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Ami conducts all aspects of Crown Court work and accepts instructions for both the defence and the Crown across a full range of criminal matters. Ami has appeared as a led junior for both the Crown and the defence in multi-defendant trials and is frequently instructed as a disclosure junior and has a burgeoning practice in this area.
Ami is regularly instructed on behalf of the London Fire Brigade to prosecute offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Act 2005.
Although not forming the bulk of her work, Ami can be, and is, instructed to cover C2 disclosure applications on behalf of the police, extradition hearings, domestic violence protection hearings and consumer law cases.
Ami is developing her Crown Court practice, both defending and prosecuting.
CPS Panel appointments
General Crime Level 3
R v Atta-Dankwa (Abena)  EWCA Crim 320 – Successfully quashed a conviction for section 18 wounding with intent as the recorder had given the wrong oral directions to the jury.
R v Haynes (St Albans Magistrates Court) 2020 – Defendant charged with one count of breaching the Coronavirus Regulations 2020 and one count of obstruct PC. Was acquitted of the Coronavirus breach and received a conditional discharge for obstruct PC.
Grenfell Inquiry (2018-2020)– Ami spent a number of months as Junior Disclosure counsel to the London Fire Commissioner for the Grenfell Inquiry. This role involved the review of hundreds of thousands of documents for disclosure to the enquiry, along with assessing privilege, sensitivities, DPA and the resulting redactions. Ami was also required to design and implement a process that would allow for the location and review of the documents most likely to be relevant to the inquiry so that they could be reviewed as a priority.
Operation Tavern (Sheffield Crown Court) 2019 – Led junior, for the prosecution, in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A involving a large family operation. All 8 members of the conspiracy were found guilty. Click here for news article.
Operation Tavern (Sheffield Crown Court) 2019
Operation Gateway (2017)
The Crown Prosecution Service’s Complex Case Unit instructed Ami as junior disclosure counsel in Operation Gateway, a child Manslaughter case that made national headlines. The role required the review of thousands of pages of social services and school records for third party disclosure purposes. Click here for news article. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-42425758
BA (Hons) Law, 2:1 (University of Exeter)
LLM in International and Comparative Law, Merit (Trinity College Dublin)
Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent (The City Law School)
Appointments & Memberships
CPS Level 2 Panel Criminal Bar Association
Women in Criminal Law
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship 2016