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Amanda Jepson

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email Amanda.Jepson@42br.com

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Introduction

Amanda specialises in all areas of family law in which she has a busy practice, in particular in cases with an international element or of a public law nature.

Amanda has spent over two years in house with several local authorities in the South East, however she also has extensive experience of representing children, and parents including the sensitive use of intermediaries at trial to assist parents to participate and engage as fully as possible with the proceedings.

Amanda has been involved in all manner of family cases, such as where there are allegations of non-accidental injury, allegations of abuse, cases with an international element such as placement overseas or parents from other jurisdictions, relinquished babies, female genital mutilation, forced marriage orders, contested adoptions, selective mutism, fictitious illness, cases involving the Official Solicitor, Secure Accommodation Orders, cases at Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, and appeals.

Professional memberships

  • The South Eastern Mess
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • The Family Law Bar Association

Selected Cases

  • LB Havering v LV [2017] EWFC B3 (Fam)
  • Re AD and AM (Fact finding: re-hearing) [2016] EWHC 2912 (Fam)

Education

  • (King’s College) – LLM merit
  • (BPP) – BVC – Very Competent
  • (London University) – LLB – First Class Hons
  • (Auckland University) – BCom

Other information

  • Bar Pro Bono Unit volunteer
  • Previously spent 3 years as volunteer at Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Previously on the Bar Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Previously part time lecturer in Criminal Law

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2004 – Goldie Scholar, Gray’s Inn
  • 2004 – The Lady Oliver Law Prize, London

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