About New Leaf Solicitors

Amanda qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and specialises in Family Law such as Divorce, Children’s Matters and Financial Claims.

Amanda is an accredited specialist and is a member of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority Family Accreditation Scheme.

She is also a member of Resolution, an organisation which is committed to the resolution of family disputes in a non-confrontational manner.


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Kelly Bruton joined the firm in 2017 as a consultant solicitor having previously headed up the family law team at a Hampshire law firm. Kelly is based in Fareham, Hampshire and she covers the South East of England but she also has clients throughout the UK and abroad.

Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and she has over 9 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of family law. Kelly specialises in divorce and financial settlements and children matters. Kelly has experience of dealing with high net worth financial settlements and in view of her close proximity to HMS Collingwood and HMS Sultan, she regularly acts for members of the Armed Forces. Kelly is also experienced in dealing with separation and co-habitation (Living Together Agreements).

In recognition of her high level of knowledge, experience and expertise in relation to children matters, Kelly has been awarded the Law Society’s Children Law accreditation.

Kelly has significant experience in child residence and contact matters, including applications where the child has either already been removed to a different country/jurisdiction or the parent is seeking to re-locate to a different country. Kelly regularly acts for grandparents wishing to retain contact with their grandchildren following the divorce or separation of the child’s parents. She also assists grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren and wish to apply for a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order.

With a strong background in property law, Kelly also acts for clients in respect of cohabitation or property disputes between unmarried couples. She also deals with applications for financial provision for children of unmarried couples.

Kelly is a member of Resolution which means she encourages clients to deal with family law disputes in a non-confrontational and constructive way.

Kelly is approachable and dedicated to providing the very best service to her clients. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, including her young son, and therefore she understands the importance of being a parent. Kelly is also a keen ice figure skater.

We are keen for vibrant and self motivated solicitors to join our family team to work on a fee sharing basis.  You will need to have a passion for family law and possess exceptional client care skills.  Ideally you will need to be at least 10 years PQE and have no claims made against you.  You will have access to our IT systems via the cloud thereby allowing you to work from your own home or office working the hours that suit you and we will cover your indemnity insurance.   Your rewards will be a percentage of the fee income. Interested?  Please contact Amanda Weaver on amandaweaver@newleafsolicitors.co.uk