I was recommend Miles & Partners by a friend and couldn’t be luckier. Michelle Uppal and her team provided me with a great, professional and compassionate advice. Attending and preparation for a court hearing is always a very stressful experience but Michelle and her team made sure all my questions were answered and any concerns dispersed. I believe there are no winners in Court, but I felt that myself and my child were in the safe hands.
Agata Pozorska, a family law client advised by Michelle Uppal
Excellent response and immediate advice from partner Michelle Uppal, supported by Olivia Chatfield. They could not have been more approachable, helpful and professional in the way they handled a very sensitive and complex enquiry.
And then on a conference phone call with Michelle, I found her advice to be clear, effective, well-reasoned and logical and all of it underpinned with empathy and compassion.
I would therefore have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Michelle and her firm, Miles & Partners.
Family law client advised by Michelle Uppal and Olivia Chatfield
Many thanks for all your help on this. I don’t think that I appreciated at the start of the process quite what a challenge the divorce would be – I now do realise and am still recovering but am definitely coming out the other side. Your advice was invaluable in terms of ensuring I stayed focused and realistic.
Anonymous family law client, advised by Michelle Uppal
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
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
Michelle Uppal is a well-regarded mediator. She is popular and a very active promoter of mediation. Michelle is also skilled at child mediation where her empathy is most effective.
Legal 500 2020
“Michelle Uppal has a sharp eye, particularly in finance work. She is robust with her advice and very thorough with her legal preparation. She is a safe pair of hands for complex money cases.”
Legal 500 2020
“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 provided excellent advice to me and my daughter through a very difficult and challenging time. Her advice was pragmatic, informing of all strengths and weaknesses of our case. Without a doubt Michelle enabled my daughter to gain a very satisfactory outcome.”
“We received excellent service from Michelle and Mae who were very supportive during my emotional rantings! You both were so understanding – calming while offering sound advice both legal and common sense!”
“Michelle Uppal is very practically minded and is very good at children and finance disputes. She is perceptive and analytical, whilst also warm, measured and approachable. Clients trust her as highly professional and she will get the job done.”
Legal 500 2018
“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
“Michelle – I always refer any divorce queries I have to you because you do straight forward litigation and collaborative law; plus I think you are good at what you do and I like your firm.”
“I first came across the firm when working with Michelle on collaborative cases and found her able, forceful, principled and utterly focused upon her clients. It was the same story with her colleagues: deep skills and selfless management of the case, heedless of the lack of proper and proportionate payment. The firm is my preferred target for work of all sorts that does not “fit” [my own] practice.
In the media, we see Miles and Partners promoting better family law practice … from which we all benefit.”
JP, Family Law Practice
“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
“Dear Michelle, thank you for propping me up and your encouragement and support with my case.”
Anonymous family law client
Just to say a huge thank you, not only because you are so good at what you do but also for being so kind and compassionate.”
Anonymous family law client