Amanda qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Costs Draftsmen in 2007 and, following the introduction of the Costs Lawyer Qualification, went onto qualify as a Costs Lawyer in 2011. Amanda remained in the field of costs from 2001 to 2019 and, during this period, worked for one of the UK’s largest costs firms. Whilst Amanda headed up the Legal Aid Department, her caseload was varied in nature including claims for costs in relation to Court of Protection, Immigration, Family, Inheritance, Children Act, Arbitration and, predominantly, clinical negligence at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court.
After making the decision to explore an alternative career avenue, Amanda joined Girlings Personal Injury Claim in 2019. In view of her previous experience, she had gained a good understanding of the law and the Court process and therefore initially assisted both the personal injury and clinical negligence departments before commencing her role as a Litigation Executive in the clinical negligence department.
Amanda’s caseload includes a variety of clinical negligence matters including claims relating to delayed cancer diagnosis, infant death and also claims for orthopaedic and gynaecological injuries.
Amanda continues to practice as a Costs Lawyer and provides assistance to the team in relation to costs where necessary.