Amelia joined chambers following successful completion of her pupillage in 2021. She has a busy practice across all of Chambers’ specialisms and appears in court on a daily basis.
Amelia is a CPS Level 2 advocate and appears in the Magistrate’s and Crown Courts, both prosecuting and defending. She has experience representing Local Authorities in public law proceedings and is also regularly instructed in civil cases for both Claimants and Defendants.
Prior to beginning pupillage, Amelia worked as a solicitor’s agent in the County Courts and was instructed in a wide range of hearings, including small claims, CCMC’s, infant settlements and various other applications. She has extensive experience of civil proceedings and is also instructed to conduct cases for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Amelia is always interested in expanding her areas of practice and taking on new work.
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Amelia is a Level 2 prosecutor and regularly prosecutes and defends in both the Magistrate’s and Crown Courts.
She has conducted Magistrate’s trials which were hybrid hearings, with some parties appearing via CVP and has also conducted remote Crown Court hearings.
She has also conducted trials with vulnerable and intimidated witnesses. She has prosecuted victimless cases and dealt with trials involving expert evidence. Amelia is also instructed in the Youth Court and has experience defending those charged with serious crimes.
Amelia is regularly instructed by police forces in London and the South-East and has particular experience in Sexual Risk Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders. She is also regularly instructed in POCA matters, Closure Orders, PII Applications, Civil Injunctions and applications for committal.
She also frequently provides advice and is often instructed to consider potential LPP in material seized by police.
Amelia regularly appears in court on different civil hearings, including trials, Stage 3 hearings, approval hearings and other interlocutory applications.
She completed a dissertation in costs at UCL and accepts instructions in a range of civil costs proceedings. She also accepts paperwork instructions in addition to her court work and can advise on liability and quantum in matters of personal injury, credit hire, employer liability and public liability claims.
Amelia is instructed in cases for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and is eager to further develop her practice in medical regulation. She has significant experience dealing with claims for rental arrears and possession of property in the County Court. She has conducted a lot of possession work since the pandemic and is familiar with how the new regulations impact proceedings.
Amelia regularly represents Local Authorities in care proceedings and is often instructed in Interim Care Orders, Emergency Protection Orders, IRHs and case management hearings. She is also often instructed by the police where there are disclosure issues in family proceedings.
Her experience in criminal and police work provides valuable insight in cases which involve proceedings in both the family and criminal courts or have particular disclosure issues. She regularly provides advice on these issues.