Immigration law news

Free UK Visa Extensions for Health Care Workers

Eligible health care workers from overseas are able to extend their Visa free of charge for a 12 month period.

This concession, first introduced when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit in early 2020, was initially for doctors, nurses and paramedics seeking a visa extension. It was subsequently extended to other front-line positions on 29th April 2020. Read more …

NEWS: Graduate Route: new work opportunities for international students graduating from the UK

From 1st July 2021 the new ‘Graduate Route’ will open a door to new work opportunities for international students who have invested in a UK education. It also allows the UK to retain bright and ambitious graduates who can contribute to the economy, without initially imposing stringent criteria on UK businesses. Read more …

Visa expiring – applying for exceptional assurance provision

Exceptional Assurance Provision extended until 30th June 2021: When travel restrictions were first imposed at the start of the pandemic, the Government introduced measures to protect those whose visas were expiring but were unable to leave the UK. These individuals were given the opportunity to apply for an extension of stay known as ‘exceptional assurance’. Read more …

Our immigration services for businesses are extensive. For further details, please get in touch with our London office on 020 7022 9891.

Personal injury news

Our specialist Personal Injury solicitors are experienced in looking beyond your initial injury to explore both your initial entitlement if your injury was an accident, as well as financial losses that may arise from it.

If you have sustained a personal injury there may be consequences beyond the immediate physical and psychological damage you are feeling, which could have longer-term financial repercussions. You might, for example, require more treatment than is available free of charge on the NHS. If your injury has caused or leads to disability this could, unfortunately, limit your employment prospects. Find out more about our Personal Injury lawyers and their services.

NEWS: Compensation for your injury – did your no win, no fee injury lawyer really achieve the right compensation for your injury? 

In the past few years, there has been a rise in no win, no fee, injury claims leading to a culture of what the insurance industry describes as ‘ambulance chasing.’   This has also raised many fraudulent claims, however, in amongst the noise are a great many innocent people who have suffered personal injuries and received settlements that fall significantly below their entitlement.  Did you receive the right compensation for your injury?  read more

NEWS: Secondary victims are entitled to compensation

A secondary victim is someone that witnesses an incident or accident but has not been directly involved themselves.  To pursue a secondary victim claim there must be recognised trauma /impact on someone’s mental health that can be diagnosed by a clinical psychiatrist.   Sadly, the recognised disorders in secondary victims are often Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Agoraphobia and Panic Disorders, amongst others.  Read more

NEWS: personal injury compensation pay out of £1.25M for fast food delivery driver in serious road traffic accident

In June 2021, personal injury lawyer Vashti settled a £1,250,00 claim on behalf of Mr M on the basis that he would need care for the rest of his life. He will not be able to work again and may well need an above the knee amputation in the future.

The claim was challenging not only due to the complexity of the injury, but due to the fact that during the course of the claim we went through Brexit and the pandemic. The pandemic saw Mr M’s struggle to have food and care delivered to him. He was reliant upon NHS staff to deliver food to him, assist him to wash and shower and clean the one bedroom apartment he was confined to. Because of the staff shortages, he would go days sometimes without any form of assistance. Read more …

Call 020 7022 9891 today for our opinion on your personal injury claim and your best course of action.

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Our recycling achievements

Miller Evans & Co are pleased to participate in One Miles recycling programme which confirmed that this year we have recycled 510 kg of materials and saved 10 trees from destruction.

Senior Partner Charlotte Miller said “We encourage thoughtful recycling throughout the firm and are happy to see the measured consequences of our determined effort – and to know that we are reducing our contribution to landfill. We will strive to improve our recycling efforts further next year.”

We have:

  • recycled a total of 510 kgs    
  • saved 10 trees 
  • offset 1 tonne of CO2

tonnes CO2 off-set: 1

aved 10 trees tonnes CO2 off-set: 1

First Love Foundation Appeal

Our solicitors are supporting the worthy Tower Hamlets’ charity First Love Foundation’s Love Christmas Appeal again this year.

This is a local E14 charity helping local people in crisis over the Christmas period.

We have organised an in-house collection of non-perishable food items (alcohol free) and gifts for both men and women (parents often get overlooked) together with a donation tin for any monetary donations.  Contributions will be welcomed from any clients attending our offices.

