Amelia King


Date of Call: 2016

BSB Number: 68281

Amelia has a busy practice that spans all areas of Family Law with a specialism in private client matters including private law children (Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders), financial remedies and cases involving domestic abuse.

Amelia was called to the Bar in 2016 after obtaining a ‘Very Competent’ grade on the BPTC which she studied on a part-time basis whilst working full-time as a Paralegal in a Hampshire law firm.

Amelia is an experienced advocate having practised as a County Court Advocate prior to obtaining pupillage where she attended courts on the Western Circuit for a variety of hearings including mortgage repossessions, infant settlements, Consumer Credit Act disputes and general applications.

Amelia has been praised for her professionalism, client care and quality of work which has led to her receiving repeat instructions.

Amelia is Direct Access qualified. Should you wish to instruct Amelia on a Direct Access basis, please contact the clerks.

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Family: Care & Children

Private Law Children: Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

Amelia has a busy private law practice and regularly accepts instructions on behalf of both applicants and respondents. She is experienced in all private law children matters including applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, enforcement applications, applications for change of names and cases involving removal from the jurisdiction. She represents both applicants and respondents at fact finding hearings involving significant allegations of domestic abuse.

Amelia accepts instructions at all stages of disputes from initial hearings through to contested final hearings as well as fact finding hearings, appeals, short notice and urgent applications.

Domestic violence & injunctions

Amelia frequently represents both applicants and respondents who are involved in Family Law Act 1996 proceedings. She has extensive experience in applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders, from without notice hearings through to final hearing, including where those applications are linked to Children Act 1989 proceedings. 

Amelia is also a registered Qualified Legal Representative (“QLR”) meaning she is on the Court List to be appointed by the Court to undertake cross-examination work in family proceedings. Please click here for more information on Amelia's role as a QLR.

Amelia can accept instructions at all stages of disputes.

Family: Finance

Divorce & Separation

Amelia has experience in representing both applicants and respondents in financial remedy proceedings.

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  • LLB, University of Southampton (2:1)
  • Bar Professional Training Course, University of the West of England (Very Competent)


  • Western Circuit

Personal Info

In her spare time Amelia enjoys keeping fit and exploring the countryside.

What others say

Amelia is a brilliant barrister. She is both professional and personable, and a pleasure to work with.

(Laura Braithwaite - Campbell Hooper & Co )

I have instructed Amelia on a number of matters and have been very pleased with her work. She is efficient, reliable and thorough. Amelia also provides detailed and prompt attendance notes, which is very helpful in progressing cases quickly. Amelia is well liked by clients and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

(Hannah Rendall - Richard Griffiths)

Amelia is very competent and has an excellent way of reassuring vulnerable clients. She has sound technical knowledge and able to convey it clearly in her advice. She is a pleasure to work with and is very approachable.

(Clizia Motterle at RWK Goodman)

I have always found Amelia to be extremely reliable and consistent. She has an approachable and friendly mannerism with clients, and she is responsive to queries and always provides very thorough attendance notes promptly following a hearing. This makes things infinitely easier for me as the instructing solicitor. I therefore have no hesitation in instructing Amelia on all family matters.

(Dan Norris – Churchers solicitors)