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Amanda specialises in children’s matters, appearing for local authorities, parents and Guardians in care matters, and parents in private law child arrangements proceedings. She prides herself on being very approachable, a charming negotiator, and a robust advocate for her clients.
Originally an Australian lawyer, Amanda practised family law and criminal defence in Sydney for five years, representing clients in high conflict parenting cases, property divisions and all types of criminal matters (drugs, sexual assaults, fraud, arson, robbery and serious violence). Amanda appeared in Sydney metropolitan Courts equivalent to the English County, Crown and High Courts.
After relocating to London in 2017, Amanda worked predominantly for local authorities. She was an in-house advocate for the London Borough of Lambeth Children’s Services legal team for two and a half years. Amanda has experience in cases involving parental alienation, domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance misuse, mental health and non-accidental injuries. She has appeared in highly contested interim, final and fact-finding hearings.
Amanda was called to the Bar in November 2020. After successful completion of shortened pupillage, supervised by Judith Charlton, Amanda joined Chambers in September 2021.
University of Sydney – LLM (2016)
University of Tasmania – GDLP (2011)
University of Tasmania – LLB (2010)