The 'outstanding' Amy Fallows is praised for her 'professional approach' and 'straight-forward and pragmatic advice' - Legal 500 2020
Amy is a Partner in the Family team, based in Carlisle and Penrith.
Having achieved a first-class honours degree in European Law at Lancaster university and then a distinction at Guildford College of Law. Amy trained as a family lawyer at Osbornes Solicitors, Camden Town, and qualified in 2001. She joined Burnetts in November 2002 and became a Partner in 2007.
She advises on all aspects of family law and especially enjoys acting for clients who are working abroad, resolving their childcare issues or financial disputes. Amy has experience of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in this context.
She is equally adept at guiding grandparents or other relatives through tricky Special Guardianship applications for children. She loves exercising her brain with complicated trust issues arising from cohabitation disputes or family company divorces. She has recently dealt with a number of 'parental alienation' childcare cases.
Whilst Amy is happy to 'fight the client's corner', she values her collaborative work, using the skills and resolution techniques which truly assist clients at what is inevitably a difficult time. She never loses sight of what is important to her clients and the advantage of an agreed outcome.
Amy's clients benefit from her straightforward, pragmatic approach. She is unfazed by complicated cases and relishes the challenge of achieving a solution that is both fair and practical.
In April 2019 Amy was appointed a deputy district judge, which is a part-time judicial role. Amy continues to practise as a Resolution-accredited specialist and a qualified collaborative lawyer.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in her garden and taking her dog Coco on walks in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
"Amy's knowledgeable advice and extensive experience meant that any issues were dealt with promptly and in the most robust way, and I felt reassured by her calm and measured approach." - Chambers 2020