Spotlight On...Amanda Brown
- AuthorCatherine Wheatcroft
Amanda joined the family team in 2001, which then became Family Law Group in 2005. When Amanda joined, it became apparent to her that she would be joining a focused and highly competitive team, so needed to be the very best at what she did.
Amanda is a Director of the firm supporting the Nottingham and Chesterfield office and specialising in divorce and finance work, mediation and collaborative law.
Amanda works with both private and Legal Aid clients, having specialised in family law in 1995. The majority of Amanda’s work comes from referrals or recommendations from previous clients.
Amanda comments, “Very early on in my career I set myself personal goals, which meant that I applied for Panel Membership through the Law Society as soon as I could in order to become a specialist.” Amanda has an interest in alternative dispute resolution, which enabled her to train and develop a practice of collaborative law and mediation work. “It is my sheer determination and strive for perfection that has resulted in progression of my career to become a Director in 2010,” adds Amanda.
Whilst at Family Law Group, Amanda has developed the mediation practice, enabling the firm to take on consultant mediators providing mediation services across all of the firm’s offices.
Looking toward to the future, Amanda is particularly interested in undertaking the Professional Practice Consultancy role and hopes to complete her training in October 2016. This will enable Amanda to professionally supervise the mediation team and develop Solicitors in the firm who has an interest in becoming mediators.
Clearly passionate about her career, Amanda commented that at Family Law Group, she particularly likes the way in which everyone works together as a team and has the same goals and values. She is proud of the fact that the team aims to be the best at what they do and their main focus is on client care.
When asked what Amanda likes most about her legal profession Amanda concluded, “I enjoy client contact and the ability to assist and support them through a difficult time. It is satisfying to be able to offer honest and straightforward advice.”
“On a day to day basis I am interested in the financial aspects of separation, analysing and considering options and proposals for settlement. I work with a great team of people, who can be relied upon and I enjoy supporting junior colleagues to progress in their careers.”
Amanda Brown, Director