- Clerk Name: Robert Leonard
- Clerk Telephone: 01202 292102
- Clerk Email: [email protected]
Amy Lush is a family law barrister who specialises in all aspects of private children and financial remedies, including, financial disputes under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; private law children proceedings, including applications for enforcement and variation of child arrangements orders; and non-molestation and occupation orders.
She receives instructions from applicants, respondents, parents, guardians, extended family members and intervenors from first hearings through to final hearings and any subsequent appeal proceedings. Amy also represents parties in family injunctions.
Amy is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and Resolution. She is a committee member for Hampshire Young Resolution and has recently been appointed to Resolution’s Wellbeing Committee. She is also a qualified collaboration lawyer with Resolution and is a member of the Solent Collaboration Group (POD).
She is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme, or assist with ongoing matters.
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Amy Lush is a highly respected - and rated by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 - family barrister, specialising in children and divorce.
Private law children
Amy regularly acts for applicants and respondents, including rule 16.4 Children’s Guardians, grandparents and intervenors, in all aspects of private law children proceedings. She is experienced in representing parties involving:
- Cases of implacable hostility/ intractable disputes/ parental alienation
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Mental health
- Substance misuse, including prescription and illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol
- Repeat offending
- Relocation, both within the UK and outside the jurisdiction
- Temporary removal from the jurisdiction
Amy regularly acts for applicants and respondents in cases involving financial remedies from first directions appointments through to final hearings. She is experienced representing and advising parties involving:
- Maintenance pending suit
- Issues relating to disclosure
- High net worth cases as well as cases with limited assets
- Inherited wealth
- Family businesses
- Foreign assets
- Non-matrimonial assets, including pre- and post- acquired assets
- Special contribution
- Personal injury awards
- Applications to vary and enforce
Private FDR Hearings
Amy is available for private FDR hearings.
Amy is able to accept instructions from clients through the Public Access scheme or assist with ongoing matters.
Amy Lush has expertise advising on a range of children matters, including both public and private law issues. She handles a broad spectrum of issues including, relocation, non-accidental injuries and sexual abuse cases.
“She is very confident and you want her in your corner if you have tough elements in a case.”
“Amy is fantastic.”
Chambers UK 2024/Family/Children/Western Bar
“She is a tenacious advocate who is fair and pragmatic in her approach.”
“She has shown a level of compassion and understanding with clients, competently and confidently advising them and managing expectations.”
“Amy is an effective advocate with a reassuring manner.”
Chambers UK 2023/Family/Children/Western Bar
Strengths: "She's really tactical in her advice and will look at things from many perspectives." "She’s a capable barrister with a good, hard-working approach to her cases."
Chambers UK 2022/Family/Children/Western Bar
‘Amy is thorough and always very well-prepared. Her attention to detail means that her advocacy is of a very high standard.’
Legal 500 2024/Family: Children and Domestic Violence)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
'Amy has a wonderful rapport with clients and is able to quickly put them at ease with her friendly yet professional approach. She is extremely hardworking, and has a focused mind.'
Legal 500 2023/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Amy has a fantastic manner with clients and has a way of easing their anxieties and worries almost immediately. She is always well-prepared.’
Legal 500 2022/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Very strong in communicating well with all types of client. Very strong legal knowledge, coupled with being highly adept at explaining to clients the relevance or otherwise of particular points. Even when delivering advice which is not what the client wants, skilled at explaining why and obtaining the client's understanding.’
Legal 500 2021/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Attentive, efficient, and thorough.’
Legal 500 2020/Family and children law/Leading juniors
'Competent, great manner with clients and court staff alike.'
Thomson Reuters Report 2017