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Glowing testimonials for the Miles & Partners team in 2021 Legal 500

The much anticipated 2021 Legal 500 rankings for UK Solicitors have launched, and everyone at Miles & Partners is delighted that our team has earned its place among other top-ranking law firms in London.

The firm is ranked for three of our core practice areas all achieving tier 2. A number of team members have been recognised for their exceptional hard work and dedication to clients, including many up-and-coming solicitors.

Family law

The family law team is thrilled that the department has risen in the rankings, moving from tier 3 to tier 2. It has been described by the Legal 500 as a ‘dynamic, knowledgeable and practical’ team of specialists ‘that goes that extra mile for its clients’.

Partners within the team who have been mentioned include:

Amanda Dench, praised as ‘exceptionally pragmatic, wise, hardworking and empathetic. Amanda safely steers cases (and clients) towards the best outcomes and is able to offer advice beyond black-letter law’.

Kate Hammond, who is highlighted as a recommended lawyer and ‘among the names to note’.

Michelle Uppal, who is ‘both efficient and effective in achieving successful outcomes. Clients appreciate her frank advice’. It is also noted that ‘she is very sharp on both strategy and the law’. Michelle is ‘very collaborative, solutions focused, knowledgeable and knows what she is doing’.

Other family solicitors who receive a commendation include Gemma Hodder who was identified as a ‘next generation partner’. The ‘recommended lawyers’ within the family law team include Kate Hammond, Gemma Hodder, Ritu Sood, Fiona McKiernan and Linda Pope.

Family mediation

The firm retained its position in tier 2 for family mediation and the team is noted as ‘swift, capable and responsive’ in addition to being ‘current, compassionate and diverse’. Michelle Uppal was highlighted as a ‘recommended lawyer’ and a ‘leading individual’ along with these glowing testimonials:

‘Partner and accredited mediator Michelle Uppal combines depth of legal thinking with care and compassion, skills suited to providing an holistic mediation service.’ She is credited as being ‘very committed to mediation and really tries to make a success of the process’.

Mental health & capacity: Court of Protection

Our Court of Protection team retained its position in tier 2 and was described as ‘an expert team with a well-earned reputation in the field. Well organised, client focused and a pleasure to work with.’

Partners highlighted as ‘recommended lawyers’ in the field of the Court of Protection include:

Floyd Porter, described as ‘committed, a great strategist, and fearless in pursuing his client’s interests’

Rachel Turner, who also received some fantastic feedback: ‘she has a first-class legal mind, and is conscientious, efficient, thoughtful and tenacious. Rachel Turner is a pleasure to work with, very competent and great with clients’

Other mental health & capacity solicitors identified include Andrew Bowmer as a ‘rising star’ and who ‘has an unusual and formidable combination of excellent knowledge of the Court of Protection with public law expertise.’ Kaileigh Hazeldine was also recognised as a ‘recommended lawyer’ in the field.

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.