YEAR OF CALL 2016
Amy prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases including offences of violence, drug-dealing, burglary and fraud.
Amy regularly prosecutes trials and appeals in the Crown Court. She also appears for the defence, and has represented young and vulnerable individuals as well as those with significant learning difficulties and mental health issues. Amy has experience in dealing with expert evidence such as psychiatric assessments, forensic reports and cell site data. She appears at all stages in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Amy also has a practical understanding of the public interest immunity (PII) regime, and has represented a local authority at a PII hearing.
Amy was recently seconded to the Crown Prosecution Service for 3 months in the role of Senior Crown Prosecutor. In that role, she made charging decisions on a wide range of police cases including sexual grooming, conspiracy to supply drugs, serious violence and attempted murder.
She has conducted disclosure and evidence reviews on behalf of the UK Home Secretary and the Attorney-General of Jersey. Amy has also been instructed by the Government Legal Department to undertake review work for the Ministry of Justice and on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She was retained for 3 months as independent counsel by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to make decisions on Legal Professional Privilege in a large immigration fraud case.
Amy is currently instructed as disclosure junior for the prosecution in a bribery and corruption trial due to be heard in 2020.
She also accepts instructions from the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is actively developing her regulatory practice.