Date of Call: 2016
BSB Number: 68281
Amelia has a busy family practice that spans all areas of Family Law, with a specialism in private client matters including financial remedies, domestic abuse and in private law children matters relating to Child Arrangements, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issues. spans all areas of Family Law, with a specialism in private client matters including financial remedies, domestic abuse and children law.
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.
Family: Care & Children
Private Law Children: Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989
Amelia has a busy family 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 (Shared care/live with/contact) , Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders(i.e. school location), enforcement applications, cases involving domestic abuse, parental alienation, applications for change of names and cases involving removal from the jurisdiction.
Amelia accepts instructions at all stages of proceedings from initial hearings through to contested final hearings as well as fact finding hearings, appeals, short notice and urgent applications
She represents parents and other family members at fact finding hearings involving significant allegations of domestic abuse Physical/sexual/emotional harm & Substance misuse. Amelia also has experience representing clients in cases where a Rule 16.4 guardian has been appointed and acting on behalf of the children in these cases through their Children’s Guardian.
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. Charlotte frequently represents clients 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.
Divorce & Separation
Amelia has experience in representing both applicants and respondents in financial remedy proceedings and is happy to accept instructions from First Appointment to Final Hearing. Amelia is known for taking a pragmatic and focused approach, understanding the need for cost-effective solutions for clients. She represents clients at all stages of proceedings and has been instructed in cases involving pensions, non-disclosure of assets and non-matrimonial property Amelia has experience of dealing with applications where expert evidence is required including actuarial and accountancy reports and where there are disputes concerning pre- and post-acquired assets. Amelia is regularly instructed in financial remedy proceedings. She represents clients at all stages of proceedings and has been instructed in cases involving pensions, non-disclosure of assets and non-matrimonial property.
No 18 Children’s Arbitration & Resolution
- LLB, University of Southampton (2:1)
- Bar Professional Training Course, University of the West of England (Very Competent)
- Western Circuit
In her spare time Amelia enjoys keeping fit and training for her half-marathon and full marathon in 2023.
Qualified Legal Representatives in the Family Court – is it working?
Amelia King’s half-marathon and full marathon in aid of Salisbury Hospice Charity
Can the family court refuse to allow a party to give evidence or cross-examine?
M (A Child: Private Law Children Proceedings: Case Management: Intimate Images)  EWHC 986 (Fam) (29 April 2022)
Re B (A Child) (Unnecessary Private Law Applications)  EWFC B44
Observations from the Frontline: MOJ STAGE 3
No.18 Chambers Welcomes New Tenant – Amelia King (2016)
No.18 Chambers welcomes New Pupil Amelia King