We are delighted to announce that, on 1 January 2020, Amanda Hyde joined the Keegan Alexander partnership.
Amanda was admitted to the bar in 2010. She began her career in the legal team at the Ministry of Justice, subsequently moving to Chen Palmer where she practised public law. Amanda joined Keegan Alexander in 2013 where she has remained ever since, working in civil litigation.
Practising primarily in the High Court, Amanda has also appeared in the Family Court and District Court, and has argued appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She has appeared both as principal counsel and in support of senior counsel instructed by the firm. Amanda has worked across a broad range of matters, but has particular expertise in public/administrative law, intellectual property, extradition law, and trusts/estate disputes.
Her most recent accomplishments include:
- Appearing in the Supreme Court on behalf of two of the defendants in the long-running Dotcom litigation, with responsibility for arguing a significant aspect of the case for our clients;
- Succeeding on appeal in the Sealegs copyright infringement action against Orion Marine and Smuggler Marine, having drafted the written submissions on appeal and shouldered a portion of the oral argument in the Court of Appeal;
- Successfully arguing an application to strike out causes of action in a complex trust dispute.
In her seven years at the firm, Amanda has worked tirelessly in key roles in a wide variety of challenging cases. She has a genuine enthusiasm for legal practise, and an unwavering commitment to client service.
We congratulate Amanda on her achievements and welcome her to the partnership.