“She is good both on her feet and with clients.”

Legal 500 2022

“She is good both on her feet and with clients.”

Legal 500 2022

“Amy Berry, a Chancery specialist with particular experience in relation to protected parties who are the beneficiaries of estates and trusts.”

Legal 500 2021

Practice Overview

Amy Berry’s practice is focused on trusts, wills, estates, equitable remedies and related professional negligence. She is regularly involved in large and complex claims and mediations. 

Amy has litigated in European Court of Justice, Court of Appeal, High Court, first tier tribunals, arbitrations, adjudications and County Courts.

She also advises and represents in the Court of Protection (property and affairs) and gives expert advice in respect of tax and tax planning.

Amy is  a Legal 500 tier 1 (leading junior) in Chancery, Probate and Tax on Western Circuit.

  • Property

    The majority of her work in this area covers all real property from planning and construction to estate contracts and conveyance, restrictive covenants and easements to boundary disputes, mortgages and charges. Other aspects of her broad proprietary practice include claims under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, constructive and resulting trusts, proprietary estoppel, undue influence, statutory interpretation, construction of trusts, rectification, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, dilapidations, housing and professional negligence.

  • Trusts, Wills & Estates

    Amy Berry is a probate and property specialist. Her practice often consists of litigation in the private client area, including challenges to wills and trusts, administration of estates, farming and trust of land disputes. Her work also extends to traditional chancery and related commercial fields. She is regularly instructed for freezing injunctions, in construction disputes, in professional negligence matters and in cross-border estates. Amy’s acquired life skills from farming and property development enhance her practice. 

     

    Amy also advises on non-contentious applications in the probate court, applications to vary trusts, approval of compromises, drafts trust and will clauses. 

     

    She is keen to expand her International and EU Succession Regulation work. 

  • Mediation
  • Additional Information

    Qualifications / Education

    Cassel Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2003)

     

    BVC, London (2003)

     

    LLB (Hons), London (2002)


    Awards

    9 Stone Buildings Pupillage Award

    Cassel Pupillage Awards (Lincoln’s Inn) 


    Memberships

    STEP

    ACTAPS 

    CONTRA 

    Chancery Bar Association 

    Property Bar Association

    COP Bar Association


    ADR

    Trained mediator (experienced in conducting remote and in person mediations as mediator)