Oluwapelumi (Amanda) Adeola specialises in private Family Law. She moved to the Northeast from London after completing her Legal Practice Course and trained at a local firm before qualifying in 2009. Amanda has over 12 years’ experience of dealing with complex financial matters on separation/divorce, pre/post nuptial agreements and also supporting clients through child arrangement matters.
Aside from her day-to-day role as a lawyer dealing with clients at the most challenging times of their lives and ensuring that they receive the best guidance, support and outcome, Amanda is also an advocate for change and works tirelessly to change the face of the legal profession in the region by raising awareness on issues around equality, diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Amanda was listed in the Northern Powerhouse Future list in 2019 and won the Tees Valley BME achievement awards-Woman of the Year the same year. She has been nominated, shortlisted and has been a finalist for a host of awards including First 100 Years inspirational Women in Law Awards, Resolution’s Awards in the Equality and Diversity category, Northern Law Awards, Women in Law Awards, WeAretheCity Awards to name but a few. Amanda is listed as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal500 2022.
Amanda sits on several committees including Resolution’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Centre for Child and Family Law Reform Committee. She also sits part-time in a quasi-judicial position. Amanda is also a school counsellor/governor for a local school.
Qualifications: LLB Law (Hons), PGDip, LLM, Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings), Resolution Specialist Accreditation (Advocacy Financial Remedy Proceedings and Advocacy Private Law Children)
Year admitted as a solicitor: 2009
Professional memberships: Resolution (First for Family Law)
Charitable/pro bono work: Amanda also mentors aspiring lawyers all around the country as well as supporting the growth of the young lawyers within the organisation. She speaks at schools, colleges, and universities about her career to encourage the next generation of lawyers and provides guidance and support where needed.
Articles/Publications: Amanda is a regular contributor to the Resolution Review magazine, has written for the Law Society Gazette and contributes on a bi-monthly basis to Sticks and Stones Magazine.
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