Amy Rowe > Dawson Cornwell > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dawson Cornwell
11 Staple Inn

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Partner specialising in international family law, including child abduction, wardship, jurisdictional disputes, international relocation of children, registration and enforcement of foreign orders, stranded spouses, forced marriage and FGM. She is recognised in the legal directories for her expertise in cross border adoption cases, surrogacy and fertility law.


Trained at Bindmans LLP becoming Partner in 2018 and head of their Family and Matrimonial team. She joined Dawson Cornwell as a Partner in 2021.


Resolution Accredited Specialist in child abduction and children law; member of the International Family Law Committee; the Family Procedure Rule Committee International Family Working Group; the Resolution International Committee; the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA); fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; Chair of the Resolution International Mediation Working Party


BA (Hons) Law & Criminology 2:1 University of Sheffield; Legal Practice Course – Distinction at Nottingham Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Amy Rowe  –Dawson Cornwell

Dawson Cornwell has a ‘strong and broad team and is able to put the boots on the ground in a case very quickly, deploying a wide array of talents to meet any different issues that are thrown up’. The team has a ‘stellar’ reputation for its children work and is described as ‘leading in the field of international children work’. It also ‘has expertise in all area of family law’. Russell Bywater  heads the matrimonial department while Carolina Marin Pedreño leads the children department. There have been a number of significant additions to the team at a senior level. Amy Rowe  joined from Bindmans LLP and Simon Bruce   recently joined the team from Farrer & Co. Both have a ‘solid background and great reputations’ and should be ‘excellent additions’ to the team. It was also pleased to add Sarah Jane Lenihan  to its ranks from Stowe Family Law LLP who has been described as a ‘legal force of nature’. It remains ‘one of the best boutique family law firms’ in London.

London > Private client > Court of protection

(Firms to watch)

Dawson Cornwell has an ‘excellent and specialist’ court of protection team that is headed by Jeremy Abraham who has ‘many years of invaluable experience of acting as a panel deputy’. The addition of Amy Rowe to the team from Bindmans LLP ‘brings an incredible amount of experience to this team’.