Lucy Stone KC > Chambers of Tim Amos KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tim Amos KC
Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB)
QUEEN ELIZABETH BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BS
England
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Position

Lucy was once again ranked this year as a first tier matrimonial finance silk by the Legal 500, where she was described as ‘the very best of the best, with an astonishing eye for detail and an outstanding memory’, and as a first tier matrimonialfinance silk by Chambers & Partners, which described her as ‘a revered matrimonial finance silk’. Reviewers this year said, ‘when you want one of the best legal brains in the business, go to Lucy’; and ‘with Lucy on board, you’ll know from day one that your client and your team are going to win’. Lucy has also been described as ‘quite simply the most accomplished all-round family law silk’ (The Legal 500) and as ‘gold-plated counsel’ (Chambers & Partners). ln silk since 2001, Lucy acts in the most complex financial matters for ultra high net worth individuals from all walks of life. She has had many clients from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Lucy regularly advises on and drafts nuptial agreements, both domestic and international. She also specialises in civil partnership and cohabitee disputes; in claims under Schedule 1 of the Children Act and Part lllof the Matrimonialand Family Proceedings Act 1984; and in jurisdictional disputes. She has been involved in a number of cases in Hong Kong, including appearing successfully in a leading case in the Hong Kong Court of Appeal. She has dealt with numerous matters involving Jewish law, and the Beth Din; and with Sharia law. Lucy is highly numerate, has a meticulous eye for detail, and is known for her exceptional and comprehensive preparat¡on and realistic advice. She has an easy manner towards both her professional and lay clients. ln Court, she combines a mastery of her papers with powerful and persuasive advocacy. Notwithstanding the nature of her work, she believes that the most effective outcome is achieved by combining forcefulness with courtesy. Over the years she had been,reported to inspire ‘laudatory comment for her ‘meticulous preparation, pragmatism and accessibility to clients’, combining ‘excellent intellect with effective communication skills’, and has been described as ‘pretension-free, very sensible, kind and sympathetic.’ ‘Lucy-no-Stone-left-unturned,’ as she is known, is one of the best-prepared advocates at the Bar. Those instructing her have complete faith in the fact that ‘she’ll always be up to speed and have the clients eating out of her hand.’ Furthermore, she cuts to the chase admirably ‘Stone extracts information in five minutes that others would take half an hour to get.’ ‘Once in court she impresses with her “punchy, incisive advocacy”.’
Interesting cases include: Z v A [2012] EWHC 1434; K v L (Non-Matrimonial Property: Special Contribution) [2011] EWCA Civ 550, [2011] 2 FLR 980; HJFG v. KCY CACV127/2011 (Hong Kong Court of Appeal); K v L (Ancillary Relief: Inherited Wealth) – [2010] 2 FLR 1467;
S v S (No 2) (Ancillary Relief: Application to Set Aside Order) – [2010] 1 FLR 993; Jones v Jones [2010] EWCA Civ 890.

Career

Called 1983; Middle Temple; QC 2001; head of Chambers 2007-10; Bencher of the Middle Temple 2010. Has served on the Bar Council and on the committee of the FLBA.

Memberships

Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and member of the Family Law Bar Association.

Education

Cambridge University (Classics and Law).

Leisure

Entertaining, reading, theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Lucy Stone KCQueen Elizabeth Building (QEB) ‘Lucy is at the top of her game. Her forensic, incisive advocacy and cross-examination are masterful. She is forceful, determined and always on top of her brief. Her cross-examination is exceptionally searching and can bring down the opposition’s case like a house of cards.’

Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB) is ‘an excellent set with real strength in depth’ and a team of advocates who are ‘extremely competent and knowledgeable about all areas of family law’. Head of chambers Tim Amos KC specialises exclusively in family law, with particular expertise and ‘encyclopedic knowledge’ of international family law. Lucy Stone KC is admired for her ‘commanding presence in court and meticulous preparation’. Rising star Joe Rainer is known to be ‘calm and confident under pressure’ and successfully represented the wife in A v A (Arbitration Guidance), a matter which set down guidance to be applied in challenging Financial Remedy arbitral awards in the wake of the Haley case in 2020.