involving an international element. His practice also covers areas such as arrangements for children, applications for Parental Responsibility and urgent injunctions to prevent violence and harassment.

With a conscientious and cost-effective approach, Che builds strong working relationships and is focused on providing excellent client care. He will promote alternative dispute resolution in the right circumstances and as a member of Resolution, Che takes a considered and pragmatic approach on all his matters.

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Elizabeth Simos

Associate Solicitor

elizabeth@kmjsolicitors.com

Elizabeth has practiced family law exclusively since qualification and received the Award of ‘Young Solicitor of the Year’ at the Family Law Awards 2018.

She joined KMJ in 2018, having previously trained and practiced as a family solicitor in London. She advises on all aspects of family law and specialises in divorce, complex family finances involving commercial assets and international elements, disputes over arrangements for children, cohabitation disputes and urgent injunctive applications. She regularly receives instructions on nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Elizabeth has acted for a number of high profile clients.

Elizabeth is the recipient of the Clive Schmitthoff International Award (United States) for legal writing and the Vis Moot Honourable Mention for Individual Advocacy (Vienna, Austria). She holds a Masters degree (LLM) in International Commercial Law and has held the position of President, Trustee, and Chair of the Board of Trustees of a charity. She is fluent in Greek and is a member of Resolution. Elizabeth’s articles have featured in American Bar Association publications and the V Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration.

 

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Mary Ketley

Consultant

mary@kmjsolicitors.com

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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Danielle Ashton

Personal Assistant

danielle@kmjsolicitors.com

Danielle joined KMJ in July 2014. She has over 17 years of experience working in the legal sector. She has previously worked in property law in conveyancing before changing to family law 10 years ago. Since being at the firm she has undertaken paralegal training and is continuing her studies at CILEx Law School.

Family law personal assistant Vicky Gunner

Vicky Gunner

Personal Assistant

vicky@kmjsolicitors.com

Vicky is a Legal PA to the firm’s solicitors and has been with KMJ since April 2012. She is integral to the team and for the efficient running of the firm. She is responsible for assisting with compliance, GDPS, Lexcel and SRA regulations.

Anna Apostolou

Paralegal

0207 436 6767

Anna joined KMJ in September 2016. She is a highly experienced legal PA with over 20 years’ experience in the city. She has a client-facing role within the firm and supports solicitors in the smooth progression of cases.