Amanda Hamilton

Year of call: 1995

Amanda Hamilton specialises in criminal law and practises in London and the south east of England. Amanda is known for her meticulous preparation and excellent client care. She has been a pupil supervisor since 2005 and each of her pupils has gone on to enjoy successful careers at the Criminal Bar in leading London sets.

Expertise

Amanda’s expertise is in the area of serious violent and sexual offences and Child Sexual Exploitation. Amanda is particularly skilled in the cross-examination of children and vulnerable witnesses. As a Lincoln’s Inn Course Tutor Amanda took part in the Rook Committee’s Programme to ‘Train the Trainers’(2015-2016) to ensure that all advocates are instructed in Vulnerable Witness Training.

Amanda is an accomplished defence advocate who understands that representation includes frequent contact with the client as well as first rate case preparation and advocacy.

Amanda has also practised in the area of regulatory law since 2012 and has successfully represented midwives at the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Fitness to Practise hearings.

Qualifications

BA (Hons.) English, University of London
Dip Law, College of Law, London

Notable Cases

 

Violent crimes 

R v YP – represented a 17 year old man who was charged with assisting an offender following a drugs related triple murder in Luton.

R v BW – led by John Coffey QC on a re-trial after fresh evidence. The client was charged with murder of his girlfriend and acquitted after serving 5 years’ in prison.

R v RR – represented a man accused of conspiracy to murder his wife. Successfully argued no case at half time.

R v MO – prosecuted a man who attempted to murder a woman who called at his flat to help him with his shopping.

R v TT – led by Michael Wolkind QC. Client murdered an estate agent after an argument about drugs.

Serious Sexual Offences

R v AH and others – represented Mr. AH in an eleven-handed grooming (Child Sexual Exploitation) case in Oxford. BBC and Oxford Mail.

R v DB – represented a scout leader who had isolated and groomed, with others, boy scouts who were away from their families due to family break down.

R v AK and others – secured the conviction of three defendants who abducted a drunk woman from a Brighton nightclub.

R v CL – represented a Brighton woman whose partner and two other men were part of a paedophile ring who met girls aged between 12-14 through chat rooms.

Drugs

R v CD-S – client was a man who brought 5kg cocaine into LHR in a suitcase and successfully argued that he believed it was gold.

R v OA – represented a man involved in drugs conspiracy to import 100kg cocaine into Dover.

Fraud

R v DB – Mr. DB was charged with using his insider knowledge to defraud several major banking institutions.

Regulatory

NMC v MR and others – instructed by The Nursing and Midwifery Council to present the NMC case in substantive hearings against three midwives following The Morecambe Bay (Kirkup) Enquiry.

NMC v EC – Amanda was instructed because of her known expertise in serious sexual offence cases. The NMC brought post-acquittal misconduct proceedings against a nurse who had sexually abused a paralysed, head injury patient who was unable to speak. The patient later learned to communicate using a letter board and made the accusation using this slow, painstaking process.

NMC v TR and others – instructed by The Royal College of Midwives to advise and represent three Guernsey midwives following a year long enquiry into neonatal deaths at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.
The case of SC concluded following a successful submission of no case to answer and the NMC reviewed a linked case of HP and offered no evidence.

Professional Associations

Criminal Bar Association
Lincoln’s Inn Advocacy Trainer
Pupil Supervisor

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Forthcoming Cases

R v MW – representing a man charged with incest and rape.

R v MA – historical allegations of incest, child grooming and rape that resulted in pregnancy and neonatal death.