Amy Sedgwick

Amy Sedgwick

"Miss Sedgwick is a very competent and confident advocate who is extremely good with dealing with lay clients."

Client, 2017

"Very approachable."

Client, 2017

"A careful, reasoned and strategic thinker with natural/instinctive ability."

Client, 2017

"A tough, practical advocate who will probably be entirely formidable before reaching senior ranks!"

Client, 2017

"We have always been impressed with her all-round knowledge and client friendly manner."

Client, 2017

Practice Overview

Amy specialises in chancery litigation and matrimonial finance. She appears in the County Court, the Chancery and Family Divisions of the High Court, the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber and the Court of Protection.

ADR

Amy represents clients in mediations relating to each of her practice areas.

Commercial Chancery

Amy acts for both creditors and debtors in insolvency proceedings.

Her experience includes:

  • Obtaining and defending winding up petitions and validation orders in the High Court
  • Representing trustees in bankruptcy

Property

Amy is regularly instructed in a wide range of cases involving trusts of land, boundaries and easements, and residential and commercial landlord and tenant.

Her experience includes:

  • Multi-track litigation involving resulting or constructive trusts, estoppel and restitution
  • Management of trust land
  • Boundary disputes and adverse possession
  • Easements
  • Trespass and nuisance
  • Lease variation pursuant to section 35 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
  • Recovery of ground rent, service charges and contractual costs
  • Property transactions and misrepresentation
  • Overage agreements

Trusts, Probate and Estates

Amy advises and represents clients in all aspects of contentious trust and probate including wills, inheritance disputes and Court of Protection matters.

Her experience includes:

  • Representing personal representatives in claims involving trusts of land
  • Breach of trust and accounting
  • Setting aside declarations of trust based upon duress, mistake and undue influence
  • Construction of wills
  • Inheritance act disputes
  • Actions concerning financial abuse of elderly patients
  • Validity of Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Acting for professional deputies
  • Appointment of deputies

Matrimonial Finance

Amy accepts instructions in all matrimonial finance cases.

Her experience includes:

  • Enforcing separation agreements
  • Setting aside transactions
  • Representing interveners
  • Overseas assets and liabilities
  • Military pensions
  • Conduct
  • Valuation of businesses and shareholdings