Amanda is regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants in a wide range of personal injury cases including Stage 3 hearings, infant approvals, small claims and fast track matters.
Amanda has significant experience in dealing with road traffic and credit hire cases, acting for both claimants and defendants. Amanda has also undertaken work in relation to obtaining charging orders, unless orders, pre action disclosure, Norwich Pharmacal Orders and dealing with complex issues surrounding "fundamental dishonesty" and also low velocity impact claims.
As well as dealing with employers liability and occupiers liability claims, Amanda is also experienced in acting in the County Court in holiday related claims (personal injury, spoiled holiday) on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
Amanda accepts instructions both to represent parties in Court, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) hearings and to provide written liability and quantum opinions, pleadings and skeleton arguments.
Business & Property/Insolvency
Amanda is instructed in all forms of commercial, business and property disputes including breach of contract, credit hire, debt recovery, sale of goods and hire purchase agreements. Amanda advises on commercial transactions as well as acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Work is also undertaken in relation to corporate and personal insolvency matters including bankruptcy, winding up petitions and voluntary agreements.
Amanda practices in possession proceedings, housing injunctions and other housing matters. Amanda is experienced in acting on behalf of both tenants and landlords in cases concerning possession, eviction and anti-social behaviour injunctions, including allegations of drug dealing and violence.
Amanda has experience in advising and drafting in relation to landlord and tenant matters, including unlawful eviction, breach of covenant, residential and business tenancies and service charge disputes.
Given her extensive civil litigation experience in personal injury, housing, business and property, Amanda also deals with costs disputes on behalf of both claimants and defendants including costs budgeting and assessment hearings.
EDUCATION & AWARDS
- 2005-2008 LLB, Durham University- First Class (Honours)
- 2008-2009 Bar Vocational Course, University of Northumbria (Outstanding)
- 2009- Chancery Chambers Award - Best Overall Pupil on the Northumbria BVC
- 2009- Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Award - Outstanding Grade on the BVC
- 2005- Lovell’s Contract Law Prize - Awarded for obtaining the highest mark in Durham University in Contract Law