Huw Miles

Managing Partner - Family, Winchester and Southampton

Huw Miles

Managing Partner - Family, Winchester and Southampton

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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, Compliance 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.

External Offices

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