About Ketley Miller Joels
Family Law Solicitors

About Ketley Miller Joels
Family Law Solicitors

Ketley Miller Joels is a dedicated niche practice and one of the top family law firms in London. Our team members are not only among the top divorce lawyers in the UK, but they also specialise in all areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, 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. Kerrie Hall, Philip Cooper, Sohini Sanghvi, Darren Hark and Che Meakins have since joined the team 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 is 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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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 in 1985.

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 clients.

She has always had an interest in non-court based methods of resolving problems and trained as a 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 Deputy District 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 in 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 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 Handbook.

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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Family law solicitor Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Office Manager

laura@kmjsolicitors.com

Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2003. She joined KMJ in October 2015 after working for nearly 9 years in a leading West End firm.

After a brief career break, Laura has returned to KMJ as Office Manager to ensure the efficient running of the firm so that it stays ahead of client’s needs as they grow and evolve. She has responsibility for developing and implementing internal office procedures and manuals in accordance with guidelines, compliance, Lexcel and SRA regulations, HR matters and liaising between Accounts and the solicitors and clients. Laura applies her legal knowledge and expertise gained over the last 17 years to ensure these objectives are met and clients are well served by the firm both legally and operationally.

Before becoming Office Manager, Laura specialised in all aspects of family law, authored articles published in New Law Journal, Private Client Business, Butterworths Law Leader, Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal and won awards and recognition with City Wealth leaders list, Chambers UK, Legal 500 and Power Women.

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.

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Ahsan Mian

Associate Solicitor

ahsan@kmjsolicitors.com

Ahsan joined Ketley Miller Joels in May 2020.

He qualified as a solicitor in 2016 at a city firm with a highly regarded family law department and subsequently practised at a leading family law firm. He formerly worked as a TV producer and made documentaries for broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Ahsan specialises in legal issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship. His work covers all aspects of private family law, including divorce, related financial proceedings and private law children matters such as contact, domestic, child and drug abuse, international relocation and financial arrangements.

Ahsan is experienced in dealing with high net worth clients and in cases involving high-value properties and investments, business interests, share schemes, inherited wealth, trusts and jurisdiction issues. He has worked closely with forensic accountants, tax experts and property valuers to identify and value assets, as well as other lawyers specialising in foreign, commercial, criminal and privacy law. Many of his cases have been heard at the High Court by the country’s foremost family Judges because of their value and complexity.

Ahsan has also worked on pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements where assets are located throughout the world.

Although many of Ahsan’s clients have been high net worth, he regularly acts for men and women from all walks of life and enjoys doing so.

Ahsan is focused on achieving the best outcome for all his clients. He takes time to understand each client’s objectives and tailors his case approach to fit them. Ahsan believes matters should be settled amicably where possible but is adept at fighting for his client’s rights when he needs to.

Ahsan is a member of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

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Sarah Basso

Associate Solicitor

sarah@kmjsolicitors.com

Sarah advises clients on a broad range of family law matters including financial disputes, the negotiating and drafting of prenuptial agreements, child arrangements and international relocation. Sarah has extensive experience in assisting with and advising on complex financial disputes, including those with an international element. Sarah brings her knowledge and experience gained through working in private company and tax team in Australia to financial matters with company and corporate aspects. She works closely with corporate and tax experts to provide carefully structured and workable financial outcomes for clients.

Sarah prides herself on giving her clients clear and concise advice. She is experienced in assisting clients to reach negotiated outcomes both in financial matters and child arrangements and strives to reach agreements without the need for proceedings wherever possible. However, Sarah is also experienced in expertly guiding clients through the complexities of court proceedings.

Sarah joined KMJ in January 2020. She is a dual-qualified family lawyer. Sarah first qualified as a lawyer in Australia as part of a top tier family law team, prior to relocating to England in April 2018. In May 2020, Sarah qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

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.