Prior to calling to the Bar, Amy Donachie of Westwater Advocates gained 8 years' experience as a litigation solicitor. As a solicitor, she practised in all areas of family law and child law. She has experience of dealing with all matters arising from the breakdown of relationships including financial provision on divorce and claims arising on the breakdown of cohabitation. Amy was regularly instructed to deal with disputes in relation to children including contact, residence and relocation cases. She gained a specialist knowledge and experience of Children’s Referral proceedings and Permanence Orders. Since calling to the Bar, Amy has continued to be instructed regularly in all aspects of family law and child law. She has been instructed in a number of relocation and permanence cases and she is regularly appointed as a Child Welfare Reporter, Curator ad Litem and Reporting Officer. Amy is also regularly instructed in financial provision on divorce cases.