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Amanda Phillips-Wylds

Amanda Phillips-Wylds

Partner, Head of Reading

I advise on all aspects of family law and can assist both married and unmarried families going through relationship breakdown.


Amanda has particular expertise in resolving mid to high value financial disputes on divorces involving complex issues such as fraud, overseas assets, business assets and interveners. She also advises on prenuptial agreements, applications to vary maintenance, disputes regarding the arrangements for children and cases involving cohabitees.

Amanda is a Resolution Accredited Specialist, which required her to demonstrate her thorough knowledge of family law and high levels of skill and expertise in relation to the resolution of complex financial disputes on divorce and separation. She is also holds the Law Society’s Family Law accreditation.

As well as being a lawyer Amanda is an accredited family mediator and an advocate of all forms of alternative dispute resolution.


Amanda prides herself on being accessible and available to her clients, and on providing clear and practical advice in plain English. Amanda always seeks to put herself in her client’s shoes and her kindness and empathy are traits which been have commented on by those who have instructed her in the past. She has calm and sensitive approach which her client’s find reassuring and supportive

Training & Employment

Amanda undertook her training contract and qualified as a Solicitor at a boutique Surrey firm. Since then Amanda has chosen to specialise exclusively in family law, working for firms in Surrey and Berkshire throughout her career. Amanda studied Law at the University of Kent before going on to study for her Legal Practice Certificate in London, where she was awarded a commendation. Amanda is now Partner and Head of Stowe Family Law’s Reading office.

Outside of Work

Amanda is a keen marathon runner and currently has a goal to run the six world marathon Majors. She combines this with her love of travel and seeing the world one city at a time by running around it!

Notable Cases

Kremen v Agrest & Everclear [2010] EWHC 3091 (Fam)

Everclear Limited v Agrest & Kremen [2011] EWCA Civ 232

Kremen v Agrest & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1266

Areas of Expertise

  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Disputes
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
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Divorce|Separation September 22nd 2021

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