Amanda qualified in 1989, a time when fax machines were all the rage and word processors were beginning to threaten the existence of carbon paper and typewriters; a time of access to justice for all but a few.
Not long after starting her career as a property lawyer she was introduced to family work and quickly embraced the challenge of resolving personal and often complex issues. Those years of commercial experience have served to enhance a solution-focused approach to dispute resolution in her sole area of practice.
Amanda’s a big-hearted, one-woman Northern Powerhouse with a wealth of experience. She thrives on the challenges that come with the ‘bigger money’ cases but her love of family law remains rooted in the belief that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances the concerns are, in essence, the same – your family and your future.
Change for the better in a fast-moving world is part of Amanda’s DNA. Although since 2005 she has focused on complex, high net worth family litigation both in the UK and overseas, she retains a long-held passion for the law and access to justice ensuring that Merrick remains committed to doing social good.
Amanda is backed by a team that allows her to focus on helping clients, ensuring a service that’s rigorous and responsive to individual needs.
Paul is the Financial Controller at Merrick and brings considerable experience to his role.
Before heading up finance at Merrick, he was an accountant for 25 years and then part of the management team of a multi-million-pound company. He has successfully crossed over from practice to industry and now to the legal profession which means he works and contributes beyond the traditional accountancy role. Areas like marketing, IT and operations at Merrick all benefit from his wider business nous.
Paul says he is inspired by owner Amanda’s energy and vision for the future of family law and is excited to play his part in helping to grow the firm.
Heather Waight is our Practice Manager.
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