Public Inquiries

Amy is a highly regarded practitioner in the public inquiries field, and is ranked by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. She has been described (by Chambers and Partners) as a “sought-after junior for major public inquiries involving the police. She also handles judicial review challenges to the decisions of inquiry chairs. She has additional experience of advising clients on a range of matters arising in inquests including redaction of documents and preparatory hearings.”

Public Inquiries quotations about Amy in the directories include:

“Amy is one of the smartest people at the Bar; she picks up the facts quickly. She is very skilled in dealing with the inquiry chair and is very supportive of other women at the Bar.” “Clients like her and respect her and she is an excellent advocate.” (Chambers and Partners 2023)

“She is a great performer in the inquests and inquiries space.” “Her submissions are clear, persuasive and extremely well delivered.” (Chambers and Partners 2022)

“She has an incredible manner in court and she has a really good rapport with the chair. She’s a first-class advocate and barrister.” “She has her eyes on the ball and her stamina separates her from others.” “I can’t sing her praises highly enough. She can sort out the most complicated problems.” (Chambers and Partners 2021)

“She has a sound analytical mind, is excellent on strategy and is very popular with the client. She has the respect of the Inquiry.” “She was extremely hard-working and very knowledgeable. She’s also someone with a lovely style of advocacy.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)

Amy has been instructed in a number of public inquiries for a range of clients:

  • She is first junior for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in the Undercover Policing Inquiry (since 2015).
  • She is first junior for a central government department in the Covid Public Inquiry.
  • She was leading counsel for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons in the public inquiry into events at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (arising from secret filming by BBC Panorama).
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