Leading law firm Howes Percival has extended its family law service with the appointment of Amy Walpole as a director in the firm’s Norwich office.

Amy specialises in all areas of family law, specifically focusing on complex financial matters arising during a relationship breakdown and advises on divorce, separation, child-related matters, pre/post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, civil partnerships, domestic violence, variation of orders, and child maintenance.

Amy has more than 10 years’ experience advising high-net-worth private clients in the UK and has also acted for international clients involved in jurisdiction disputes. Her approach is centred on building a structured settlement around her client’s needs, particularly agricultural families and professional clients.

Amy is a member of Resolution, the family law association, and is qualified as a collaborative lawyer, an approach which uses face-to-face negotiations to help clients resolve their family disputes by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.

Amy was previously head of the family team at Rogers & Norton in Norwich.

Jane Cowley, partner and head of family law and private client at Howes Percival said: ‘We are very pleased indeed to welcome Amy to Howes Percival. She is highly regarded by IFAs, accountants and other lawyers who refer clients to her and she has extensive experience working with agricultural estates within the region.

‘At Howes Percival we pride ourselves on recruiting experienced and hands-on professionals and giving clients direct access to those senior experts.

‘We are seeing an increased demand for family law and private client services in the region as a growing number of people find they have inherited wealth or increasingly complex family arrangements, and wish to protect their assets.

‘Meanwhile, media attention on high-profile divorces and issues such as common-law relationships, pre-nups and civil partnerships means the nature of the workload is more varied than ever.’