Leading family law specialist Amanda Andrews has joined top 50 law firm Penningtons Manches Cooper as a partner in its family practice and private wealth group. Her arrival brings the total number of family partners at the firm to 14 – the largest cohort amongst the top tier firms ranked by the leading legal directories.
Prior to joining Penningtons Manches Cooper, Amanda was head of the family department at Winckworth Sherwood. She has more than two decades of experience in all aspects of family law, with significant expertise in complex children, financial and property issues including offshore trusts and corporate structures.
Amanda is also a trained mediator with a strong belief in working with clients to resolve issues without recourse to court proceedings wherever possible, and an active member of Resolution, the country’s leading association of family lawyers.
Consistently ranked as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 Amanda is described in the 2020 edition as “a first-class lawyer who nails it every time”. She is also recognised by specialist publisher Citywealth as a prominent figure in its Leading Lawyers Honours List.
Jane Craig, head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s family practice, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Amanda to our team. Her wealth of experience will be a great asset to both the family department and to our private wealth group - we are all very much looking forward to working with her.”
The firm’s family lawyers currently act in many of the leading cases in England and Wales and several hold leadership positions in organisations including the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the International Bar Association, positioning the department at the very forefront of advice on international family law issues. Four partners from the team have previously chaired Resolution, the UK’s leading specialist family law solicitors’ organisation.
The family practice plays a key role in Penningtons Manches Cooper’s private wealth group, a major area of strategic development for the business. Its specialists are nationally and internationally acknowledged as leaders in their field and provide a comprehensive service for private individuals, family offices and their advisers, entrepreneurs and business owners.