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Huw Miles

Managing Partner - Family, Winchester and Southampton

Huw Miles

Managing Partner - Family, Winchester and Southampton

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My experience


I served as Paris Smith’s Finance Partner from 2014 to 2021 prior to becoming Managing Partner in 2022.

My principal responsibilities are:

  • Delivering the outcomes required by the firm’s strategy;
  • Chairing the firm’s Management Group;
  • Overseeing HR, Marketing and Business Development, and Accounts functions;
  • Managing all financial aspects of the firm, internally and externally;
  • Acting as liaison between the Management Group and the firm’s Strategy Board.


As part of a team of lawyers, I deal with all aspects of family law including:

  • divorce, separation and relationship breakdown;
  • financial and property claims;
  • collaborative law;
  • pre and post nuptial agreements;
  • civil partnership agreements;
  • disputes between cohabitants (ToLATA) and living together agreements;
  • children.

Over very many years I have developed particular expertise in high value financial cases, property disputes for unmarried persons, financial claims for children and pre and post nuptial agreements. My client base includes prominent captains of industry and leading professional sports persons.

I am a qualified Collaborative lawyer and supporter of all forms of dispute resolution, performed with integrity and respect and always with the best interests of the client in mind.

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205 years of thriving people, clients and communities


Huw Miles | 18th April 2023

205 years of thriving people, clients and communities

00:05:  Hello, I'm Huw Miles and I'm the managing partner of Paris Smith. Our purpose is to enable our people, our clients, and our communities to thrive through their positive engagement with us. And if you think about it, People really are the key to everything. We have to give our people all of the tools that they need, the environment they need, look after their wellbeing, ensure that they have the training that they require to develop, to their full potential.

00:38: And of course, it's exactly the same when it comes to our clients. We believe in long-term relationships. We get close to our clients. We communicate with our clients to better understand their goals and how they wish to achieve their own successes, and then we're able to employ our legal services to help them do exactly that.

01:06: Paris Smith has been in business for 205 years now, in the hearts of Hampshire. And looking after its people and clients throughout that time. And you could only succeed in a business when you appreciate that you are part of a wider community, and everything that you do should be geared towards allowing that community to prosper and to thrive and develop and go forwards into the future.

How I’ve helped our clients

A source says "Huw is a very experienced matrimonial lawyer who not only has the technical legal knowledge but is also a great tactician whilst having the ability to see the overall picture. Clients trust his judgement and he is always available for them."

Chambers Legal Directory 2024

A referee says "Huw Miles – extensive knowledge of the law and practice. Calm under pressure and instils confidence in clients."

Legal 500 2024 Edition

Referees say "Huw is a highly respected lawyer in the family law market and clearly knows how to engage with experts and use them appropriately"; "He has excellent knowledge and produces good, thorough communication" and "Huw is very good on the details of a matter."

Chambers & Partners 2023 - Referee Comments

One source said "Huw Miles is a meticulous and tenacious lawyer who provides exceptional service for his clients with whom he always forges excellent relationships. His preparation is second to none and his role running the firm has led to a very commercial outlook", whilst another said "Huw Miles was outstanding in translating his expert legal opinion into clear concise advice that was readily understandable by a lay person. Where information was required from his wider team having corralled the requisite knowledge Huw responded in an impressively timely manner."

Legal 500 2023 - Referee Comments

A source says "Huw Miles has a great eye for detail and a very forensic approach".

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2022

One source says "Huw Miles has a great eye for detail and is a top performer, always getting the best deals for his clients". Another source adds "I appreciate Huw Miles for his grasp of the law and ability to analyse the fine detail of a case".

Legal 500 - 2022 Edition

Huw Miles wins praise from sources as an "absolutely excellent litigator" who is "very good with clients, well organised and knowledgeable." He is regularly instructed to advise on high-value financial remedies and also leads the firm's family team in Winchester.

Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2021

One source says "Huw Miles is a canny and clever solicitor who is easy to work with. Very much a team player, he is thorough in his research and meticulous in his preparation. Understandably his clients become very reliant upon his skills.” Another adds “Huw Miles is a well respected and very experienced practitioner who not only has a great knowledge of the law and practice but engages well with clients from all backgrounds. He is excellent on detail and provides sensible advice and nothing phases him.”

Legal 500 - 2021, Tier 1

Huw is a highly accomplished and much respected solicitor working in the field of family law. He is wholly committed to his clients, is utterly thorough and has a great eye for details. He always provides excellent, timely and practical advice laced with proportionality and commercial good sense. I would thoroughly recommend him.

Edward Boydell, Barrister