Amanda has broad commercial litigation experience, and has particular experience in professional negligence disputes and issues relating to professional indemnity insurance.

She is a recommended individual for International Arbitration in Legal 500 and her practice also includes international disputes involving multiple jurisdictions in Europe and Africa. Amanda frequently acts for clients in the professional services, financial services, technology and energy sectors in connection with disputes in the English courts and abroad, arbitration and regulatory investigations. 

Her recent arbitration highlights include acting for Jeremy Hosking in connection with his arbitral disputes with Marathon Asset Management LLP.  She also was a member the team who successfully defended James Seddon against the £30 million breach of duty and conspiracy claim brought by his former employer Marathon Asset Management.

She is qualified in New Zealand, having relocated to the United Kingdom in 2010.

  • Amanda's experience includes the following.

    • Acting in arbitration proceedings between members of an LLP in the asset management sector.
    • Acting for large broking firm in relation to complex negligence and breach of authority claim in Commercial Court.
    • Acted as junior counsel for Carter Holt Harvey Limited its $NZ170million breach of contract claim against Genesis Energy Limited, Rolls-Royce New Zealand Limited and Rolls-Royce International Plc in relation to the cogeneration plant built at Carter Holt Harvey’s Pulp and Paper Mill at Kinleith. In terms of evidence and cross-examination, this case (even though it was settled during trial) was the longest running civil litigation ever in New Zealand.
    • Secondment to major London market insurer.

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