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Congratulations to our newly qualified solicitors Hira Rauf and Sara Nicolaou!

Miles & Partners is delighted to announce that on 1 September 2022 two of our trainees, Hira Rauf and Sara Nicolaou, qualified as solicitors, passing their final exams with flying colours.

Over the course of their rigorous training contracts with Miles & Partners in London, they have gained a wide range of experience working in the housing law, mental health and capacity law, and family law teams.

Hira has been a valued member of the team since 2016, first joining as a legal assistant in the family law team. She began her training contract in 2020, working on public and private family law cases. Prior to joining the firm, Hira worked as a caseworker within the immigration and crime departments of various law firms.

Click here to read Hira’s profile.

Sara first joined the team in 2019 after gaining experience working in the law as a paralegal for a magic circle firm. She also spent time volunteering at Advocate and teaching English to corporate professionals in Spain.

Click here to read Sara’s profile.

Now they have qualified, Hira and Sara will be assisting clients and applying their skills and knowledge in the mental capacity law and the family law teams.

‘Congratulations to Hira and Sara – the route to becoming a solicitor is challenging and it is a momentous achievement,’ says managing partner Kate Hammond, ‘We are proud of their hard work over the past few years and look forward to working with them throughout the next stage of their career.’

Miles & Partners Solicitors has always been passionate about contributing towards the development of the next generation of legal professionals. Our solicitor training contracts in the heart of the City of London attract applications from exceptional graduates across the country. We offer trainee solicitors the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as well as providing expert guidance and mentoring in practising law.

The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.

Hira Rauf, trainee solicitor at Miles & Partners

Hira Rauf



English, Hindi, Urdu
Sara Nicolaou


English, Spanish