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Senior partner Julia Stanczyk has been with Miles Preston & Co since it opened its doors in 1994, having previously been in partnership with the other two founding partners at a Westminster firm. There was never a doubt in her mind that she would specialise in family law when she qualified in 1984. ‘I love the high people content, the fact that no two cases are the same, I like solving problems and the wide-ranging legal issues which family law covers,’ she says. Since qualification, her particular interest has been in complex financial cases, often involving trusts and overseas assets, and she has carved out a niche acting for third parties intervening in cases where that third party’s interests are before the court in finance and property proceedings between husband and wife. Clients range from successful business professionals to entrepreneurs and celebrities. Across the board, their biggest concern is ‘to be proportionate and cost-effective’. That’s why they come to Miles Preston & Co: ‘We have extremely able people, but because of our philosophy towards charging, we invariably cost significantly less than our rivals and sometimes that can be more than one-half. It’s awful when there’s a case worth three million and the lawyers end up charging their clients a million.’ A good family lawyer needs to be able to ‘spot issues and be a creative problem solver… be robust and have a sense of humour.’

Julia Stanczyk