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 was the second junior, led by Philip Marshall KC, 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.

Reported cases:

  • KA v MA (Prenuptial agreement: Needs) [2018] EWHC 499 (Fam)
  • Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41

Millie is available to conduct private FDRs

Reputation & Awards

"More confident than her year of call would suggest, she holds her own against people more senior than her."


“Everything she says sounds eminently reasonable.”…“Clients, solicitors and most importantly judges love Millie.”…“She’s so bright and her written work is perfectly prepared.” – Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Millie is a brilliant barrister. She puts clients at ease and explains things concisely in a way they can understand.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2023

“Millie Benson is a fantastic advocate. She’s extremely clear and accurate in her approach.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2023

“Gentle with clients and effective as an advocate, she immediately finds the solution to a problem.”  “She is friendly and always prepared.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2022

“More confident than her year of call would suggest, she holds her own against people more senior than her.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2021

‘Millie is a breath of fresh air, knows her stuff about the law and is exceedingly calm under pressure. Clients love her.’
– Partner, Osbornes Law

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


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

Professional Memberships

Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple


Conversational French


Benson, M.  Equal Shared Parenting Arrangements: A Research Digest – [2015] Aug Family Law 940
Harrison QC, R and Benson, M. Illegitimate claims? Schedule 1 claims for periodical payments by parents of adult children – [2019] May Family Law Journal

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