‘Magnus Mill is your perfect lawyer,’ says one industry colleague, who praises him for seeing cases through cost-effectively, with minimal stress and absolute discretion.
The Alexiou Fisher Philipps partner has been a family lawyer since 2000, and handles all aspects of family law for HNWs. Hailed as a contemporary and niche private law firm by the industry, Mill’s practice is known to be protective of client privacy – an issue of paramount importance to its discreet clientele: senior and high-profile figures in banking and industry.
Mill regularly advises in relation to private law children issues, including contact arrangements, and relocation disputes – both within the UK, and where one parent is seeking to move abroad with the children.
Matters of unique complexity are a speciality. One recent case involved complex offshore trusts as well as an enormous private art collection; in this instance, Mill coordinated lawyers, accountants and valuation experts from Switzerland and North and South America, and deployed a level head to manage the acrimony between the couple.
Another speciality for Mill is cohabitation cases, which are often ‘hard fought’ due to a lack of clarity in the law. ‘If society as a whole knew what the situation was as to the outcomes of cohabitation, people would make very different choices,’ he says.
The whole area needs revision and public awareness would, says Mill, be a good place to start. Mill has only been at this much-lauded niche firm since 2015, but his natural diligence has seen his profile rise exponentially among peers.
Previously a partner in the family department of Rubric, he has consistently been ranked in the highest tier of the profession, with clients praising his exceptional work rate and devotion to achieving the best outcome for them and their family.
Mill is increasingly being asked to assist on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, as well as cohabitation agreements as the options grow in popularity and legal recognition. A qualified arbitrator, Mill also finds that it can be an excellent choice for resolving financial disputes in family law with less cost and more speed. Mill is a self-professed enthusiast when it comes to resolving issues away from the court where possible.