Consultant Solicitor

Keith Mills

Consultant litigation solicitor

Keith advises and acts for private and commercial clients – both small and large organisations – he is a specialist lawyer for all types of contracts and contractual disputes in the Birmingham area. His advice is strategically sound and focused on achieving the client’s aims and limiting costs where possible.

Keith has an excellent success rate in litigation, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution generally. For example he represented the UK subsidiary of an international energy supply company in a dispute over alleged faulty installation work at a residential development. Also, he acted for a claimant train component manufacturer in arbitration proceedings against a supplier of alleged defective parts involving heavy reliance on scientific evidence.

Keith  also has a wide knowledge of private client issues, involving disputed/contested wills and trusts.

For many years, Keith was a member of the Charity Commission panel for the appointment of Receivers and Managers. He was appointed to that position in respect of a number of Charities. Keith remains a charity trustee and trustee of various family trusts.

Reported Cases

  • Successfully acting in the reported leading case of Harborne Road Nominees Ltd v Karvaski & Anor [2011] EWHC 2214 (Ch) concerning issues of unfair prejudice.
  • Successfully acting in the reported case of Challinor v Challinor [2009] WTLR 931 one of the leading cases in connection with claims by adult children with disabilities pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.


Keith specialises in all aspects of commercial work with a particular focus on management issues, disputes, business arrangements and company structures. His career has seen him gain wide experience in Europe, United States and the Bahamas.

Professional Experience

  • Senior positions – Head of Commercial, Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of Construction
  • In 2014 successfully set-up a consultancy offering services to commercial organisations including charities.
  • Regularly appeared in the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory. He was previously listed as a “leading individual” and has been described as having “excellent strategic judgment and commercial sense”


In his spare time, Keith has a keen interest in British and American stamps and coins. He is also an avid gardener and studies and writes about the wild flowers of England.