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Amy Chapman

Amy Chapman

Amy commenced her training with Owen White and Catlin LLP in 2006, qualifying in September 2008.  She became a Senior Associate of the firm in October 2015.Accreditation Children Law Colour Gif

Amy works from our Ashford Office and specialises in all areas of Family Law, including matters concerning children, divorce and financial proceedings.

In relation to children, she specialises in and has extensive experience in all areas of public law and private law proceedings, representing parents, extended family members, and children alike. 

Her public law practice includes cases involving concerns about mental health difficulties, substance abuse, neglect, domestic violence, non-accidental injury (including fractures and shaken baby cases), sexual abuse and interference with medical equipment.  In proceedings, she frequently undertakes her own advocacy to allow for consistency in representation for clients.

Amy is experienced in dealing with divorce proceedings and advising clients in relation to financial matters following relationship breakdown.  She also represents parents in applications for financial order under Schedule 1 of the Children Act and advises in relation to co-habitation.

Amy is committed to ensuring that she achieves a fair outcome for clients, whatever the proceedings they are involved in and to ensuring that clients understand the process throughout.

Amy is a member of Resolution, the Association of Lawyers for Children and the National Association of Guardians ad litem and Reporting Officers.  Amy is also a Children’s Representative as a member of the Children Law Accreditation Scheme.

REPORTED CASE(S)

Re C (A Child) [2017] EWHC 370 (Fam) Represented the child concerned, through his Guardian, in relation to care proceedings whereby there were issues in relation to life sustaining treatment and declarations were sought by the hospital to withhold invasive treatment.

 

Secretary: Rebecca Clements - 01784 264106