“Mary is a dynamic and inspirational lawyer. She commits to her cases going above and beyond her duties to her clients. She extensively researched…vitamin D deficiency and found an expert who changed the outcome of the NAI case.”
“Mary Richardson instructed us in an unusual case that involved alleged non-accidental injury; skull fracture and wrist fracture…Mary showed a real maturity and understanding of the complex science contained within the expert reports…her contribution was crucial to our approach in this case.”
Counsel and Queens Counsel
Lorraine Green, Ritu Sood, Julie Nix are very experienced and confident solicitors who are tenacious and take pride in making sure everything is on target.
2020 Legal 500
“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
“All I would really like to say is that I am very thankful for a solicitor like Ritu, she has always been with me when I needed her and she was always standing up for me. With the help of Ritu, I am very happy now with all my outcomes. I was very lucky to have Ritu as my solicitor, she is a very lovely lady who has helped me in many ways.”
Anonymous family law client
“Mary truly is a rising star… I have worked on several cases with Mary and in each case, she developed a trusted relationship with the client, was on top of the facts, had thought ahead to points of law and was fully committed … [she] demonstrated a forensic understanding of the medical evidence and… brilliantly articulated the weakness in the local authority’s case. In another non –accidental injury case… Mary successfully exonerated her client, [she] drafted one of the best witness statements I have ever read in such a case. Mary showed extraordinary judgment… and an amazing ability to distil medical issues.”
Barrister at 4 Paper Buildings Chambers
“Ms Richardson supported me when I was accused of Fabricated Induced Illness. She showed cultural competence when dealing with my case…understanding how culture and socio economic [status] impacts on inequality. Ms Richardson was able to understand every aspect of my family concerns, enabling her to provide quality consistent advice…we succeeded! I would strongly recommend her as she was able to challenge inequality and unconscious bias, ensuring the Local Authority followed the law.”
An impressive family team that is doing good quality work with professionalism and sensitivity.
Legal 500 2019
“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 have the deepest appreciation and respect for Kate Hammond and her colleagues, and their knowledge about legislation, domestic violence, mental health and children’s developmental stages.
I have worked with Kate when interviewing children. Kate is fully aware of how to approach children and deliver a message at a child’s level of understanding and in a child-friendly manner. Kate is equally skilled in speaking to the parties, in a balanced and fair manner, presenting a neutral message and making sure that they understand her role, as a child’s solicitor, always bearing in mind child’s best interests.
Kate has impressed me in terms of her professional courtesy shown to the parties, her ability to stay focused on the key issues, her ability to challenge lack of parental insight and her ability to effect prolonged engagement with the parties to promote a positive outcome on the case.
Kate Hammond is highly skilled in representing the interests of the children and other vulnerable client groups in front of the Courts, as well as a robust legal advisor, helping and supporting me to make the best and safest recommendations for the children in my work.”
MI, Enhanced Practitioner, CAFCASS