In the field of finance, Millie regularly deals with complex cases and those involving the enforcement or variation of orders. Millie has been led in several high net worth cases, involving non-matrimonial assets, pre-nuptial agreements and international elements.
Millie’s thriving private law children practice includes cases relating to contact disputes, permanent and temporary leave to remove, and serious allegations of domestic violence.
In her public law work, Millie represents parents, local authorities, and guardians, and has acted in cases involving serious allegations of non-accidental injuries and sexual abuse.
Millie was the second junior, led by Philip Marshall QC, who represented Tini Owens in her appeal to the Supreme Court.
Millie has a busy matrimonial finance practice, covering financial remedy proceedings, Schedule 1 and ToLATA claims. Millie also has experience advising and acting in enforcement proceedings. During her time at the Law Commission, Millie worked on the Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements report, which investigated the law relating to non-matrimonial property and pre-nuptial agreements, as well as on the Enforcement of Family Financial Orders project.
Millie has a head for research and is regularly instructed to advise on complex points of law arising in financial cases.
- KA v MA (Prenuptial agreement: Needs)  EWHC 499 (Fam)
- Owens v Owens  UKSC 41
Millie frequently advises in and works on cases involving all areas of private law children work. Her recent cases have included disputes around contact, residency, parental responsibility and specific issues relating to schooling, holidays or a change of name. Millie has experience in cases involving serious allegations of domestic violence, requiring fact-finding hearings, as well as those involving parental alienation, and those concerning leave to remove to Hague and non-Hague Convention countries.
Millie has additional experience of the alternative dispute resolution process, having appeared in one of the first private law children arbitrations.
Millie is regularly instructed to act in all stages of public law proceedings and has acted for local authorities, parents, children and guardians. She has experience in cases involving a range of issues and allegations, including neglect, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, and the causation of serious non-accidental injuries to a child.
Millie has experience of multiple-day trials with many witnesses and of cross-examining expert witnesses.
Millie is available to instruct in all stages of child abduction work, including ex parte hearings and contested trials.
Reputation & Awards
Millie is always a pleasure to deal with and provides excellent support to the instructing solicitor. She is thorough in her preparation and has an excellent manner with every client’PARTNER – HINE SOLICITORS
“Millie assisted on a recent finance case of mine that had a number of complicating factors and jurisdictional issues. Millie was able to step in at relatively short notice and her assistance throughout the case, which was dealt with by way of a Final Hearing (including separate FDA & FDR), was invaluable. Millie’s technical and practical guidance was needed on a number of occasions throughout the course of the proceedings and she was always on hand to provide this, on a case which needed sensitive handling. I have no hesitation in recommending Millie and she is due to assist on another case of mine shortly” Partner – Stowe Family Law
“Thank you again for all of your hard work and help on this one. [The client] will be so thrilled with the outcome.” Associate solicitor – BP Collins
Awards and Scholarships
Shortlisted for Young Family Law Barrister of the Year 2018 – Family Law Awards
Inner Temple Award for Performance on the BPTC
Bundy Scholarship for performance in university final exams
Orlando Bridgman Prize for Law – awarded by Magdalene College, Cambridge
RWM Dias Mooting Trophy – awarded by Magdalene College, Cambridge
University of Cambridge – BA (Hons) Law – First class
City University – Bar Professional Training Course – Outstanding
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Benson, M. Equal Shared Parenting Arrangements: A Research Digest –  Aug Family Law 940
Harrison QC, R and Benson, M. Illegitimate claims? Schedule 1 claims for periodical payments by parents of adult children –  May Family Law Journal