Amy is a solicitor and the Director of Atkins & Palmer. Amy founded Atkins & Palmer after leading a successful mental health department in a national law firm. Amy is a specialist in mental health and mental capacity law.
Amy is passionate about protecting people’s freedoms, rights and liberty. She is committed to achieving positive results for clients and approaches cases with commitment, sensitivity and an eye for detail. Amy is also an experienced and thoughtful advocate.
Amy is accredited by the Law Society in both mental health and mental capacity showing commitment and a high level of competency in these areas. The accreditations allow Amy to act as an advocate before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and as an Accredited Legal Representative in Court of Protection cases.
Amy has been recognised in Chambers & Partners 2019 as an associate to watch in Court of Protection, with the following review:
Amy ‘is highly skilled at handling Court of Protection proceedings concerning welfare, in particular deprivations of liberty, regularly receiving instructions from the Official Solicitor. One impressed commentator states: ”She’s very committed to this area and highly competent in running cases as well as spotting important details and nuances. She really gives 100% in every case”.’
Amy has also been named as a next generation lawyer for Court of Protection in the Legal 500 2019 and received this excellent review:
‘The calm Amy Butler can handle anything that is thrown at her really well, has a good knowledge of mental health and social welfare issues and is realistic in assessing a case. Amy does a substantial amount of work for the Official Solicitor and is a confident litigator who works well with counsel and develops an excellent rapport with her clients’.
Amy has also been recommended in the Legal 500 2018.
Amy volunteers for the Law Society International Action Team for Human Rights and is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.