Linda went above and beyond to make sure I understood the legal process involved in a Schedule 1 and kept me informed of estimated costs continuously. Her advice is thorough and detailed thus she relentlessly leaves no stone unturned. Although professional at all times, Linda was able to balance this with empathy and compassion, which meant a lot to me as it was a very emotional time. I am so happy with the outcome of my case that she continues to be held in high esteem by me and my wider family for the outcomes she and her team delivered.
Sophie Walker, a family law client advised by Linda Pope
I came to Miles & Partners through a personal recommendation and would not hesitate to recommend them. Michelle Uppal took over my file after my original solicitor left and worked with me through a long and difficult process for several years.
Over the whole period of my divorce, I felt that Michelle was more than a lawyer, she was also a supportive friend who was always there to defend my interests, often at short notice outside office hours.
Divorce client advised by Michelle Uppal
I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. It has been life-changing for me and my family. You have literally become a household name with us because you have been such a significant part of our journey.
You will always be my first point of call if I ever need to revisit this, or any other legal matter and I will recommend you and Miles & Partners without hesitation. I hope this reflects how happy I am with the advice, work and outcomes of my case.
Family law client advised by Linda Pope
“A dynamic, knowledgeable and practical team of specialists.
A very strong and knowledgeable family team that goes that extra mile for its clients.”
2021 Legal 500
Michelle Uppal is very collaborative, solutions focused, knowledgeable and knows what she is doing. She provides very focused, practical, highly skilled and technical advice.
Michelle Uppal is forthright and robust with a no-nonsense approach. However, she is very approachable and resolves matters holistically and thinks outside the box.
Michelle Uppal is both efficient and effective in achieving successful outcomes. Clients appreciate her frank advice. She is very sharp on both strategy and the law.
Partner and accredited mediator Michelle Uppal combines depth of legal thinking with care and compassion, skills suited to providing an holistic mediation service
Michelle Uppal is very committed to mediation and really tries to make a success of the process.
2021 Legal 500
“Great firm for professional and friendly advice. I highly recommend Michelle Uppal.”
“The service I have received from this law firm has been fantastic! Especially Michelle Uppal who has been extremely efficient, helpful and very professional, I would certainly recommend her as a great family lawyer!”
“Highly recommend Michelle Uppal if you have any family law issues. She always returns emails and calls promptly, even when I bugged her on her mobile phone.
Miles & Partners have represented me for over 3 years on and off and have been nothing but helpful and given me straight advice. All paid off in the end and I got what was best for everyone involved and I am happy.
They were highly recommended by friend who works in a top law firm and I would not go anywhere else.”
“Michelle Uppal resolutely seeks out where the right solution will lie for her clients. She provides an effective, solution-focused and ethical service to clients’. Michelle is very thorough and very approachable and an experienced mediator with a very intuitive understanding of family dynamics.”
Legal 500 2018
“I am very impressed with the client focus of the family team, whether the client is a city lawyer or someone coming into contact with the law for the first time. They will always make sure the client is aware of all the options available to them, whether that is mediation, collaborative law, or traditional litigation and they will provide advice and support to the client every step of the way.
In addition, they have particular expertise in complex child care cases and are expert in supporting vulnerable clients facing the prospect that their child may be taken into care by the local authority.
Miles & Partners is truly focussed on quality and was instrumental in setting up a small group of like-minded firms, which meets regularly to exchange ideas, provide mutual support and share good practice. They are a great example of a progressive law firm.”
VL, Management Consultant
“Without exception, everyone in the firm has dedication to their clients that is second to none. Many of their cases involve serious issues and they approach them with empathy and compassion and spend as much time with the clients as is needed. In my experience the gift of time is not one many firms are willing to give. Many of their clients are children and/ or are extremely vulnerable and they always make whatever allowances are required.
Miles and Partners always have the ability to inject new vigour into every case. Their motivation is both rare and inspiring. Coupled with their clear passion for the system, job and their clients they all have a sharp knowledge of the law and apply it accordingly. When instructed by them it is clear that they have full grasp of all the issues and their preparation of the case simply cannot be faulted.
Likewise when appearing against them as opponents, they conduct themselves with charismatic fairness whilst never faltering from the task of vigorously fighting for the interests of their clients.
The family courts would be much poorer place without them, both in terms of their personal presence and the assistance they give to judges and the family justice system as a whole.”
“I would not hesitate to refer clients who need expert family and matrimonial advice to Miles & Partners matrimonial team because I know they will receive a first class service and client care second to none. Miles & Partners geographical position, on the edge of the City, is perfect for clients who need a flexible and swift service that fits with their day and working patterns.”
“I was first introduced to Miles & Partners through one of the partners in my firm. He suggested that one of its partners, Michelle Uppal, combined a comprehensive knowledge of family law and an extremely humane approach to dealing with clients who, because of the family law problems they are facing, necessarily find themselves in one of the most traumatic periods of their lives.
The very first client I referred was a foreign national, who was going through a difficult dissolution of his civil partnership. This was a particularly stressful situation since, in order to preserve his right to remain in the United Kingdom under European law, on the basis of his civil partnership with a European national, it was essential that the timing of the dissolution be such as to ensure that my friend acquired a ‘retained right of residence’ in the United Kingdom.
Those representing his partner were extremely combative in their approach. Michelle excelled in every aspect of the case:- 1) She quickly mastered the complicated nuances of the European immigration issues at stake. 2) Her warm and humane, yet at the same time highly professional, approach brought piece of mind to [her client]. 3) She proved masterful in her negotiating skills and ultimately defused a potentially inflammatory situation.
My colleagues and I, all of whom work in immigration law with a particular emphasis on family-related cases, have consistently experienced the same high quality of service from everyone at MIles & Partners. They have universally been able to understand the practicalities of the immigration issues at stake and to develop and execute effective strategies, which often involve the need to conciliate effectively when the other side all too often seems only to want to escalate contention.
Our practice works exclusively in a non-contentious area of the law and, all too often in our experience, firms specialising in more contentious areas have seemed all too willing to pick a fight for the sake of fighting, without giving a thought to the best possible negotiated conciliatory solution for all parties involved. Miles & Partners have, therefore, seemed a breath of fresh air to us as a firm which applies common sense in developing its strategies and consistently achieves excellent results through this approach.”
WG, Senior Partner, law firm which refers to Miles & Partners