- Included in the The Best Lawyers™in the United Kingdom 2019 for Transport Law (Belfast)
- Leading Individual for Litigation and Personal Injury: Defendant, "very driven to ensure her clients' interests are protected."
Chambers UK 2018
- She is described as "very knowledgeable and on the ball"
Chambers UK 2017
- "vast experience and an ability to communicate at all levels".
The Legal 500 UK 2017
- She is described by market sources as someone who “knows her business” and is “extremely diligent and tenacious in her pursuit of resolving disputes"
Chambers UK 2016
- Qualified in Northern Ireland in 1995
Amanda is the managing partner in the firm’s Belfast office.
Amanda specialises in insurance matters, casualty and professional negligence (coverage and defence). In casualty, she defends catastrophic and large loss matters in employers’, public and road traffic liability claims for insurers and self-insured companies. She also defends disease claims and deals with regulatory health and safety prosecutions in marine, transport, retail and healthcare. Amanda works for marine insurers and P&I Clubs and Associations and conducts vessel arrests under Admiralty law.
She is a leading defence litigation practitioner, and is respected locally as an expert in professional negligence, medical negligence and ¬advisory matters including inquests, inquiries and disciplinary matters.
Amanda also handles first and third party claims arising from incidents causing major losses, including; fire, explosion, flood, collapse, impact, machinery breakdown, environmental contamination, subsidence and riots. She acts for architects, engineers and surveyors, in construction related disputes. She recently dealt with a recovery action arising out of defective onshore and marine works at Victoria Terminal 4 in Belfast Harbour, securing a multi-million pound settlement after mediation in London.
She deals with commercial litigation such as freezing orders, search orders, third party disclosure and contract disputes, including procurement challenges of tender awards and alternative dispute resolution. She also leads in Belfast in defending product liability actions.
Amanda works on a number of complex and high value claims, including leading the ASR litigation in Northern Ireland and leading in the high profile “Hyponatraemia Inquiry” arising out of the deaths of children due to fluid overload; managing a high profile claim on behalf of a firm of architects arising out of the design of the MAC Theatre, one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious arts venues.
She is a former Regional Representative for FOIL, sat on the Contentious Business Committee of Law Society for a number of years and is a Council Member of the Freight Council in Northern Ireland. Amanda recently met with the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland to discuss the potential changes to funding arrangements for civil litigation in Northern Ireland.