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Bindmans LLP

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Work 020 7833 4433
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London E14, London WC1X

Amy Rowe

Work +44 20 7833 4433
Bindmans LLP

Work Department

Family and Matrimonial


Partner and head of the Family and Matrimonial team. She is a specialist in all aspects of domestic and international family law, and particularly international disputes involving children.


Extensive experience of the many different aspects of international family law including child abduction cases involving both Hague and non Hague Convention countries, jurisdictional disputes and relocation cases where a parent wants to travel abroad with their child temporarily or permanently. Amy also acts for abandoned spouses and in cases concerning forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Regularly acts for parents in domestic disputes about children, including difficult contact and residence cases.

Amy has a practice in adoption and fertility law, including the law relating to sperm and egg donation and surrogacy arrangements (both domestic and international).

She has carved out a niche advising and litigating in complex and contentious proceedings on behalf of foreign public bodies in relation to cross border disputes in care proceedings and the protection of children and vulnerable adults living in this jurisdiction under orders of foreign courts.

Amy is known for obtaining excellent results for our clients and she is praised for taking an imaginative and determined approach to difficult cases, even when the way forward is not at first obvious. She has a passionate and unwavering dedication to fighting difficult cases, and a proven ability to take on and win complex, novel cases, including in the Supreme Court.




Resolution International Committee and the Resolution London Regional Committee.


  • Studied Law at the University of Sheffield.

  • Completed the LPC at Nottingham Law School

London: Private client


Within: Next generation lawyers

Amy Rowe - Bindmans LLP

Within: Family

The ‘excellent’ Amy Rowe  heads the team at Bindmans LLP, which is ‘one of the leading children firms in London and is noted for is international work’. Rowe is ‘thorough, incisive and brilliantly prepared. Her knowledge of international children disputes is outstanding’. Associate Olivia Piercy is ‘very committed to each client and has boundless energy’. Solicitors Jamie Phillips  and Tracey Ann Mason are both ‘knowledgeable ‘. The team’s matrimonial practice is flourishing with an increasing number of high-net-worth cases with a complex cross-border dimension.

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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Bindmans LLP's multifaceted offering sees it cover the interface between Brexit and areas such as employment law, family law, human rights law and immigration law. Clients in this space include individuals, businesses, education bodies and unions. Another pillar of the firm's Brexit work is its involvement with grassroots, rights-focussed organisations; John Halford and Liz Barratt recently advised NGO Here For Good on EU and discrimination law issues, as they relate to EU nationals planning to reside in the UK post-Brexit; they have also co-authored a detailed legal guide for EU nationals on the topic of planning and securing their rights in the UK. The firm also has a strong reputation in litigation and related policy work, having previously acted for the crowd-funded People's Challenge Group in R (Miller and Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Tamsin Allen, who acts for the Cambridge Analytica whistleblowers Christopher Wiley and Shahmir Sanni, recently instructed counsel to prepare an opinion on whether or not there were grounds to suspect that criminal offences had been committed by individuals associated with the Leave campaign. Halford represented MPs Tom Brake and Chris Leslie in Scottish judicial review proceedings seeking a reference to the CJEU for a ruling on whether or not the Article 50 notice can be unilaterally withdrawn by the UK. Elsewhere, the team is currently analysing the UK and EU position papers on the citizens' rights elements of the proposed withdrawal agreement to assess where rights have been overlooked or will be left unprotected, and possible legal remedies. Associate Olivia Piercy is a member of Resolution's Working Party on Brexit, which is analysing and itemising key family law legislation which will be impacted by Brexit; the objective of this work is to provide the UK government with a detailed assessment of EU amendments to domestic family law, which will need to be preserved post-Brexit. Amy Rowe (the head of the family and matrimonial team) and Ashley Fleming (an associate in the immigration team) are other recommended individuals at the firm.

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