As a member of EA Law – East Anglian Chambers’ Family Law Team she accepts instructions from children, parents, or any other family member finding themselves caught up in legal proceedings relating to family breakdown. She also acts on behalf of Local Authorities, Guardians, Special Guardians and the Official Solicitor whether proceedings are in the family court or court of protection.
With expertise in Matrimonial Finance, including farming and family company cases, clients will benefit from her experience and knowledge of the distribution of pension assets. Kate also accepts instructions in Schedule 1 and TLATA cases (applications for financial support for a child, or relating to a property between parties who are not married). In her “Money” practice she deals with the full range from the ‘no money’ case to the lottery winners.
In a wide ranging public and private law ‘Children’ practice she has experience of cases involving: domestic violence including non-accidental injury and murder, sexual abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol addiction, child abandonment, intractable contact disputes and parental alienation, international relocation and reciprocal enforcement of orders.
Kate has particular interest in acting for older children who are separately represented and in advising and representing clients whose mental health difficulties mean that their capacity to provide instruction has to be assessed on an 'issue by issue' basis.
Kate has concern and understanding for her clients and can be relied upon to give firm and realistic advice based on thorough preparation. In court she is forthright and tenacious and widely respected by her colleagues.
Kate is Public Access qualified and is happy to provide advice and/or representation in court directly to members of the public through Chambers.
When not in court Kate is an enthusiastic gardener and beekeeper and is kept fit walking her terriers around the beautiful landscape of Constable Country
Articles by Kate Miller:
Pensions in Family Finance
EA Law - East Anglian Chambers Listed in Legal 500
"Great result!! I have been sweating on that since the end of May and I am pleased it was the intended outcome. Thanks for your assistance!" - G Rayment, Prettys
"Thanks Kate, that is great. I am sure Mrs B is very pleased indeed." -Ian Richardson, Sparling Benham & Brough Solicitors
"I recently instructed Kate to represent my child clients on the instructions of their Guardian. The Guardian has asked me to write to you to say how pleased she was with the representation that she received from Kate. It was a case that needed a robust approach and the Guardian felt that Kate followed her instructions fully and effectively. The Guardian described Kate’s representation of the children as “splendid”. The Guardian noted that we are often quick to criticise and that it is important that credit should also be given when it is due." - David Wilson, David Wilson Solicitors
"Thank you for dealing with this on such short notice. Once again thank you very much. I am sure that K appreciated your sensible approach in resolving this matter." - Karen Nicholson, Jackamans Solicitors
"I would like to pass on my thanks to Kate she was fantastic and absolutely perfect for my case. You matched us together very well. As soon as I met her I felt as ease and I want to thank her for her kind understanding of my emotions yesterday!" - Mrs B
"I'm sure you are aware that yesterday went relatively well for me. I have to say that Kate Miller was outstanding. I was instantly at ease with her; she had clearly read the file you prepared in depth and was well briefed on the Armed Forces Pension Scheme - something that my wife's lawyer was not. Many thanks." - Mr A via Elizabeth Hodder, Gross & Co Solicitors
"Kate is always reliable and practical in the advice she gives. Her assistance in representing clients at court is invaluable and she is always the first port of call on issues concerning pensions. I have engaged her on more than one occasion and will continue to do so." - Neil McNab, Gepp & Sons Solicitors
"Kate can always be relied upon to give realistic and sensible advice to clients and without fail deals with them in a friendly yet professional manner. The feedback given to me by my clients about Kate is always extremely positive and in particular the clients feel she cares about them and their case on an individual basis. Under no circumstances do the clients ever feel Kate treats them as ‘just another number.’ Kate is extremely pleasant to work with and never demonstrates any element of being aloof or arrogant. These attributes enable both those instructing and the clients to feel fully at ease and able to ask Kate any question/query which is vital in sensitive family law matters. As a consequence of her approach to her work Kate regularly achieves excellent results for her clients." - Victoria Josif, Rudlings & Wakelam Solicitors
Kate is my go-to for firm, focused, empathetic representation. She is brilliant at getting to the heart of emotional issues and encouraging clients to concentrate on what is most relevant to move forward. She is exceptionally well-prepared, very personable and always makes herself available for instructing solicitors whenever necessary. She was an invaluable support during a recent successful financial appeal she conducted for a client.