Family Law Rising Stars
QEB’s rising star Amy Kisser is rated as ‘ferociously bright’ with an ability to ‘hold her own against any silk’ by peers. The engaging Oxford graduate is the new go-to junior barrister for complex financial cases, ‘with an ability to absorb and analyse a wealth of information that is second to none’.
Kisser’s practice has an emphasis on matrimonial finance and private law children work. She tells Spear’s about a recent case in which she represented a British wife whose husband left for abroad with most of his assets transferred, ‘beyond the reach of his wife’, to third parties and offshore structures. ‘The difficulty was trying to unwind what he’d done,’ she says.
Peers call her the ‘wunderkind’ lawyer who has a reputation as ‘someone who gets results’, so it’s not surprising to find that Kisser is often summoned against leading counsel on the other side. ‘It never stands still and that’s what I really enjoy,’ she says of family law. ‘It’s a new challenge every day.’
When not helping clients hold their finances (and emotions) together, Kisser spends time travelling, skiing and poring over an eclectic reading list, from philosophy to chicklit.