Amanda Bell

Associate | London

Amanda is an associate in the divorce and family team.

She specialises in complex matrimonial finance work and has a particular interest in pre and postnuptial agreements. She also has experience in children matters, including cases involving intractable contact and parental alienation.

Amanda works with a wide range of clients, both domestic and international, including City professionals, entrepreneurs, the independently wealthy, people in media and their spouses/partners.

She builds strong relationships with her clients by listening to them and offering them pragmatic, solution focused advice. She aims to work together with clients to reach a negotiated settlement out of the court arena wherever possible. When proceedings (whether in court or arbitration) are necessary, she is used to litigating to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Secretary Sarah Carter

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Throughout my whole experience with Withers, Amanda was totally cool headed and prepared beyond my expectations. She was kind and endlessly patient. I always felt that she was several steps ahead whilst also watching my back.

Mother of three, Kent
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Amanda has been exceedingly responsive throughout and is tough, straight talking and succinct when giving advice – but at the same time I felt she was compassionate and sensitive to the delicate situation in which I found myself. She is very bright and excels in strategic thinking. It impressed me that she was able to think several steps ahead and anticipate the consequences. Amanda is clearly technically excellent and highly experienced as well as being hard-working and ambitious – a powerful combination.

Partner at US Law Firm
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Working with Amanda was first class. She is highly competent and brought my divorce to a swift and satisfactory conclusion. She is thorough and quick thinking and was able to support the best possible outcome for my case. She was also sensitive and thoughtful in what was a challenging personal situation. I would absolutely recommend her.

City Professional, West London
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At what was one of the worse times in my life I found Withers to represent me in my divorce – more specifically Amanda. It has to be said it was a very trying time for me but Amanda guided me through the process with minimum fuss and intrusion. She is incredibly professional and knowledgeable and no question was too trivial to bring up and be answered swiftly.

Mother of two, Kent
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Amanda was invaluable through a difficult time for my family. I came to rely on her for sound judgement and timely advice. She regularly provided options to keep expense to a minimum but without compromising settlement outcomes. She is an exceptional solicitor.

Tech firm executive

Track record

Admissions

Publications

Memberships

R v R [2015], a Court of Appeal case concerning the jurisdiction of a court in England and Wales to deal with a spousal maintenance application in the context of European legislation following previous proceedings in another EU member state.

Vaughan v Vaughan [2010], a Court of Appeal case where the husband sought to terminate an order for maintenance payable to his former wife.

Working in the New York family courts, assisting women who have been subject to domestic violence.

England and Wales, 2011

‘Opportunities and Threats’ - Family law Journal, an article exploring the effects that recent changes to pensions rules will have on the division of assets and assessment of maintenance upon divorce - May 2016

YRes

Resolution

International Association of Young Lawyers

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2013

London

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