Family & Children
Divorce & Finance
Daniel Miller has been a practising family barrister for 10 years.
He practises in all areas of family law, with a focus on financial remedy cases. He has had extensive exposure to financial remedy cases at all levels, which frequently involve disputed company assets, international issues, and trusts. He accepts work both under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004.
Daniel is well known for his tenacious approach in court and during negotiations, and his calm and reassuring ‘client care’ skills. He is regularly praised for his readiness to provide assistance throughout the litigation process, often at short notice.
His other areas of practice include public and private law children work (with experience of representing all parties), leave to remove from the jurisdiction and complex fact-finding hearings involving disputed medical evidence.
Daniel also accepts instructions in Court of Protection work.
“I would like to place on record my thanks and appreciation to Daniel Miller for his counsel with my divorce case. Having to attend a Final Hearing was very unpleasant, but having Daniel on hand was very reassuring. As well as being extremely knowledgeable in his field, Daniel had a very calm manner and yet was very authoritative and decisive when it was required. My case was presented very well and his cross examination thorough. Being a Direct Access case I was pleased with the fee structure and Daniel has definitely gone the extra mile throughout the whole process including assisting me post Final Hearing and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.” (March 2013)
“I met Mr Miller towards the end of my case. I had been representing myself in a family matter that had taken a turn for the worse and I needed some professional help. Up on our first meeting I was still in fight mode as that is what I had been doing months before getting representation. I was probably a little difficult to communicate with but Mr Miller was empathetic to my frustrations and with his reassuring and professional manner the pressure and frustrations I felt prior to our meeting soon eased. I have had to use a barrister in the past and they made me feel insignificant, worthless and that my case was just money in the bank for them but with Mr Miller I felt more empowered, important and that he wanted to help me. I genuinely can’t fault Mr Miller and his team for the help, assistance and advice given to me.” (October 2014)
“Daniel acted as my barrister on a direct access basis, but had less than a week to fully acquaint himself with my case before the interim maintenance hearing.
On the day, he was completely on top of the detail and was rapier-like in his questioning in court. The judge was largely informed by Daniel’s presentation of the case and his interrogation of my wife’s statement of means. The result was conclusive in terms of a judgment that there should be no increase in maintenance payments, my (Daniel’s) costs for the day to be paid by my wife and clear advice from the judge to her that she should be more realistic as to her entitlement and that she should now seek a negotiated divorce settlement rather than a court arbitrated one. Within 10 days of the hearing my wife and I were at a round table meeting agreeing a final settlement, something which had seemed so unlikely before the hearing after more than 2 years of dispute and legal costs. I have no hesitation in recommending Daniel for divorce work – the success of the day was largely attributable to him.” (July 2016)