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Amy Starnes

Amy Starnes 

Amy Starnes
Senior Associate (Family Lawyer)
Phone: 44 (0)20 7648 9256
Email: amy.starnes@mills-reeve.com
Office: London

What can you do for me?

I am a family solicitor specialising in disputes about the arrangements for children. For example, where a child should live, how much time a child should spend with each parent and whether a child should be removed from the jurisdiction by a parent.

I have particular experience dealing with matters involving issues of sexual abuse, domestic violence, mental health difficulties, issues of drug and alcohol misuse and intractable circumstances as well as cases with international elements.

In addition, I advise clients on the full range of issues which can arise out of relationship breakdown and divorce, including the following:

  • the division of finances, including cases involving family businesses, trusts and complicated pension arrangements;
  • issues confronting unmarried couples, including the sharing of assets and financial support for children;
  • cohabitation agreements, separation agreements and pre and post-marital agreements; and
  • cases where there is domestic violence involved.

What makes you different from other divorce lawyers? 

Dealing with issues that arise as a result of separation and divorce can be incredibly stressful. I will listen to you and to what you would like to achieve and seek to support you throughout the process. My aim is to prepare you for each step of the way by providing you with clear and pragmatic advice tailored to your particular circumstances. 

What do your clients say about you?

“Mills & Reeve LLP fields a team of ‘excellent lawyers who manage clients’ expectations brilliantly’ and which ‘offers a London service at non-London prices’.” (Legal 500 2016)

On a personal level (client feedback):

"They provide a Rolls-Royce service. They provide things well in advance, and keep you informed and in the loop. Very well organised too. I am full of praise for them."

"Client-focused advice delivered in a friendly, timely and professional way."

“Thank you so much one and all for all your help in achieving this...we are so appreciative of all your professional and human efforts.”

“You are a lovely, bright and very professional and caring team….. the outcome was great”

What involvement do you have in the local community?

I am a member of Resolution which is a national organisation of family lawyers who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

What else should I know? 

I am a member of OnlyDads and OnlyMums’ Family Law Panel. OnlyDads and OnlyMums are organisations which work closely with professionals to provide practical guidance and sign-posting for people going through separation and divorce. The Family Law Panel is a panel of family lawyers from across the country who provide support for people who might otherwise be unable to access legal advice.