Silver Recycling Standard Award

Miller Evans are delighted to have been awarded First Mile’s Silver Recycling Standard for our recycling achievements throughout the year. 

Recycling by our staff is encouraged throughout our offices with recycling bins are in every room which are emptied weekly by First Mile.

The award is an acknowledgment of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and ensuring that our waste is responsibly managed.

Heart of the City Certificate of Achievement


Fiona Morris Practice Manager receiving Heart of the City Award

On 6th December 2017 our Practice Manager Fiona Morris was presented with our Certificate of Achievement from Heart of the City. The certificate recognises our commitment to being a responsible business having successfully completed their newcomers’ program.

The Heart of the City encourages businesses in London to go above and beyond their core work to significantly impact the regeneration of their local communities – and helps them set up a strategic approach to community engagement.

Visit their website here.


Supporting the amazing First Love Foundation E14

Serving the Tower Hamlets, East London, and E14 community Miller Evans & Co solicitors have chosen the First Love Foundation as our nominated charity again in 2017. They sets out to break the cycle of poverty in Tower Hamlets aiming to ensure no one gets left behind.

This year’s involvement saw a team attend the First Love Foundation collections warehouse where they helped with the organisation/preparation of christmas hampers for locals in need, and an in-house collection amongst clients and staff for hamper items.

Charlotte Miller, Senior Partner at Miller Evans & Co said “It was great to meet the loveliest of people at the First Love Foundation and see the very worthy work they do in the East London area – their dedication and determination is to be commended.

It was both a humbling and enjoyable experience, a pleasure to meet and work with other volunteers and we could see for ourselves how the money, gifts and food collected will be put to good use.”

Suzanne Horsley Of First Love Foundation said “All time, money and energy in supporting First Love Foundation is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to supporting people facing crisis during the Christmas season and beyond. Please pass on our deepest thanks and warm regards to your team and clients.”

See for yourself the worthy First Love Foundation E14 charity’s website who seek to give food/advice/support to those in need in Tower Hamlets

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Miller Evans recognise our commitment as a business and lawfirm to behave ethically in managing social, economic and environmental issues. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the principal way Miller Evans seeks to co-ordinate and manage practices to maximise positive social and economic contribution and minimise the environmental impacts of its business. Engagement with key clients, employees, community, industry regulators and our suppliers is central to Miller Evans approach to CSR.

Charlotte Miller our firm’s Senior Partner, has overall responsibility for our CSR strategy and the implementation of this policy.

Miller Evans divides CSR into four distinct areas:

• Our Clients
• Our People
• Our Environment
• Our Community

Our Clients

Our aim is to provide a friendly, professional legal advice in straightforward language to all our clients to the highest professional standards and not to act in such a way as to compromise our firm’s integrity.

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA publishes and maintains a handbook incorporating a Code of Conduct which we adhere to.
We are accredited with the Law Society CQS conveyancing scheme in recognition of our commitment to client satisfaction and consistently high standards.

We provide products and services to meet the needs of our clients, while having consideration for the impact on the natural environment and communities where we operate.

We provide high standards of service to our clients and have a complaints procedures policy in place for clients to ensure their concerns are efficiently addressed on those rare occasions where there is a problem we want our clients to tell us about it so that we can improve our standards.

Our People

Our people are our most valuable asset and we are totally committed to provide workplace in which diversity is valued and there are equal opportunities.

We believe in a healthy work life balance and offer flexible and part time working hours where at all possible.

The firm is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity.
Everyone at the firm is expected and required to treat all others equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless. We encourage equality of opportunity and respect for diversity in our relationships with staff, other solicitors, barristers, clients, and all other third parties.

The firm and its entire staff must treat everyone equally regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, racial group, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, political opinion, religion or other belief.

Our diversity figures for 2017can be found on our Web Site.

We support our employees with learning and professional development opportunities to help them reach their potential and maximise their contribution to Miller Evans’s strategy.

We carry out regular file reviews and annual appraisals to review performance and to identify any training requirements.

Our Environment

We are committed to behaving responsible towards protecting the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling.
Not only will this help to reduce our carbon footprint it will also reduce our bills.


