Amelia King

Barrister

Date of Call: 2016

  • Barrister profile

Amelia joined Chambers following the successful completion of her pupillage in April 2019. Amelia’s practice includes family law and all areas of civil law.

She was called to the Bar in 2016 after obtaining a ‘Very Competent’ grade on the BPTC which she studied on a part-time basis whilst working full-time as a Paralegal in a law firm. Following the BPTC she qualified as an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Prior to pupillage Amelia practised as a County Court Advocate and attended court on the Western Circuit for a variety of cases including mortgage repossessions and applications, infant settlements, Consumer Credit Act disputes and general applications under the CPR.

Expertise

Family: Care & Children

Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

Amelia has experience representing both applicants and respondents in private law children matters including applications for prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders and cases where there are allegations of domestic abuse, alcohol and substance misuse. She can accept instructions at all stages of disputes.


Domestic violence & injunctions

Throughout pupillage Amelia gained significant experience in domestic violence injunction matters under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 (both ex-parte and on-notice) representing both applicants and respondents. Amelia has been praised for her professionalism, client care and quality of work which has led to her receiving repeat instructions.


Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

Amelia has experience in care proceedings and is open to accepting instructions for a variety of hearings.


Family: Finance

Divorce & Separation

Amelia has experience in representing applicants and respondents in financial remedy proceedings.


Chancery and Commercial

Amelia has built up significant experience representing both claimants and defendants in a range of county court hearings including credit hire claims, small claims and fast track trials. She has dealt with credit hire claims involving a range of issues including the enforceability of a hire agreement against a claimant who was 16 when the agreement was entered into.


Commercial Chancery


Insolvency and liquidation

Amelia has experience dealing with applications for bankruptcy.


Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Prior to pupillage Amelia spent a number of years dealing with personal injury claims in respect of both both liability and quantum. Amelia has represented both claimants and defendants in MOJ Stage 3 hearings, directions hearings, small claims and fast track trials. She also has experience in representing claimants at Infant Approvals.


Property

Whilst working as a County Court Advocate prior to pupillage Amelia attended courts on the Western Circuit for mortgage repossessions and applications, landlord and tenant disputes and order for sale applications.


Landlord and tenant

Amelia has significant experience in mortgage repossessions and applications, landlord and tenant disputes, charging orders and order for sale applications.


Qualifications

  • LLB, University of Southampton (2:1)
  • Bar Professional Training Course, University of the West of England (Very Competent)

Membership

  • ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Personal Info

In her spare time Amelia enjoys keeping fit through CrossFit and taking walks in the countryside.