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(Year of Call 2009)
Joined Chambers: 2011
College of Law, Birmingham BVC
University of Nottingham LLB Law
CPS Advocate Panel - Level 3
Amy is specialist Criminal Practitioner instructed by the defence and prosecution.
Amy's practice spans serious offences of all types. She is regularly instructed to defend in cases of rape, historic sexual abuse, and offences involving children. Her style of successfully cross examining child and vulnerable witnesses has been repeatedly noted and complimented. Amy also regularly defends in cases of armed robbery, kidnap, blackmail, serious violence, and possession of drugs with intent to supply. She has significant experience in representing youths charged with serious offences.
Amy also enjoys a strong prosecution practice, and holds the belief that acting for both the prosecution and defence makes her a more astute and successful advocate. She acts for the Crown Prosecution Service, UK Border Agency, Department of Business and many Local Authorities.
R v M (2017)
Successful defence of a man accused of seriously sexually assaulting his daughter over 50 years ago.
R v D (2017)
Instructed to represent a step-father accused of conspiracy to rape his young daughter in order to use her as a surrogate. Received national press.
Successful prosecution of a complex 5 handed conspiracy to burgle involving cell site analysis, footprint comparison and forensic evidence.
R v H (2016)
Unanimous acquittal in a case of rape and blackmail. The case alleged rape followed by the forced sending of intimate photographs. Significant telephone evidence was involved.
Defending a father charged with sexually assaulting his 7 year old daughter. Hung jury. Inconsistencies highlighted in cross examination lead to the Crown's decision not to seek a re-trial.
Prosecution of a 4 handed conspiracy to rob jewellers. Evidence included body mapping and forensic evidence. All defendants convicted.
Led in the successful prosecution of 5 defendants for conspiracy to kidnap, rob, blackmail and pervert the course of justice.
2009 - Winner of National Green Book Civil Mooting Competition final - judged by Lord Neuberger
2009 - Winner of College of Law Birmingham Mooting Competition
Winner of the Diplock Scholarship awarded by Honourable Society of Middle Temple to fund the BVC in recognition of 'exceptional promise'