Ami read Law at the University of Exeter where she was one of only two students to be invited on the international study abroad programme to the University of Wollongong in Australia. She then pursued a Masters in International and Comparative Law at Trinity College Dublin.
Before embarking on the Bar Professional Training Course Ami spent time in the Safer Custody Department at HMP Lincoln where she wrote and implemented a multi-agency policy designed to better protect vulnerable adults whilst in custody.
During the Bar course Ami was an ‘at home’ based intern for the United Nations Development Programme in Serbia. Her research focussed on Judicial Reform and the work of the European Judicial Training Network and the implementation of Judicial Training Academies.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Ami was a Criminal Litigation Paralegal at Kingsley Napley where she was involved in a number of high profile cases, many of which gained national media attention. Through her work she gained valuable experience in all aspects of preparing for and running a criminal case, having regularly attended client conferences and court hearings, as well as dealing with unexpected issues that arose during trial.
Ami has also spent time in Atlanta, Georgia as an Amicus Intern working at the Metro Capital Defenders Office where she was involved in defending persons facing the death penalty. The work she did whilst there helped to ensure two men would not face execution.
Appointments & Memberships
- Human Rights Lawyers Association
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Awards and Scholarships
- Sir Joseph Priestly Scholarship 2016, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Human Rights Lawyers Association Judicial Review Moot Competition Winner 2015
- Exhibition Award 2014, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- LLB with International Study, 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)