By switching off lights, shutting down computers and other non-essential electrical appliances.
Ensuring that heating timers are set correctly and are turned down / off when not required.
Only printing first page of necessary emails.
Printing double sided in Black & White.
Encouraging staff that are able, to walk to work.


Files and folders to be reused where possible when files are achieved.
Reusing non confidential waste paper for scrap note paper.
Envelopes are re-used where possible.


Using recycle bins for non-confidential paper, cardboard and other acceptable waste including food packaging.
Sending used toners for recycling.
Confidential waste is shredded and then recycled.
Old office furniture and equipment is given to charity.

Our Community

Miller Evans & Co is a small, established law firm based in London’s Docklands, serving the local community.
Located in the borough of London’s Tower Hamlets and bordering on the borough of Newham two of the most deprived boroughs in London, with high percentages of children living in poverty and low income households.

Our aim is to use local suppliers and local services where available to benefit the community through the creation of jobs and to support local charities.

We aim to employ local staff where at all possible.

We encourage and support staff to take part in volunteering activities and have a policy enabling staff to take up to 3 days per annum.

We have engaged with Tower Hamlets Education business Partnership a charity focused on building the employability skills of students within the borough. Through our range of projects, business people help the pupils develop their confidence and raise their aspirations by bringing both practical experience of the world of work and presenting a positive role model. This also provides developmental opportunities for staff, raises employers’ knowledge of the local area. We have agreed to offer a work placement for a local student from St Pauls Way School for 2018.

Our chosen Charities for 2018 are:

First Love Foundation

A local charity set up in 2010, which have helped thousands of people in one of the UK’s most deprived boroughs get their lives back on track. They believe that no one should have to face a crisis alone. They are more than just a food bank; they offer support and advice to those in need as well as a much needed friendly face.

In November of 2016 we decided to support First Love Foundations Love Christmas appeal, everyone got onboard despite the short notice, we donated food items to make up hampers as donated gifts .
We will continue to support Fist Love foundations ‘Love Christmas’ Appeal in 2018 and are volunteering our time on the 4th December to help in their warehouse sorting donated food items and assembling Christmas Hampers.
Richard House Trust

Richard House Children’s Hospice was the first children’s hospice to open in London in 2000 they are located in Beckton, east London. They provide care and support to families that have children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions and complex healthcare needs. They care for children from birth until their twentieth birthday. The care that they provide is extremely specialist and can include short respite breaks, sibling and parent befriending groups, end of life care and bereavement counselling. The care that is provided comes at no cost to families that use them and has the specific aim of creating positive family experiences that become good memories for the future. It is located amongst some of the most socially deprived and ethnically diverse areas of the UK.

We have supported Richard House Children’s Hospice since 2007 donating monies and volunteering with their bucket collections days at Canary Wharf Station. This year it fell on 31st October so we got into the spirit of Halloween and Miller Evans raised £369.32.

We support individuals in their own volunteering activities and promote them via our facebook page and our website.

Solicitors supporting Richard House Hospice

Miller Evans & Co staff happily gave a few hours each during the morning of 31st October to bucket collect at Canary Wharf in aid of the worthy Richard House Trust. They started at 6am and all made efforts to dress appropriately for Halloween – raising a handsome £369.32.

Richard House Trust  provides care and support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses – a most worthy cause.

Volunteering were: Solicitors Kriti Sherchan and Shanaz Ali, Trainee Solicitor Angela Williamson, Practice Manager Fiona Morris and paralegal Ashley Kerr.



Solicitor Shanaz Ali collecting for Richard Trust Hospice
Shanaz Ali

E14 solicitors Miller Evans & Co collecting at Canary Wharf
Angela Williamson and Kriti Sherchan

E14 solicitors practice manager Fiona morris and paralegal Ashley Kerr collecting at Canary Wharf
Fiona Morris and Ashley Kerr



Giving to Macmillan Cancer Support

Miller Evans & Co solicitors E14 cupcake challenge

Cupcake bake-off
Fiona Morris and Ashley Kerr challenged each other to a cupcake bake-off challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The judges decided it was a tie. All proceeds were donated to the McMillan Cancer Support charity.

Kingston half marathon
Ashley successfully completed the Kingston half marathon – again in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

With cupcake sales and Ashley’s Richmond marathon we raised £155 for this very worthy cause.