Amy Kisser

"Has excellent judgement and comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Both her client care skills and advocacy are first-class."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Her down to earth, no-nonsense approach instils the confidence of the client and the court."

Legal 500 2021

Amy Kisser

"Has excellent judgement and comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Consistently highly ranked as a leading junior in matrimonial finance, Amy is well regarded in her specialism of high net-worth cases with complex financial arrangements and an international element and is known for her excellent judgment, advocacy, and client care skills.

Expertise

Amy’s busy practice encompasses all aspects of private family law, including divorce; finance (for married parties after an English or foreign divorce; for unmarried cohabitees; and for unmarried parents); and private law child matters.  She regularly acts in, and has a particular interest in, cases with a foreign/international element (including jurisdiction disputes) and complex financial arrangements (including company, trust, tax, and pension issues). 

Amy has experience in all levels of tribunal up to and including the Supreme Court, both on her own and/or as junior to Leading Counsel.  She appeared as Tim Amos QC’s junior in Prest v. Petrodel Resources Limited [2013] UKSC 34 (Supreme Court).  Amy is often led by silks from both QEB and other sets, and also regularly appears against silks and senior juniors on her own without a leader.  She acts as a “private judge” in Private Financial Dispute Resolution hearings.

Recommendations

Amy has been recommended as a leading junior barrister in family law / matrimonial finance in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 UK since 2014, when she was one of the youngest family law barristers then featured in each directory.  Amy is currently ranked in Band Two in both directories. Chambers & Partners states: “both her client care skills and advocacy are first-class”; she “has excellent judgement and comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems”; “prepares her cases in staggering detail”; and “provides clear, strong advice to the client and is always able to fully grasp the issues in a case”.  The Legal 500 UK says: “her down to earth, no-nonsense approach instils the confidence of the client and the court.  A determined advocate whose paperwork is always on point too”.

In previous editions of Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, Amy has also been described as: “super clever – she really inspires confidence” (2017); “an exceptional advocate for her call” (2018); “a rocket scientist – exceptionally clever” (2019); “nothing short of brilliant and there is nothing she cannot do well in financial remedy [cases]” (2020); and “very, very clever, very hardworking, can rely on her to have everything covered but still be able to see the wood from the trees” (2020).

Amy has been included in the Spears 500 Directory Family Lawyers Index since 2018. She was also named as a “Rising Star” in the Spears “Top 50 Family Lawyers” in 2017, which stated that she “is rated as ‘ferociously bright’ with an ability to ‘hold her own against any silk’ by peers. The engaging Oxford graduate is the new go-to junior barrister for complex financial cases, ‘with an ability to absorb and analyse a wealth of information that is second to none’… Peers call her the ‘wunderkind’ lawyer who has a reputation as ‘someone who gets results’, so it’s not surprising to find that Kisser is often summoned against leading counsel on the other side.”

“A strong advocate who breaks down complicated issues into understandable points." "She is extremely well prepared and pays great attention to detail." "Amy is able to grapple with a lot of material and manage it in a simple, straightforward way.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Has excellent judgement and comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems. She prepares her cases in staggering detail, and both her client care skills and advocacy are first-class. She provides clear, strong advice to the client and is always able to fully grasp the issues in a case.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“Her down to earth, no-nonsense approach instils the confidence of the client and the court. A determined advocate whose paperwork is always on point too.”
Legal 500 2021
“Nothing short of brilliant, and there is nothing she cannot do well in financial remedy [cases]. She produces first-class preparation and never misses a detail, loves the intellectual challenge of cross-border work, and provides robust, considered advice.”
Chambers & Partners 2020
“Very, very clever, very hardworking, can rely on her to have everything covered but still be able to see the word from the trees.”
Legal 500 2020
“A sort of wonder child – only 2009 call but just a genius. She’s very good on black letter law and knows every full stop in the case – she must have a photographic memory to remember the detail that she does. She’s very good at obscure issues and the resolution thereof.”
Chambers & Partners 2019
“A rocket scientist – exceptionally clever.”
Legal 500 2019
“She is extremely able and has a great client manner. She is meticulous in her preparation and is very good at guiding clients towards a realistic outcome.”
Chambers & Partners, 2018
“An exceptional advocate for her call.”
Legal 500, 2018
“Super clever – she really inspires confidence.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017
“Rated as ‘ferociously bright’ with an ability to ‘hold her own against any silk’ by peers. The engaging Oxford graduate is the new go-to junior barrister for complex financial cases… Peers call her the ‘wunderkind’ lawyer who has a reputation as ‘someone who gets results’.”
Spears, Top 50 Family Lawyers 2017
  • BA Jurisprudence (Law), Oxford University – First Class 
  • BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law), Oxford University – Distinction 
  • BVC (Bar Vocational Course), BPP – Outstanding (highest in her year)
  • Awarded an Exhibition Award, Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship and Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the BVC by the Honourable Society of Inner Temple

Member of the Family Law Bar Association

Amy enjoys travelling and has spent several months travelling around South America, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, and South Africa. She hopes to spend time exploring the Middle East and India in her future holidays. Amy has also taken up skiing and enjoys throwing herself down mountains.  

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