Amy qualified as a Solicitor in March 2019 having trained with Tolhurst Fisher. Amy has worked in the litigation and matrimonial department since October 2015 having built up a wealth of experienced whilst being involved in a wide range of general litigation and matrimonial cases.
Since working in the family department since 2015 Amy has developed an understanding in private children matters, divorce and dissolution, cohabitation disputes and ancillary relief and prides herself on being able to offer her client’s reliable, thorough and practical advice.
– Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
– Cohabitee disputes
– Deeds of separation
– Financial settlements for married couples and civil partners
– Financial settlements for cohabiting and unmarried couples
– Applications to vary agreements
– Relationship planning through the preparation of pre or post nuptial agreements or cohabitation agreements
– Child matters
– Declarations of parentage
– Change of name deeds
– Domestic abuse
– Going to the gym
– Record collecting
Amy has assisted in a number of successful applications in respect of variation of financial agreements.
1. In one such case Amy assisted A (the Client) in defending an application to vary an undertaking made within a financial Order. In this matter A’s former partner B made an application to the County Court to vary the terms of an undertaking previously agreed in ancillary proceedings a number of years prior. B’s application was on the basis that they would no longer be obligated to make payments in redemption of a joint liability and that any arears in payment be forgiven. This application was successfully defended and it was ordered that in addition to the original repayments under the undertaking that B would make payments to A in respect of the longstanding arrears as well as A’s costs incurred in defending the application.
2. Amy has also assisted in disputes between cohabiting partners that required court intervention. In one such case we acted on behalf of C (the Client) who issued proceedings under Schedule One of the Children Act in order to secure accommodation for the children of the family until the youngest child had reached the age of 18. C’s former partner D made a cross-application under TOLATA for an order that they receive their interest in the property immediately, rather than several years down the line. C’s application was successful and it was ordered that the family home should be preserved for the benefit of the children, with a charge over the property in favour of D which he could redeem once the youngest child attained the age of 18 or finished secondary education, whichever was the later.
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