Helen Miller joined Stowe Family Law in February 2015 and is managing partner at the Hale office.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2002 Helen has advised and represented clients exclusively on family law matters. Notably, Helen gained invaluable experience and substantial expertise as an Associate at a top-ranking Manchester City Centre practice, where she worked for over seven years.
More recently Helen has worked in Cheshire, covering Hale, Altrincham, Sale, Alderley Edge, Prestbury and Wilmslow. Helen has established many personal and professional contacts, many of whom are able to offer support to Stowe Family Law clients, including family mediators, financial advisors, accountants, therapists and lawyers from other specialisms such as property law. Having been brought up in Cheshire, Helen still lives locally, now with her own family.
In 1998 Helen graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in English. Having decided to convert to law, Helen then attended Chester College of Law where she successfully completed the post-graduate Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course, gaining a distinction.
In 2008 Helen was accredited as a Family Law Expert by national family law organisation Resolution, one of only a small handful of solicitors to have achieved recognised, specialist status locally.
Although Helen practises all areas of family law, her main areas of expertise are resolving private disputes involving children, and advising on advanced financial provision following divorce or dissolution. Helen is particularly adept at dealing with financial disputes involving medium to high net assets and substantial income, together with complicating features such as cross-jurisdictional issues, overseas assets, and family businesses or trusts. Helen also advises regularly on cohabitation disputes, separation agreements and pre/post nuptial agreements.
Finding an out-of-court solution is Helen’s main focus in any family dispute. Helen believes strongly that this minimises the emotional and financial cost of separation for clients and, most importantly, any children affected. Helen is known to be a robust advocate with an eye for detail; her approach to resolving family matters is to remain professionally objective, whilst maintaining a warm and supportive manner.
Helen also contributes to the Stowe Family Law blog
A selection of Helen’s reviews can be seen below. Follow this link for more Stowe Family Law reviews.
“I would like to thank you and all at Stowe Hale for your efforts on my behalf and won’t hesitate to recommend you to any in a similar position to myself. I am very pleased with the outcome and with the professional and friendly service you have provided.” 2018 client.
“Dear Helen, thank you for your patience, advice and gentle guidance through a most difficult time. It was much appreciated.” 2017 client.
“I can’t thank you enough for all your support. You’ve been so wonderful and you’ll always have a special place in my heart for helping me through such a tough time.” 2017 client.
“Helen is an extremely hardworking and tactically minded practitioner with the ability to remain focused on the issues that really matter. Regardless of workload, she is always easy to talk to and in doing so she builds great confidence that your matters are being handled in the best possible way. I trust and value her opinion greatly and her disarming approach has been hugely helpful to me. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her.”
“My case was passed onto Helen due to her financial expertise relating to the Consent Order I required. She came into the case right up to speed having identified the relevant nuances and my priorities. She provides a premium service but is sympathetic to concerns about cost and is frank and transparent in this respect. She is not cheap, but worth every penny.”
““I would like to pass on formally my thanks and appreciation for the services, advice and support Helen has provided me with for almost the last 2 years now they have been completed.
Helen is a credit to your organisation and I wanted this to be formally noted.”
“A truly heartfelt thanks for all your work in this matter and I wish you all the best for the future.”
“What an outstanding team of legal professionals!!!! Everyone at the Hale Office, particularly Helen, Theo, Katie and Gale have supported me, not only professionally, but emotionally in what was initially a very difficult and stressful case. They all worked tirelessly and superseded my expectations, by far, as the final order was better than I could have ever imagined. It’s thanks to you all that I can now develop a meaningful relationship with my son! You are all a credit to the legal profession! I would have no hesitation in recommending this outstanding law firm to others.”
Bhura v Bhura  EWHC 3633 (Fam)