Amanda specialises in commercial chancery litigation. She acts for corporate clients and private individuals in commercial, civil fraud, media and entertainment, company, offshore, property, intellectual property and insolvency disputes.
Amanda is a strong advocate. She is regularly instructed to represent clients in cases in the High Court and in the County Court, working both as sole counsel and as part of a larger counsel team, and has appeared in the appellate courts as junior counsel.
Amanda provides practical and strategic legal advice and represents clients from a broad range of industries and sectors that are involved in commercial and chancery disputes. From within the financial sector, she is frequently instructed by major banks and lenders, and has acted for clients such as leading accountancy firms and a major hedge fund group. From within the media and entertainment sectors she has acted for clients such as the BBC, major record companies, global publishing firms, theatre companies, actors, fashion designers, and contemporary artists. Amanda has experience of acting for clients in the energy sector (both oil and gas and renewable) and for several major high street retailers. She also acts frequently for private individuals involved in business and property disputes, including shareholders, landlords, tenants, and property owners.
Amanda was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2018. She has undertaken secondments at leading offshore law firms in both the BVI and the Cayman Islands.
Background and experience
Amanda graduated with a first class degree in History from Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. Gray’s Inn’s awarded her its top scholarships for both the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Professional Training Course. After graduating from Cambridge she undertook an internship at the Texas Defender Service in Austin, during which she assisted attorneys representing defendants facing the death penalty. Alongside her legal studies she taught debating skills to prisoners through the Gray’s Inn “Vocalise” programme, acted as a pro bono legal adviser at two legal advice centres, and volunteered as a trainee duty advisor representing defendants to possession proceedings in the County Court at Willesden. Prior to commencing pupillage she worked as a Legal Researcher at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP, specialising in EU sanctions and extradition matters.
Terms of Business
Amanda’s clerks would be happy to discuss the terms on which Amanda will act. In the absence of express agreement in writing to the contrary, Amanda accepts instructions on the basis of the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (updated for the GDPR in 2018) published by the Bar Council.