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.”

Find out more about who you’ll be working with here:

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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Margaret Kelly, MCIArb

Consultant

Margaret@kmjsolicitors.com

Margaret is a skilled talented and experienced family solicitor and practitioner, qualifying in the UK in 1982, and in Australia in1985

She specialises in all aspects of family law from complex financial and children matters to those that are more straightforward. She acts for clients both at the beginning (prenuptial pre civil partnership agreements) and end of relationships.

Her clients range from housewives to high profile individuals. Cases will often involve overseas assets and trusts. Using all her skills she will strive to obtain the best outcome for her

She has always had an interest in non court based methods of resolving problems and trained as mediator in 1995, she added to this skill set when she later trained in the hybrid model.

She is collaboratively trained and was one of the first to train in family arbitration and is qualified to undertake both financial and children arbitrations. She sits as a judge in London and is able to draw from the knowledge and skills acquired in that role when working on cases.

Margaret is regularly recognised b The Legal 500, below is a quote from 2019 edition

“What Makes Margaret Kelly stand out is the following: her knowledge of the law , her deep commitment to the psychological wellbeing of her client; her capacity to remain in touch with her innate empathetic and compassionate stance towards her clients whilst delivering realistic and objective advice”

She sits as a Deputy District Judge in London and speaks at Family Law conferences both in the UK and internationally as well as training other family law practitioners.

Margaret is a contributing author to the Resolution Family Disputes Hand Book.

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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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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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 the FT Adviser, Financial Times , Family Law Journal, Lexis Nexis and American Bar Association publications, amongst others.

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Rachel Roberts

Associate Solicitor

Rachel@kmjsolicitors.com

Rachel joined KMJ in 2019. Rachel advises on all aspects of family law. She specialises in matters
concerning the financial consequences of relationships, both on the preparation of nuptial and
cohabitation agreements, and on relationship breakdown with cases involving complex asset structures
and jurisdiction disputes. She also has significant experience with cases regarding the care of children
including arrangements for contact and matters concerning international child abduction.

Rachel studied the Bar Professional Training Course in Nottingham, where she achieved 96% on her
family law assessment, and she was called to the Bar in 2012. She then worked in the financial sector at
a high street bank and subsequently at a private bank before she completed her training contract, whilst
studying the Legal Practice Course, and qualified as a family law solicitor in 2017.

Rachel is a member of Resolution. Rachel regularly writes articles on matters regarding family law.

Charlotte Finley

Associate Solicitor

charlotte@kmjsolicitors.com

Charlotte Finley joined KMJ in October 2019 after completing her training contract at another London law firm with a leading family department. She has a particular interest in financial disputes, and has nearly 3 years experience across a range of high-value trust and financial litigation. Charlotte communicates well with clients and has been involved in cases involving large family trusts and complex asset holdings.

Danielle Ashton

Paralegal

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.