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Mark Higgins – Solicitor and Managing Director

I am the Managing Director of Higgins Miller Solicitors and have over 30 years’ experience in family law.

I specialise in all aspects of family law: divorce, separation, financial disputes and children issues including authority care proceedings and the main focus of my work now is financial disputes and children’s cases.

The financial issues arising out of separation or divorce, whether married or unmarried, can be complex. I help my clients by finding creative solutions to problems and avoiding the expensive and emotionally draining court process where possible. I provide sound, practical and realistic advice so my clients can make informed decisions about their situation. I treat every case on an individual basis, evaluating the issues and what it is important for the client and their family.

I deal with all aspects of children cases including complex issues of parental alienation, removal from the country and protection from domestic abuse. Often my clients need help and support in very difficult circumstances. I provide legal support along with practical and realistic advice.

I want to help people build better lives for themselves.

07435996049 [email protected]

Maria Taylor – Solicitor and Director

I am a Director at Higgins Miller Solicitors and have 30 years’ experience working within family law.

I specialise in all areas of family law including: care proceedings, children disputes, domestic violence, divorce and financial matters.

My experience and expertise allows me to help people when they are often at the lowest point in their lives. I am able to offer solutions to problems that they might have thought were not even possible.

All cases are different and because they are so important to the people involved it is very satisfying to be able to help a client achieve the result that they want. Whether that means agreeing an arrangement for their children, helping them to work with social services to secure the return of their children or securing a fair financial settlement.

I enjoy the variety of work and the fact that each day is different from the last. I like being able to spend time in the office working on cases one minute and the next minute having to go out to court to represent a client in an emergency application. The job requires commitment and the ability to care about each and every client and their case.

As a solicitor, it is very rewarding to have the ability to guide a client through whichever legal process they are facing and hopefully assisting them in coming out the other side in the best way possible.

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Georgina Howe – Solicitor

I am a solicitor at Higgins Miller Solicitors and have almost 10 years of experience working in family law.

My journey began in 2014 when I was employed at Higgins Miller as a legal apprentice. I began studying towards the CILEX legal apprenticeship and qualification as a Paralegal and qualified in the summer of 2017. I then took the next step in September 2017, to begin my solicitor apprenticeship with the University of Law. The apprenticeship route differs from the ‘traditional’ solicitor training route, as you study for your law degree over a 5 year period (then completing the solicitor qualification exams) whilst working as a full-time fee earner. In November 2022, I graduated with an Upper Second Class Honours Law Degree, then passed my solicitor qualification exams in February 2024. 

This route to qualification has given me invaluable training and experience that I know I wouldn’t have had if I had been a full-time student and qualified as a solicitor in the usual way. I have been able to experience working in family law for a long period of time and this, I hope, puts me in a much stronger position to advise clients and help them achieve the best outcome in what is usually always a very difficult time in their life.

07435995937 [email protected]

Cara Rodriguez – Office Manager/Legal Assistant

I have worked at Higgins Miller since the company began in 2010 and have worked alongside Mark Higgins since 1994.

I always try to do my best for clients because I recognise that the majority of them are experiencing really serious problems in their lives. I always believe that if I, as part of the team, can help in some way to ease those pressures then it will also help to give them the confidence they need to face the future with a more positive approach.

As well as supporting our clients and working with Mark, I look after all the daily challenges managing an office can bring.

If you have anything you would like to discuss about our service, please get in touch.

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Shirley Hopkinson – Legal Assistant 

Assisting clients both face to face and by telephone.

Often clients are confused, upset and unsure as to how to begin the legal process. I give clients a high-end experience and treat them with the best possible care so they will hopefully be happier with the process and outcomes.

I feel that I am patient, discreet, a good listener and friendly but professional in my approach.

Bethan Higgins – Legal Assistant

I started my role at Higgins Miller in March 2016.

I like being part of a team and giving the best possible care to clients who are struggling. I feel I am able to give clients the help that they need and also assist the solicitor with conduct in doing so by keeping the client updated where possible.

Every client and their case is unique and should receive the high level of service that they expect. It is important to treat every client as someone who is special and a priority.


 


Louise Bowden – Receptionist

Assisting clients both face to face and by telephone.

Often clients are confused, upset and unsure as to how to begin the legal process. I give clients a high-end experience and treat them with the best possible care so they will hopefully be happier with the process and outcomes.

I feel that I am patient, discreet, a good listener and friendly but professional in my approach.

Helen Desborough – Receptionist

Helping new and existing clients over the phone or face to face.

I want to be able to help our clients by giving them excellent customer service when they seek help with the legal process during what can be a very difficult time for them.

I am a good listener, friendly but professional, and look to help people whenever I can.