Amanda is a very experienced commercial and Chancery barrister. She specializes in commercial disputes of all kinds, shareholder disputes, company and partnership law, civil fraud, contentious trusts and probate and property litigation.
Amanda has been involved in some very significant cases. Amanda recently successfully represented global investment firm The Carlyle Group plc defending a claim for more than $1 billion arising out of the collapse of a Guernsey investment fund specialising in mortgage-backed securities. The case involved allegations of misfeasance, breach of directors’ duties and wrongful trading. The judgment handed down in September 2017 dismissed all claims against Carlyle (Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited v Conway and others (Guernsey Judgment 38/2017)).
Amanda also acted for the Royal Bank of Scotland at first instance, in the Court of Appeal and in the House of Lords in the leading case of RBS v. Etridge  3 WLR 806. Amanda was also engaged in the very high profile civil fraud case (AWG v. Morrison) defending a £100 million claim arising out of a company takeover which was one of The Lawyer Top 10 trials of the year.
Amanda has considerable experience and expertise in cases involving highly technical issues, accounting, scientific and medical. She also has several years experience of sitting as Chairman of Mental Health Review Tribunals.