Amanda started her legal career in commercial property and as a result of being made redundant, changed direction to become a Paralegal in family law. Whilst working, Amanda completed her legal studies in the evening to qualify as a Legal Executive.
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 predominantly private clients, having specialised in family law in 1995. The majority of Amanda’s work comes from referrals or recommendations.
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 drive 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. Amanda is an accredited mediator specialising in high conflict cases and is qualified to undertake direct consultation with children.
Looking toward to the future, Amanda has completed the Professional Practice Consultancy training. This has enabled Amanda to professionally supervise the mediation team and develop Solicitors in the firm who have 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 has written articles and made a number of media appearances. Amanda represented the mother in a reported child case of LVC  EWFC 1280.
Amanda can be contacted on 07761 827920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Thanks to Amanda Brown for her excellent advice and professional expertise."
"I would like to say thank-you for all your help to me and my daughter. Thank you very much."