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Amelia Walker

Call:  2007


Amelia has a broad Public law practice including public inquiries, education, local government, Court of Protection and human rights law. 

She was junior counsel for one of the core participants in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry and is currently instructed by one of the core participants in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Amelia is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading junior in Education law.
Amelia has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel.


City University (2006-2007)

Bar Vocational Course: Very Competent

City University (2005-2006)

Graduate Diploma in Law: Distinction

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (2003-2004)

MPhil in Historical Studies: Thesis “Academic responses to terrorism in the generation before September 2001”

Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellow, Harvard University (2002-2003)

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1999-2002)

Degree: History MA – Double First Class Honours


Pegasus Scholarship (2010)

Ede and Ravenscroft Prize (2007)

Inner Temple Major Scholar (2006)

Inner Temple Exhibitioner (2005)

Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellow (2002-2003)

Harborne Tankard for academic and sporting excellence (2002)

Gonville and Caius College Senior and Junior Scholar (2001-2002 and 2000-2001)


Unfitness to plead and the defence of insanity- time to leave the 19th Century? (Criminal Law Weekly, October 2013)  

Kinship foster carers’ allowances (Law Society Gazette, August 2013)  

Court ruling on kinship foster carers: lessons for councils (The Guardian, August 2013)  

Are the UK Government’s banks subject to judicial review (Journal of International Business and Law, January 2013, Nigel Jones QC, David Lawson, Amelia Walker)



Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel)


Chatham House

Significant cases include the following

R (Butt) v SSHD [2017] EWHC 1930 (Admin): Prevent duty & extremism

Grange Shipping Ltd. v HMRC [2017] UKFTT 142 (TC): Article 239 of Customs Code

R (on the application of C (Gambia) v SSHD [2016] EWHC 2016 (Admin): Immigration and Detained Fast Track process

R (on the application of Rasheed) v SSHD [2015] EWHC 2052 (Admin), [2015] A.C.D. 130: British citizenship and identity

R (on the application of Stevenson) v Governor of Wakefield Prison [2015] EWHC 1014 Admin: Allocation and Article 8

Brown v Secretary of State for Education [2015] EWHC 643 (Admin); [2015] A.C.D. 88: Teaching prohibition order

K v A Local Authority [2014] E.L.R. 295: School class sizes

TB v Essex CC [2014] E.L.R. 46: Meaning of ‘school’ in the Education Act 1996

R (on the application of X) v Tower Hamlets LBC [2013] EWCA Civ 904; [2013] 4 All E.R. 237: Family foster carers and equal treatment



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David Manknell and Amelia Walker successful in their defence of the Dubs child refugee scheme
Chambers hosts Local Government and Education Law Conference
1COR Hosts 2017 Court of Protection Conference
Life, Liberty and Security - 1COR Public Law Seminar - Sept 11th 2017 5pm - 8pm