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Amanda Melton


Amanda is head of the family team with a particular expertise in complex financial aspects of divorce and separation for medium to high net worth clients. In addition she brings expertise in relation to contentious trust and probate disputes being a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate lawyers.

Career Amanda was formerly a Partner and head of the family team at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin joining IBB in October 2013.


Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"Clients of IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)'s family rate its 'outstanding service and approachable and personable manner which puts clients at ease during stressful situations'. Areas of expertise include acting for high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases involving assets ranging from £2m to £10m; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and pre-civil partnership agreements; and representing children in private law cases in disputes involving contact and residence arrangements following the breakdown of parental relationships. Amanda Melton heads the practice and 'combines exceptional professional knowledge with strong interpersonal skills - her straight-talking approach and honesty about the potential pitfalls of a case inspires confidence'". 

Legal 500 in 2017 says:

"Practice head Amanda Melton is ‘a great communicator’ and ‘has an excellent instinct for what the judge will do’."

Legal 500 in 2016 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is noted for its ‘excellent service’ and ‘insightful and timely advice’. The practice is equally adept at handling financial remedy cases and childcare matters. Key names for high-value divorce work include Amanda Melton."

Chambers in 2018 says:

"Amanda Melton is experienced in financial disputes arising from separation and divorce, as well as a broad range of children law matters. One interviewee praises her attention to client needs and also notes that 'her knowledge is excellent,' adding: 'Her vast experience means that she is able to find the best possible solutions'."

Chambers in 2017 says:

"Amanda Melton is experienced acting for clients in financial remedy matters arising out of relationship breakdown. She also has experience in Inheritance Act claims and property disputes arising between cohabiting couples. Sources say: 'She is sensible, pragmatic and sympathetic but tells clients when to stop fighting expensive points of principle. She is very technically able'."

Chambers in 2018 says:

"Amanda Melton advises on property and trust-related disputes between separating couples and also assists with children-related matters".

Chambers in 2016 says:

"Amanda Melton continues to be recognised for her handling of complex financial matters, often working on disputes that include property and inheritance issues."

Chambers in 2015 says:

"Amanda Melton is particularly noted for her work in private children law and complex financial matters. Sources say that 'she's very experienced and has been around a long time'."

Chambers in 2014 says:

 "Amanda Melton recently joined the team from Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP. She specialises in complicated financial proceedings and private children law matters. She is greatly admired by clients, with one noting that "she is unflappable, calm, collected and always has an answer for any problem."

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