Areas of Expertise

An approachable and friendly advocate, Amy prides herself on her ability to deal sensitively with vulnerable witnesses and clients alike. Nonetheless, with her eye for detail and tenacity in the courtroom, Amy is regularly instructed in cases across the whole range of criminal offences, such as serious violence, fraud and drugs offences.

Representing those accused of sexual offences has become a speciality for Amy. In particular, she has represented a number of defendants accused of rape and sexual assaults in respect of family members. Amy secured an acquittal in most cases.

She prosecutes and defends, predominantly in the Crown Court but also in the Magistrates’ Court and has experience of appearing in the Court of Appeal and of being led.

Amy is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor and sits part-time as a Tribunal Member of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, determining allegations relating to doctors’ Fitness to Practice.

Notable cases

Operation Moat 2016

Defence counsel for a member of a gang involved in a series of violent armed robberies of convenience stores.

R v Mohammed & others 2016

Defence counsel for the leader of a gang supplying Class A drugs and laundering the proceeds, on-going Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.

R v Clare & others 2015

Defence counsel for a young member of a gang carrying out a series of armed robberies involving a firearm.

R v AM 2015

Successful application to dismiss on behalf of a defendant accused of unlawful sexual activity with a mentally-disordered child.

R v Rafiq & others 2014

Defence counsel for a man who carried out an acid attack on behalf of a jilted lover seeking revenge.

R v NB 2014

Successful defence of a child accused of raping child family members.

R v WS 2014

Successful defence of a father accused of sexually assaulting his daughter.

R v Aganmwonyi 2014

Successful defence in a case of rape.

Smith & O’Neill v R 2013 Court of Appeal

Appeal against conviction in a case of gang rape.

R v Hammond; R v Smith & others 2013

Grievous bodily harm with intent (revenge attack with a crowbar).

R v Nguyen 2013

Large-scale conspiracy to produce cannabis.

R v Berridge 2012

Junior brief in a million-pound mortgage fraud.


Qualifications

MA (Hons) Cantab Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Spanish)

CPE (Anglia Polytechnic University)

BVC (College of Law) – Outstanding

Memberships

Midland Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

Awards/Scholarship

Queen Mother Fund Scholarship for BVC (Middle Temple) Margaret Gardener Prize and the Alma Blakeman-Jones Second Year Scholarship having received a double 1st at Part 1A of the Cambridge Tripos

 


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