Amy Lush

Amy Lush

Year of Call: 2013
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Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Amy has a keen interest in all aspects of family law. As a tenant, Amy has been quick to gain experience advising and representing individuals in a wide range of family cases, including, financial disputes under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996; public law children proceedings; private law children proceedings including applications for enforcement and variation of Child Arrangements Orders; and Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.

Private law children

Amy regularly acts for Applicants and Respondents, including Rule 16.4 Children’s Guardians and grandparents, in all aspects of private law children proceedings. She is experienced in representing parties involving:

  • Cases of implacable hostility/ intractable disputes
  • 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

Public law children

Amy regularly acts for Local Authorities, parents, family members and Children’s Guardians. She is experienced representing parties involving:

  • Applications for Section 38(6) assessment
  • Parents with special educational needs and issues of cognitive impairment and capacity
  • Domestic violence
  • Repeat offending
  • Chronic neglect
  • Substance misuse, including prescription and illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol
  • Mental health
  • Adoption
  • Special Guardianship and kinship placements
  • Applications to discharge Care Orders/ Special Guardianship Orders

Financial Remedy

Amy regularly acts for Applicants and Respondents in cases involving financial remedies on divorce from First Directions Appointments through to Final Hearings. She is experienced representing and advising parties involving:

  • Inherited wealth
  • Non-matrimonial assets, including pre- and post- acquired assets
  • Applications to vary and enforce

Further, Amy is experienced advising and representing individuals in relation to applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Private Remote FDR Hearings

Amy is available for private remote FDR hearings. For more information on private remote FDR hearings please click here.

  • Recommendations

    An up-and-coming barrister 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.
    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 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

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Chambers and Partners rankings

  • Leading Junior 2022

Legal 500 rankings

  • Leading Junior 2022

Academic qualifications

  • College of Law (2013) BPTC- Very Competent
  • College of Law (2013) LLB (Hons)- 2.1
  • College of Law (2011) GDL- Commendation


  • Bar Council & FLBA International Legal and Professional Development Grant (2016)
  • Inner Temple Leonard Woodley Scholarship (2014)
  • Butterfield Pupillage Award (2013)
  • Inner Temple Exhibition Scholarship (2011)

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Resolution

Direct Access

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

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