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Amanda Sandys

Counsel, Family

Amanda is Counsel and a collaborative lawyer in the Family team. She specialises in resolving disputes arising from divorce and separation. Her cases often involve significant assets and have an international or trust element.

She has wide experience in every aspect of family law, with a particular focus on private children cases such as those involving international relocation, residence and contact issues, and child abduction. She advises a number of high profile individuals, including politicians and those from the entertainment industry, as well as city and business professionals.

Amanda combines an eye for detail with a client-centred, creative and diplomatic approach. She frequently works with colleagues from other teams to provide a rounded service.

She trained at Mishcon de Reya and worked at Payne Hicks Beach and Camilla Baldwin before joining Forsters in 2014.

Amanda is recognised as a 'Rising Star' in The Legal 500 2023 edition. She is recognised as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in the Spear's 500 2022 directory.

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“Amanda is extremely well regarded in the profession for their ability and for being personable.” The Legal 500, 2024
"Amanda is great: resourceful, engaging and efficient. She is commercially astute, knowledgeable and inspires confidence." The Legal 500, 2020
“The team are personable, explain complex terms and protocol in laypersons’ terms, and are highly visible and responsive.”
The Legal 500, 2024