Amy Richardson

Child Care / Family

As stated above, I have a vast experience of all childcare matters, both public and private, and have had the advantage of having appeared for both family members and Local Authorities.

I have appeared in many complex finding of fact hearings involving multiple allegations (often with a criminal element) in addition to initial emergency applications.

In respect of private work, I have represented parents, grandparents, and guardians in a variety of cases

In terms of childcare and family work, I have had conduct of the cases involving the following:

  • Placement orders
  • Care Orders
  • Child arrangement orders
  • Supervision orders
  • Non molestation orders
  • Ouster orders
  • Allegations of sexual abuse
  • Allegations of neglect
  • Non accidental injuries

About me

I was called to the bar of England and Wales 2009 and have over 12 years advocacy experience and client management in a variety of areas, namely, childcare (both public and private), high value ancillary relief, divorce, and non-molestation orders (both for applicant and respondent)​

I have worked offshore and am a qualified Guernsey Advocate in addition to being a member of the Bar of England and Wales. I was also a partner within a busy offshore family firm.

Due to this, I have been fortunate enough to have exposure to an extremely broad and high-calibre scope of work, and so can operate a varied and high-volume practice.​

Since returning to the United Kingdom, I have worked in house for a Local Authority within their children safeguarding department with a specialism in the conduct of cases with allegation of serious sexual abuse and neglect.

I have also undertaken CPS agency work in all aspects of criminal court trials, with a focus on violent offences. In contract, I also have a specialism I the defence of historic sexual offences.

Lastly, I have experience of high end commercial and civil litigation, having the benefit of working within a fast paced offshore commercial sector.

Professional & academic

Northumbria University

LLB Hons Law (2:1)

Bar Vocational Course – Highly commended / Outstanding in Advocacy

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