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Payne Hicks Beach LLP

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Amy is a senior associate in the Family department.

Amy has specialised exclusively in family law since qualifying as a solicitor, with a particular focus on complex financial remedy work involving significant wealth.

She regularly advises in jurisdiction disputes and her cases frequently involve families and assets in multiple jurisdictions, complex corporate structures, and overseas pensions. Amy often advises individuals on private children law matters including child arrangement issues and leave to remove cases.

Amy has worked on cases being heard at all levels including in the Supreme Court. She has been named by the Legal 500 for the last 3 years as a ‘Rising Star’, described by the directory as ‘ incredibly diligent’ and rated ‘very highly’.

Amy featured in the Citywealth Top 50 Private Client and Family Legal Heroes list in 2022 and is an appointed member of Resolution’s Pension, Tax and Financial Remedies Committee.


Amy read International Business with Languages at Sheffield Hallam University undertaking Erasmus and a placement year in France before converting to law. Following the conclusion of her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law and after a gap year working in Canada, she trained with a leading national family law team, moving to London upon qualification in 2015. Amy was promoted to senior associate in 2021 and joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2023 from Dawson Cornwell LLP.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Rising stars)

Amy Barrow – Payne Hicks Beach LLP

The strength and prestige of the Payne Hicks Beach LLP team is peerless’. It is led by Rebecca Cockcroft, whose ‘forensic approach to cases is extremely effective, and she always goes the extra mile for clients’. The lawyers are at the ‘top of their game’ with ‘strength and depth across the board and are involved in some of the biggest cases’. Baroness Fiona Shackleton is praised for her ‘extraordinary judgment and tactical acumen’ and has been described as ‘the doyenne of ultra-high-net-worth financial remedies work’. The practice is highly regarded for its considerable expertise in handling both high-net-worth financial remedies and children law matters, and the group is frequently instructed in high-profile cases that appear in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Philip McGuirk has a busy practice in post and pre-nuptial agreements, which often involve a cross-jurisdictional element. Ben Parry-Smith covers all aspects of financial remedy work, while Sarah Williams is the head of the modern family law practice and Simon Beccle has extensive experience of dealing with complex financial cases. Other highly regarded members of the department include Matthew Booth, Nick Manners, Katie Parkes, and Catherine Costley. Joshua Moger was recently promoted to the partnership, and senior associate Amy Barrow joined the practice from Dawson Cornwell LLP in April 2023.