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Practice Areas

Fraud, corruption, financial markets offences, POCA & private prosecutions

Professional Memberships

Vice Chair of the Bar Council 2019; Chair of the International Committee 2012-18; UK representative for the International Criminal Bar 2009-2016; Bencher Middle Temple; Deputy Chair of the Tate Members Council, Trustee of the Slynn Foundation & Champion of “The First 100 Years”

Career

Expert in corporate crime, international financial crime and cases raising intricate cross-border questions. Amanda is instructed in the most high-profile cases in the fields of fraud, regulatory and corruption cases & related High Court actions including judicial review. Recent experience includes Fraud: defending in a Euribor-manipulation trial; prosecuting an SFO international investment fraud by hedge funds using derivatives; a foreign, ‘green’ investments fraud; advising in a corporate prosecution for giving false information to the market. Corruption: advice relating to a plc on corporate corruption in the Middle-East & a pharmaceutical company in China; advising the CEO of an engineering company on corruption in procurement; advising general counsel on an international corruption allegation. She has recently represented a US association on cross-border privilege, conducted a private prosecution of a lawyer for forgery and acted in a POCA action for compensation against a police force; she advises on search warrant and production orders. Amanda delivers training to judges, prosecutors and lawyers internationally, including recently in Oman and Cyprus. Amanda accepts direct access instructions.

Publications

Co-author Corporate Criminal Liability by Pinto and Evans (3rd Edition - Sweet & Maxwell); Contributing Author to Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, on corporate criminal liability & Smith, Owen & Bodnar’s Asset Recovery, Criminal Confiscation & Civil Recovery, on sanctions.