Amanda practises across the range of chambers’ mainstream work, with a primary focus on the areas of professional liability claims, insurance and general commercial litigation. She prides herself on providing an excellent level of service to her clients and those that instruct her and her attention to detail, together with a “no nonsense” approach to litigation.
Amanda has particular experience of claims against lawyers (including applications for wasted costs), being regularly instructed by leading solicitors’ insurers and BMIF. Amanda has been involved in several high profile lawyers’ claims, including the ‘Right to Buy’ litigation, GWM v Templeton, Williams v Thompson Leatherdale, Daniels v Thompson and Brown v Bennett and was junior counsel in the longest ever hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SRA v Dennison and others).
Winner of the prestigious Chambers & Partners Professional Negligence Junior of the Year’ award in 2014, Amanda is rated in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a leading junior in the field of professional negligence and has been described as “brilliant to deal with – exceptionally bright, very commercial and will speak to clients on their level”, “very good on detail and a fearless advocate on her feet”, “fantastic on paper and strong in mediation” , “proof that the stream of talent [at 4 New Square] never stops flowing…”, “an extremely thorough junior who presents her work in apple pie order”, “smart and reliable”, “extremely popular and deservedly so” and someone who “”doesn’t sit on the fence and is hard-hitting and practical”.
“Very good legal brain, an eye for detail and is easy to work with” – Amanda is also ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500, 2015 for her Insurance and Reinsurance practice. She was junior Counsel in Milton Insurance Ltd v Brit Insurance Ltd in the Court of Appeal and at first instance.
Amanda is an assistant editor of Jackson and Powell on Professional Liability (Sweet and Maxwell, 7th edition, 2012) and a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association, The British Insurance Law Association and the Chancery Bar Association.