Primary Areas of Practice
Amanda is recognised for her strong legal analysis and strategic thinking. She is a skilled and dedicated advocate, committed to obtaining just outcomes for her clients.
Amanda has expertise in a wide range of matters, such as:
- General civil litigation: Advising on and appearing as counsel in litigation on diverse matters, including: negligence claims; leaky building claims; oppressive conduct proceedings (under s 174 of the Companies Act 1993); professional disciplinary proceedings; civil forfeiture; insurance law; contractual disputes.
- Intellectual property: Acting in complex copyright infringement proceedings, most notably the recent Sealegs/Orion/Smuggler litigation, ultimately succeeding on appeal.
- Public and administrative law: Particular expertise advising on and appearing as counsel in judicial review of statutory decision-makers, including in relation to: decisions of the District and Family Courts; decisions made under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992; decisions made by local authorities.
- Extradition law: Since late 2014, instructed in the long-running Dotcom extradition proceedings, involving appearances at all levels of the Courts in respect of complex and diverse legal issues.
- Trusts and estates: Acting in litigation arising in relation to estates (including under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and the Family Protection Act 1955) and complex trust disputes.
Since joining Keegan Alexander in 2013, Amanda has worked primarily on large scale and/or complex litigation, frequently working closely with, and appearing in Court alongside, senior counsel instructed by the firm. Her practice comprises principally High Court litigation, and she has also argued appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
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