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Amanda Hadkiss

Call 2014

ahadkiss@maitlandchambers.com

Amanda joined Chambers in October 2016 following successful completion of her pupillage at Maitland. During pupillage she gained experience of a wide range of Chambers’ work, including commercial, chancery, company, insolvency and real property matters. During pupillage Amanda was supervised by Benjamin John, Thomas Munby, Fiona Dewar and David Mumford QC. She regularly appears unled in the County Court and in High Court applications and also has experience working as part of a large legal team.

Some examples of Amanda’s recent work include:

Commercial litigation and contractual disputes

Banking and finance

  • Assisted with evidence in a multi-million pound claim based on the alleged mis-selling of an interest rate swap in the context of a securitisation.

Business/contract claims

  • Acted for a bank in the trial of a contractual claim based on an insurance contract.
  • Acted for a business in the trial of a claim relating to conversion of goods in which a final injunction was sought.
  • Drafted pleadings and advised a company on defending a claim for breach of contract relating to the supply of allegedly faulty goods.
  • Drafted pleadings and advised an IT services provider on defending a claim for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Advised on potential misrepresentation and breach of contract claims against a coaching provider.

Company

  • Appearing in and advising on Company Court actions, including applications for modification of the companies register.

Property

General real estate

  • Advised (with John McGhee QC) on a multi-million pound joint venture dispute relating to the development of a plot of land in central London.
  • Drafted pleadings and advised a property owner in relation to a boundary dispute.
  • Advised a firm of solicitors on issues arising out of a conveyancing mistake.

Landlord and tenant

  • Regularly instructed by landlords in residential and non-residential possession proceedings and service charge disputes.

Mortgage actions

  • Acted for a bank making and resisting interim applications in a high value possession action.

Insolvency

  • Appearing in and advising on a number of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, including applications for vesting orders.
  • Regularly appearing in the Companies Court winding up list on behalf of petitioning creditors.

Probate

  • Acted for an applicant seeking to remove a caveat registered against the estate of a deceased.

Amanda read History at Queens’ College, Cambridge, before attaining her GDL and BPTC qualifications. After her undergraduate degree she undertook an internship at the Texas Defender Service in Austin, Texas, during which she assisted US attorneys representing defendants facing the death penalty.

During her GDL studies she taught debating skills to prisoners through the Gray’s Inn “Vocalise” programme and acted as a pro bono legal adviser. During her BPTC year she volunteered as a trainee duty adviser for repossession hearings at a County Court. Before commencing pupillage she worked as a Legal Researcher at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP specialising in EU sanctions and extradition matters.

Qualifications
BPTC, Outstanding, Kaplan Law School
GDL, Merit, City Law School
MA (Cantab), History, First Class

Awards
Gray’s Inn Bedingfield Scholarship (2013)
Kaplan Law School Advocacy Scholarship (2013)
Gray’s Inn David Karmel Award (2012)
Queens’ College Bachelor Scholarship (2012)

Languages
German (intermediate)

Memberships
COMBAR
Chancery Bar Association