William Tyzack > Chambers of Tim Amos KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tim Amos KC
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William practices in all areas of family law (finance and children), and welfare and financial issues relating to vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection.  Particularly EU and international cases – child abduction, relocation, international maintenance issues and private international law.  Has advised on English/EU law in European jurisdictions and elsewhere, and has provided expert evidence to the Supreme Court of New York, USA, and appeared in court in Portugal as an expert witness.  Recent cases: C v B [2014] EWHC 2069 (abduction); EY v RZ [2013] EWHC 4403 (abduction); Re B [2012] EWCA Civ 1082 (EU Maintenance Regulation); AR v RN (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 35; AB v JJB (EU Maintenance Regulation) [2015] 2 FLR 1143.

Publications: Articles on EU law in International Family Law Journal: [2012] IFL 277 and [2015] IFL 258; joint editor with Thorpe LJ of the collected papers of the 2011 Dartington Interdisciplinary Conference



Called 2007; Middle Temple; pupillage at QEB 2007-08.


German, French.


Family Law Bar Association; Western Circuit; Child Abduction Lawyers Association.


University of Oxford (first class hons, geography); City University (postgrad dip in law, commendation); BPP (BVC); Diplock Scholar of Middle Temple; City University Scholarship.


Previously a ski instructor in Verbier, Switzerland; enjoys surfing in Devon and walks on Dartmoor with his lurcher.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

William TyzackQueen Elizabeth Building (QEB) ‘William is calm, respectful and exceptionally persuasive. He breathes fresh life into every case he is on. He is one of the few barristers to combine excellent understanding of matrimonial/financial work with international children’s work.’

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

William TyzackQueen Elizabeth Building (QEB)William gets to the heart of a case very quickly. He understands the intricacies of a case and knows that needs to be done tactically in order to best achieve the client’s aims. He has always prepared well and has a very calm, measured style of advocacy that gets him far with the judges.