Amy appears and advises in both criminal and administrative law.
The focus of Amy’s criminal practice is trial and appellate work. She accepts briefs for both prosecution and defence matters. Amy has appeared in criminal trials in areas including terrorism, child exploitation, sex offences, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, and violence offences. In addition to trials, Amy has appeared in supervision order applications, fitness hearings, contraventions, bail applications, appeals and pleas.
Amy also appears and advises in enquiries, regulatory matters, and crimes’ compensation applications. In addition, she accepts briefs in administrative matters including working with children, environment and planning, and mental health.
Amy returned to the Victorian Bar in September 2021 after 12 months as In-House Counsel at Djirra’s Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service. In addition to appearance work, Amy advised Djirra on compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements. Back at the Bar, Amy continues to advise not-for-profit organisations on risk management, information sharing obligations, and compliance with the legislative, and regulatory frameworks.
Before coming to the Bar, Amy was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Hollingworth at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Amy also worked for the Judicial College of Victoria, Norton Rose Fulbright, and Maddocks Lawyers. In private practice, she practised in property, and environment and planning.
Amy holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and has undertaken Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training. She is also member of the Northern Territory Bar Association.
Amy read with Sally Flynn QC and her senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.