About Miles Preston & Co.

Miles Preston & Co was founded in 1994 as a niche practice with three partners. Following its success a number of other niche practices have set up. Two of the original founding partners are still with the firm, namely Miles Preston and Julia Stanczyk. The partnership has been strengthened by the addition in 2000 of Anna Nice and in 2013 of Harriet Wait.

Miles Preston and Co Family Law SpecialistsOur service is provided with the help of a clerk and first class secretarial team.

We are very conscious of our clients' concerns about the impact of legal costs on their family finances and one of our priorities is to advise clients how best to deal with their problems in the most cost effective way.

We aim to achieve the best results we can for our clients, whilst causing the minimum disruption and distress to them, their children and other family members and friends. All of the partners, the associate and the assistants are members of Resolution and adopt a conciliatory stance when possible.

Our ideal is to achieve good terms of settlement by negotiation but, when this is not possible, we pursue Court proceedings with commitment and expertise.

We are regularly consulted on a preliminary basis by people who are undecided whether they want to take steps to end their relationship or not. In these cases, we encourage "one off" meetings as a means of helping people analyse and explore the implications of the possible routes available to them. Visiting us for such advice very often results in clarification and simplification of issues - and sometimes a solution being found which avoids the needs to take the process further. In other cases, such meetings highlight the need to take action.

Miles Preston and Co Family Law Specialists

The firm has close links with tax, pensions, valuations, insurance, educational and other advisors that our clients may need.

Where appropriate, we are also able to refer clients to mediators, counsellors or therapists to provide help and guidance through what is inevitably a very stressful time.

The firm also has strong links with other specialist family lawyers around the world, underpinned by Miles Preston's membership of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers a group of about 500 top specialist family practitioners in approximately 30 countries.