Barrister, 1COR


Amelia’s practice is in public and commercial law. Her public law practice covers inquiries, education, housing, community care, benefits & social welfare, mental capacity and costs.

For the last year Amelia has been junior counsel (led by Karon Monaghan, QC) to one of the core participants in the Mid-Staffordshire Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis, QC. The inquiry looked into the role of the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies in the monitoring of Mid-Staffordshire Foundation NHS Trust and built upon the findings of the previous independent inquiry into the care provided at the trust between January 2005 and March 2009.

Having joined Hardwicke in December 2008 following pupillage at Four New Square, Amelia has developed her commercial law practice, which has included being led by Paul Reed, QC in a high-value construction dispute relating to the design and build of a marine wall. Amelia regularly accepts cases in the County Court and the High Court on both procedural applications and substantive hearings and trials. As a 2010 Pegasus Scholar Amelia worked in Bermuda at leading offshore firm Appleby Global dealing with insurance and reinsurance matters, professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, trusts and estates litigation and an international arbitration.

Amelia is the editor of the Hardwicke Public Law Newsletter.

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  • Education

    Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge: MA (History), MPhil (Historical Studies)
    Choate Memorial Fellow, Harvard University
    City University: GDL, BVC