Samantha O'Dwyer

Solicitor & Family Mediator

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I am an Advanced Family Panel Solicitor and Accredited Family Mediator working at Amphlett Lissimore LLP. I am based at our West Wickham office and deal with all aspects of family law. I specialise particularly in financial disputes (including high net worth) following relationship breakdowns, and private Children’s Act proceedings (including Schedule 1 Applications). I also have experience in dealing with domestic violence and civil financial claims (TOLATA).

I have over 25 years’ experience as a Family Law solicitor and I am proud to have been a constant source of support to the West Wickham community during this time, having had previously been employed by Allen Barfields for 20 years prior to its merger with Amphlett Lissimore in 2017.

As both a solicitor and family mediator, I always look for innovative methods of resolving issues surrounding divorce, dissolution, and separation, and am mindful of the emotional and financial costs of the parties, and any children, in pursuing matters in an adversarial way. I look to alleviate client stress where possible and to give pragmatic advice in the hope that an amicable solution can be found. I supported the ‘no fault divorce’ which is now in place and have always been a keen member of Resolution.

I offer a fixed fee first meeting either in person, over the phone, or video call. I can help you to know where you stand legally, what the next steps might be, and the likely costs involved. At this point, you can choose to instruct me should you decide to go ahead.

As an accredited family mediator, I am well placed to guide clients through the whole mediation process and can also conduct MIAMs (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings) for people during family court proceedings.


2019 - Present - Solicitor & Family Mediator, Amphlett Lissimore
2017 - 2019 - Solicitor, Amphlett Lissimore
1997 - 2017 - Solicitor, Allen Barfields


2022 – Accredited Family Mediator
2019 – Family Mediator
2002 – Law Society Advanced Family Law Panel member
1999 – Law Society Family Law Panel member
1997 – Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court
Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives

Samantha O'Dwyer - Awards and accreditations

  • Family Law Advanced
  • Family Mediation Council
  • Resolution First for Family Law
  • Resolution Mediator
  • The Family Mediation Association

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