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Amanda Bewley



Amanda is a fearless advocate, practicing in public and private children cases.

Amanda has a keen eye for detail and is popular with her instructing solicitors and clients alike for her approachable manner yet robust advocacy. Amanda is always happy to provide ongoing advice in respect of matters in which she is engaged, and solicitors find her readily contactable and responsive.

Amanda is often instructed in the most complex and demanding proceedings.


Amanda is an experienced advocate in public law cases, representing parents, family members, children and local authorities. She is instructed in complex cases involving factitious illness, non-accidental injury and sexual abuse.  Amanda brings particular skill to cases where there is medical complexity. She is a compassionate yet effective advocate.

Amanda specialises in all aspects of private law cases. She is frequently go-to counsel for cases including finding of fact hearings and the involvement of a children’s guardian. She is known to fight tenaciously for her clients and for dispensing realistic advice.

Amanda has a justified reputation for her ability to quickly develop a rapport with her clients and meticulous case preparation. She has a particular aptitude for representing individuals who have barriers to effective communication.

Practice Areas

Private Law Children

Public Law Children

Local Authority


Education and Professional Memberships

Called to the Bar by Inner Temple November 2005

LLB (Hons) University of Liverpool

Bar Vocational Course, MMU

Family Law Bar Association

Inner Temple



Recorder, Northern Circuit (Family)

Assistant Coroner for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire


Chambers’ Director, September 2022-December 2023

Secretary to the East Midlands FLBA, 2016-2018

Midland Circuit Representative on the Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group, 2017-2018

Circuit Junior to the Midland Circuit, 2014-2015

Cases and publications

Nottingham County Council v Farmer & Ors [2022] EWFC 66

A Local Authority v MM, NM, MC, CM and W, X, Y and Z [2020] EWFC 65

How to upgrade your resilience, Counsel Magazine, April 2023

Mental health awareness and suicide prevention in the family justice system: a different Covid-19 issue [2020] Fam Law 795


“Amanda is very personable with a quiet confidence and is very dedicated to her clients. Her written advocacy is excellent and when addressing the court orally always tends to have the ear of the judge, due to her understated but knowledgeable and well-prepared style.” Legal 500, 2024

“Amanda is a very dedicated advocate who cares passionately about her work. She is down to earth, and her approach calms clients.” Legal 500, 2023

“She has particular expertise in acting for parents with mental health issues.” Legal 500, 2018

“Experienced in all areas of children law.” Legal 500, 2017

“Experienced in representing parents with mental health issues and learning difficulties.” Legal 500, 2016

“Undertakes complex public law cases and family-related inquests work.” Legal 500, 2015