Public Law

Amy is a strong public law practitioner, with particular expertise in judicial review arising in context of regulatory, disciplinary, tax, duties, policing and prisons decisions, those concerning inquiries and reviews, and those with a criminal law background or context. Amy also has a wealth of experience in judicial review injunction matters.

Chambers and Partners has described Amy as a “skilled junior with a strong public law and indirect tax practice” (Indirect Tax) and noted that Amy “handles judicial review challenges to the decisions of inquiry chairs” (Public Inquiries and Inquests).

Selected Cases

  • Moss v Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames [2021] EWHC 1032: Successful for claimant in judicial review against local authority.
  • OWD Ltd and another v HMRC [2019] UKSC 30: Supreme Court consideration including whether the application process for the HMRC-managed Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme (AWRS) breached article 6 ECHR.
  • R (oao X Ltd & Y Ltd; ABC Ltd) v HMRC [2017]: Court of Appeal consideration of the correct approach to injunctive relief in cases where there is dedicated appeal scheme before the Tribunal which does not provide for suspensive relief. Arises out of new Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme.
  • R (oao Ahmed) v HMRC [2015] 3954: HMRC’s WOWGR revocation decision was not ‘fundamentally unlawful’ such that injunctive relief would be appropriate.
  • R (oao Waryoba) v SSHD [2014] EWHC 1496: Judicial review considering unlawful detention, immigration.
  • R (oao Oboh; Patel) v SSHD [2014] Imm AR 937: Judicial review concerning certainty of immigration policy.
  • R (oao Cheema v HMRC) [2013] EWHC 3790: Judicial review arising out of issue of unlawful search warrant.
  • R v Joseph McAuley [2012] EWCA Crim 2333: Public law challenges to sentence calculation.
  • R (on the application of F) v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] EWHC 2689 (Admin): Judicial review on question whether prison transfer violated article 3.
  • R (oao Kammash & Others) v MOD 2009-2012: Judicial review of adequacy of Royal Military Police investigation into abuse allegations made by 7 Iraqi citizens in 2007.
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