‘Miles and Partners have been my solicitors for 11 years and have always been professional and supportive.
My main solicitor has been Amanda Dench who is highly professional and has worked very hard on my behalf. She has been very ably supported by Sara Nicolaou who has worked on my case for two years and has been professional, responsive, patient and supportive.
I could not have asked for a better team than Sara and Amanda and I am very grateful to them for all the work they have done.’
Family law client advised by Amanda Dench and Sarafina Nicolaou
“Thank you for everything you, Sara Nicolaou and David Jockelson have done for us – all the help, support and time you have all put in.
We would not have come this far if it was not for all your hard work and dedication. We are forever grateful!”
Mr & Mrs Davis, family law client advised by Amanda Dench, David Jockelson and Sara Nicolaou
Amanda Dench is 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.
2021 Legal 500
“Most amazing, professional and dedicated lawyers. Amanda Dench, Thomas Lane, Sara Nicolaou and Martha Holmes did an astonishing job throughout the case.
They are some the most knowledgeable, authentic and devoted experts who stayed on top of my case like eagles, 24/7.
I could not ask for a better crew! I genuinely love and admire them.”
“Thank you Amanda for the phenomenal support and how you’ve looked after us with care and insight into our family’s situation throughout the course of our court case and took care of the the stress it caused in our lives.
Thank for your wisdom, expert legal knowledge and your benevolent attitude, you continued to help me despite the uncertainty around the grant of legal aid.
We feel relieved it’s over now. I’m so grateful to my creator for sending you into our lives to sort the mess we were in.”
Anonymous family law client
“Amanda Dench is meticulous and has a wealth of experience which informs her practical, no-nonsense advice in difficult circumstances. She is empathetic and kind where appropriate, which makes her popular with clients.”
Legal 500 2019
“I am very happy with the outcome and that has given me a lot of security… All of you, especially Amanda and Mary, gave me a lot of confidence and great advice. That allowed me to stay calm even when it was stressful. I am certain no other solicitor team would have done it better.
I wish I were a poet to find the proper words for expressing my gratitude to you all. Not only for the outcome, but also for everything else I learned. I can only say thank you so much from the deep of my heart! I also write it in Spanish since it will be more natural: gracias infinitas desde el fondo de mi corazón!”
“Miles and Partners stand out in their field as they show real interest and empathy for their clients. This is so refreshing in a world where everyone is in such a hurry, time is money and often members of the legal profession find it so difficult to communicate in an accessible way.
The communication and assistance Miles & Partners offer is without exception, exemplary. Amanda and her colleagues will talk to the client (not at them or around them or to those supporting them) in an environment of their choice and will often travel to their homes.
Should a Barrister be required Miles and Partners source those who are able to spend the time to explain in simple accessible ways what is happening and what the client may expect.
Our clients require lots of time and reassurance. Amanda has the skill to be able to put people who are worried, frightened, not understanding processes or simply what is being said at ease. She has never made any of our clients feel different or that she does not have the time to speak to them.
Miles & Partners encourage the input of advocates and those who know the clients well to inform them and help to build working relationships. Miles and Partners will ensure that all the rights of our clients are observed, they will push for appropriate assessments by people with experience of people with learning disabilities. They will ensure appropriate time is given to allow for these assessments and that the clients fully understand what is happening and why. Their approach is consistent, reinforcing information and advice and always checking ‘did you understand that’.
People with learning disabilities often lack the support so they can continue to parent, Miles & Partners put the parent at the heart of the proceedings, highlighting the necessity for timely and appropriate support. Miles and Partners offer exceptional client care.”
LA, Crisis Support Officer, Learning Disability Experience