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Amanda Clarke

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"Many thanks for all your support and the wonderful service you have provided on my behalf. I think this is an incredible outcome overall, and don’t think I would have managed to achieve this without your assistance and supervision”
Direct Access Client


Amanda accepts instructions in Family law and specialises in Public Law and Child Arrangements.

Public Law
Amanda accepts instructions from Parents, Guardians and Intervenors. A significant proportion of her cases involve non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, and/or chronic neglect. She also appears in Adoption and Special Guardianship Order cases.

Amanda is know for being extremely approachable, sensible and empathetic. She is the barrister of choice for many Solicitors with vulnerable clients, especially those with a learning disability or mental health difficulties.

Child Arrangements
Amanda is regularly instructed in highly emotive and complex child arrangements cases, whilst also having considerable experience in dealing with cases involving domestic abuse, coercive control and parental alienation.

Family Arbitration
Alongside her busy court based practice, Amanda became an accredited Child Arbitrator having qualified in 2017

Direct Access
Amanda accepts instructions through the Direct Access scheme.

Amanda is also a Senior Lecturer on the Bar Vocational Studies course at City, University of London. She teaches advocacy, written skills, and is head of the BVS Family Law team

When outside of work Amanda remains heavily invested in the further education of children and young adults, having been a Governor, including Chair of Governors, within the state and private sector for the past 10 years,


Notable Cases


  • Re TC and JC ( Children: Relocation) [2013] EWHC 292 (Fam), [2013] 2 FLR 484
  • Re T (Care Proceedings: Drug Testing) [2012] EWHC 4081 (Fam), [2013] 2 FLR 467


Qualifications, Associations


  • BSc (Hons), University of Manchester (1985)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Manchester Metropolitan University (1997)
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Direct Access trained
  • Children Arbitrator (CIArb)
  • Undertakes instructions from Advocate
Called 1998
Practice Areas: Family, Child Arbitration, Public Access

Email: aclarke@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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