Chair of the Bar of England and Wales
Amanda was called to the Bar in 1983 and practices at 33 Chancery Lane, London. She specialises in business wrongdoing, including international fraud, corporate crime, corruption, money laundering and market abuse.
She writes Pinto and Evans on ‘Corporate Criminal Liability’ (now in its 3rd edition), the chapter on Sanctions in the leading textbook Smith, Owen and Bodnar on Asset Recovery 2019 and since 2012, she writes the corporate crime chapter for Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.
She was appointed a Recorder in 2003, QC in 2006 and a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2014. Amanda was Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council from 2014-2018 and then Vice-Chair of the Bar.
She is described by the 2019-2020 directories as ‘Always ahead of the game…She has a razor-sharp intellect.’ ‘Hugely experienced, immensely clever, collegiate, hardworking and cerebral.’
Amanda is a Trustee of the Slynn Foundation, working to improve justice systems and the rule of law globally. She is a Champion of the First 100 Years project, celebrating women being admitted to the legal profession. She is Deputy Chair of the Tate Members Council, representing over 140,000 members for the Tate Galleries.