Amy is a public law practitioner specialising in immigration law. She has a wide ranging practice acting in judicialreview challenges and appeals including at Court of Appeal level.
Amy has particular expertise in working with vulnerable clients such as those with disabilities, minors, victims oftorture, victims of trafficking and claimants with no capacity. She is known for her ability to put her clients at easeand for her thorough and prompt advice, including at early stages of litigation.
Amy has a specialist interest and experience in cases which have a cross-over with family law including adoption.Amy recently appeared for the Appellant in Uddin v SSHD  EWCA Civ 338 (led by Gordon Lee) where theCourt of Appeal ruled that cases involving foster families do not attract a special rule for the purposes of Article8(1) assessment and clarified the correct approach to assessment of family life for young people who had turned18. This was a successful appeal against determination of the Upper Tribunal which found the foster relationshipto be a “commercial arrangement” and therefore grounds for discounting emotional attachments.
Amy is regularly instructed in complex deportation and international protection claims, including acting forminors. She has an expertise in international protection claims involving cessation and revocation of status.
Amy regularly advises and acts in judicial reviews in a variety of claims, including those raising issues ofremedies and has a particular interest in cases raising procedural unfairness.
Prior to coming to the bar, Amy worked for the British Red Cross as a coordinator and on tracing refugee families.
She also worked for Sutovic and Hartigan solicitors assisting with immigration and human rights cases includingat the Supreme Court level.
Amy is committed to supporting legal charities and volunteers offering legal advice at UK Lesbian and GayImmigration Group and Migrants Organise.
- Bar Professional Training Course, College of Law
- Graduate Diploma of Law, BPP
- MSc Global Politics, University of Southampton