About New Leaf Solicitors


Amanda Weaver

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

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

Amanda set up New Leaf Solicitors in 2012 and she is the Principal Solicitor.   She receives many positive testimonials from her clients and many clients continue to refer their friends and family to Amanda.

Kelly Bruton

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.

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Francine joined the team in 2018.  She works alongside Amanda in the Rugby office. Francine studied Law at the University of Warwick where family law was her favourite subject and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2013.  In her previous role as a lawyer she worked for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) representing teachers who had been assaulted/injured in the course of their employment.

Francine loves bringing order to things and her favourite part of her job is doing the best for her clients.  Outside of work Francine is a keen runner, cook and chicken keeper.

Amye Aris

Amye Aris joined the firm in 2019 as a Consultant Solicitor having previously worked for over 10 years in the legal sector in Milton Keynes. Amye is based in Towcester, conveniently situated between Milton Keynes and Northampton but she also has clients based all over the UK.

Amye graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2.1 (BSc Hons) in 2008 before converting to Law and gaining a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course. Amye qualified as a Solicitor in 2013.

Amye has many years’ experience in all aspects of private client work  in a range of matters relating to:

  • Estate Administration
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Elderly and vulnerable client matters

Amye also has considerable residential property experience and is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which ensures the highest possible standards in the industry.
Amye provides clear and jargon-free advice on very sensitive and emotive matters, providing both families and individuals with the right level of expertise at all times.

Clients have recently given the following endorsements for matters Amye has worked on:

“Amye provided us with a friendly, helpful and efficient service.”

“Amye was a pleasure to work with, efficiently handling my case in a professional and friendly manner. Her attention to detail was greatly appreciated as was her translating legal speak in to my language. I would very happily engage Amye's services again.”

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 3 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