Aimee Fox

Year of Call: 2007
Email Address: aimee.fox@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Family

Family - Children

Aimee regularly appears at all stages of private law disputes. She represents parents, children and grandparents.

Aimee has a thriving practice in family finance law which allows her to advise on the interplay between marital or cohabitation breakdown and arrangements for children.

Aimee is regularly instructed in complex proceedings involving children which include allegations of physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence and parental alienation. Aimee is well equipped to handle applications where there has been social work involvement after spending a number of years representing parties in public law care proceedings.

Aimee’s expertise in education law allows her to excel in applications involving children with special educational needs, mental health diagnoses or disability. This allows her to provide advice on applications involving schooling.

Aimee is experienced in representing parties involved in disputes where there is expert evidence. In her areas of practice, she has cross-examined psychologists including educational psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists as well as teachers.

She has experience of internal and international relocation  cases and has provided training to solicitors on pursuing and defending relocation applications. Aimee has an LLM in European Law which makes her particularly adept in this area.

Aimee has been commended for her personable manner and client focused approach. She always seeks to find pragmatic and cost-effective solutions for her clients.

Family - Finance

Aimee has a wide variety of experience in family finance and cohabitation disputes. She has an established practice in proceedings under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.  Aimee is often instructed to represent parties where there are elements of inherited wealth or pre- or post-relationship acquired assets.

Aimee has been involved with a number of more complex matters including cases involving the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and personal injury. She has also been able to call upon her expertise in the law of special educational needs to assist in advising separating spouses whose children require bespoke accommodation or additional care.

Recent cases Aimee has been instructed on include representing the applicant in a civil partnership dispute worth several million pounds with assets including 12 properties and a very high value share portfolio.

Aimee is happy to advise in conference or provide written advice.

Aimee is available to provide bespoke training.

Notable cases

T, R (on the application of) v A Local Authority
This was one of the first cases, under the Children and Families Act 2014, in which a local authority’s Local Offer was under challenge. In judicial review, it was alleged that the Local Offer was unlawful for a number of reasons including the failure to offer Applied Behavioural Analysis (“ABA”) to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

R on the application of E (through C) v A Local Authority [2017]
This judicial involved the cross over in jurisdiction between children’s social care in respect of the local authority’s duty to accommodate a child under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and the Children and Families Act 2014. Aimee defended the local authority and permission was refused on the papers.

Recommendations

"I have already had an email from the client saying how wonderful you were and would just like to thank you again" – Partner at law firm

“Aimee is thorough and determined” – Partner at leading law firm

“An excellent outcome! Our client said that you were fantastic at court and is happy with the outcome” – Associate Solicitor

“A brilliant outcome!” – Associate Solicitor

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Academic qualifications

  • College of Europe Bruges: LLM European Community Law
  • Inns of Court School of Law: BVC, Very Competent
  • Queen’s University Belfast: LLB Law and French, 2:1
  • Université Lyon III, Diplome d’Etudes Françaises

Scholarships

  • Lincoln’s Inn European Education Award
  • Sunley Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • QUB Award for Distinction in Oral French

Professional bodies

  • Education Law Association
  • Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society
  • Bar Free Representation Unit
  • Family Law Bar Association

Direct Access

Aimee Fox is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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