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Amy Stout

Call 2013

Email ajstout@3djb.co.uk

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Amy has a busy practice in all areas of Family Law, including Public Children (care proceedings), Private Children Proceedings and Financial Remedy Proceedings.

Amy is a fearless advocate who fights hard for her clients. She has strong client care skills and is well liked by solicitors and clients. Amy has experience beyond her years, particularly in relation to appeals, and is frequently instructed on complex cases.

Amy has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and accepts instructions at all levels of the Family Court. 

Amy is the Head of Pupillage in chambers and is heavily involved in the process of supporting and mentoring pupils within chambers and prospective pupils through the education department of Gray’s Inn.

Public Children Law

Amy is regularly instructed in Care Proceedings on behalf of parents, Local Authorities and Children. She has been instructed in a broad variety of proceedings including those involving:

  • Non-Accidental Injury;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Physical abuse;
  • Parties with significant mental health difficulties, including the loss of litigation capacity;
  • Parties with learning disabilities;
  • Deprivation of Liberty;
  • Addiction difficulties;
  • Domestic abuse;
  • Neglect.

Amy is praised for her ability to put nervous clients at ease and for being able to deal sensitively with clients who are particularly vulnerable.  

Amy has successfully appealed Care and Placement Orders in the Court of Appeal where the children were returned to their parents at the conclusion of proceedings.  

Private Children

Amy is regularly instructed in a wide range of private law disputes about children. She often deals with cases of alleged parental alienation, allegations of domestic abuse, allegations of sexual abuse and cases with international issues. Amy has been instructed on cases involving allegations of international abduction under the Hague Convention.

Amy has successfully appealed private children decisions, including a decision made by a Recorder to allow contact between a child and her Father where there was an outstanding risk of sexual abuse.

Amy has particular experience of costs in children proceedings, having undertaken extensive research on this issue when she appeared in the Supreme Court in the case of Re S [2015] UKSC 20.

Financial Remedy Proceedings

Amy acts in a wide range Financial Remedy proceedings, including cases involving non-disclosure of assets, arguments about pre and post-matrimonial accrual, cases with an international element and arguments in respect of trusts of property where intervenors are joined to proceedings.  

Amy is skilled at combining a rigorous analysis of legal arguments with a pragmatic family law approach.

Reported Cases

SR v MA (2019) EWHC 435 (Fam) 

Re S (Adequacy of Reasoning) (2019) EWCA Civ 1845  

In the Matter of S(A Child) [2015] UKSC 20

Re P (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 1483

Re F (A Child: Proportionality) [2018] EWCA Civ 2761

Degree/University

BA (Hons) in History, University of Leeds

MPhil in Early Modern History, University of Cambridge

GDL, Manchester Metropolitan University

BPTC, Manchester Metropolitan University

 

Scholarships/awards/prizes

Bedingfield Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

CPE Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

 

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

 

Family

Public and Private Children Proceedings

Financial Remedy Proceedings

Financial Provision for Children

Domestic Violence

Adoption

Forced Marriage

Court of Protection

Trusts of Land

Costs

 

Outside Interests

Food and travel, preferably together.

 

"The barristers are friendly, thorough and personable and are always willing to help. The clerk's and admin staff are excellent and always go over and beyond to assist."

 

"The cohesive clerking team in Chambers have a combined depth of experience which is second to none."

 

"Impressive skills to handle intractable and challenging divorce and financial remedy cases."

 

"Chambers has a dedicated and professional clerking team. They are able to deal with any enquiry and are most helpful and reassuring" 

 

"They have a wide range of top quality senior and junior barristers who deal with high net worth financial work and can handle any type of children work." 

 

"James Doble has an innate ability to assist in choosing the right barrister for the right case. He leads his team meticulously."