The At A Glance Conference 2022 - 'Miller v Miller reaches the age of consent'
27th June 2022
The At A Glance Conference 2022 features a special panel looking back on Miller v Miller. At previous At A Glance conferences our panels have been highly rated by delegates and so for this year's conference, we have assembled a panel of the legal professionals involved in Miller v Miller to reflect and consider its impact 16 year's on.
Read more about the chair and panellists taking part in the 'Miller v Miller reaches the age of consent' panel at this year's conference:
Samantha Hillas QC, St John's Buildings
Sam Hillas QC is a senior member of the matrimonial finance team at St John’s Buildings based in Liverpool and dealing exclusively with financial remedy work. Commended by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a “charismatic and client-friendly advocate” who “works like a Trojan”, Sam routinely acts in complex cases, especially those involving marital agreements, trusts and corporate structures, cases involving non-disclosure and Schedule 1 Children Act claims. She is a IFLA qualified arbitrator and acts as an evaluator for private FDRs. Sam played prop for a number of years (Saracens, New Brighton, Birkenhead Park, Cheshire) and now sits as a judicial chair for the RFU, Six Nations and World Rugby.
Mr Justice Mostyn
Mr Justice Mostyn is a High Court Judge of the Family Division. He was previously a barrister specialising in Financial Remedies.
He is an author of Capitalise, Quantum Cloud and AAG Cloud. He is also a co-author of At A Glance and Financial Remedies Practice.
Lewis Marks QC, QEB
Lewis Marks QC is ranked in the top band of leading silks specialising in Family Law in The Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners. He has been a long time co-author of the FLBA publication At A Glance and is a member of the team responsible for AAG Cloud.
Diana Parker, Withers
Diana is a partner at Withers and was for a time its Chairman. Her career has focused on negotiating high value divorce settlements but in acting for Melissa Miller she had to go to the House of Lords to secure her client's entitlement.
James Turner QC, 1 King's Bench Walk
James Turner QC has a wide and varied practice that encompasses all areas of family law, criminal law, medical disciplinary work and administrative law. James is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple and is recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Directories as a Leading Silk in Family work.
Ray Tooth, Sears Tooth
Synonymous with divorce and family law is Raymond Tooth, who has been qualified as a solicitor in excess of 50 years. Rarely will he come across a case which causes him surprise as he has, literally, seen it all. Raymond Tooth & Co was Mr Tooth’s prodigy from 1977, later becoming Sears Tooth in 1982. The firm continues to attract renowned legal cases to this day. However, the practice readily embraces clients from all walks of life. The firm handles a plethora of family disputes, including divorce and matrimonial finance, claims under Part III of the MFPA 1984, enforcement for non-payment of orders, private children matters, Schedule 1 claims and domestic violence protective injunctions.
Tim Bishop QC, 1 Hare Court
Regularly handles the most substantial of matrimonial financial cases across multiple jurisdictions, and uses his wealth of experience in this area to assist high net worth clients including businesspeople. He is routinely recognised by senior solicitors as one of the foremost matrimonial finance barristers. "One of the big beasts. He's an outstanding advocate and hugely knowledgeable in relation to complex offshore work." "He has got a vast amount of experience and encyclopaedic knowledge."
Professor Rebecca Bailey Harris, 1 Hare Court
French-speaking matrimonial practitioner and former professor of law who specialises in cases across borders, particularly Brussels II and jurisdictional disputes. Sources respect her for her wealth of knowledge in this area. Strengths: "Applies her throbbing brain expertly to international issues." "If you have a complex case she can simplify matters and come to an amicable settlement. She is easy to deal with, she cuts through all the rubbish and she reaches an agreement if there is one to be made."
Justin Warshaw QC, 1 Hare Court
Mainly handles international work and regularly appears before the High Court and the Court of Appeal, representing an impressive clientele of high-profile individuals. Warshaw is frequently instructed in cases involving offshore jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Gibraltar and Jersey. Strengths: "A highly impressive advocate who knows his cases inside out, he is superb on technical issues." "Extremely knowledgeable and highly respected in the industry, he is hard-working, grounded and invaluably helpful." "Justin navigates through complex material at a rapid rate and is always on top of things."