Amanda is a solicitor and collaborative lawyer in the Family team. She specialises in resolving disputes arising from divorce and separation. Her cases often involve significant assets and have an international or trust element.
She has wide experience in every aspect of family law, with a particular focus on private children cases such as those involving international relocation, residence and contact issues, and child abduction. She advises a number of high profile individuals, including politicians and those from the entertainment industry, as well as city and business professionals.
Amanda combines an eye for detail with a client-centred, creative and diplomatic approach. She frequently works with colleagues from other teams to provide a rounded service.
She trained at Mishcon de Reya and worked at Payne Hicks Beach and Camilla Baldwin before joining Forsters in 2014.
The Legal 500 (2012 edition) referred to Amanda as 'highly rated'.
Divorce can pose a significant risk to a family's or an individual's wealth. However, a nuptial agreement can reduce or mitigate such risk. A common perception of nuptial agreements is that they are designed to limit the extent of one party's financial claims. While they can be used in this way, their greater utility in this context is their ability to reduce uncertainty and therefore risk.
When one or both parties to a marriage have a connection with another country in addition to England and Wales, there are international considerations and implications to take into account when considering a nuptial agreement. This could be because of where they live, their domicile or nationality or where their assets are based. Among other things, couples should consider where an agreement should be drawn up and whether an English nuptial agreement will be upheld abroad.