Amy Hazlewood

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Year of Call: 2016

Throughout her time in Chambers, Amy’s hard work, understanding of the law and measured approach has earned her numerous plaudits from clients and solicitors. Her client care is widely recognised, as is her ability and versatility in Court.

Amy is a criminal defence specialist and a passionate, committed advocate, with an outstanding court advocacy. Her clear, focused advice and persuasive trial advocacy means she is regularly instructed in cases involving a range of allegations, including fraud, violence, drugs, sexual and public order offences. She also has extensive experience representing young and vulnerable clients charged with serious crimes.

She is a registered Case Presenter has extensive experience interim order hearings, and multi-day substantive hearings in cases involving clinical concerns, dishonesty and sexual misconduct. Amy also provides legal advice at every stage of the legal process, including the investigation stage, interim order hearings, substantive hearings, registration appeals and substantive order reviews.

Amy was specifically instructed as junior counsel to represent one of the main defendants in a confiscation hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice following convictions for serious financial offences totalling £60 million where evidence from live witnesses, experts and defendants being considered.

She is also a Regional FA Disciplinary Panel Member. She adjudicates on disciplinary cases on behalf of the County Football Associations on a range disciplinary matters arising from FA regulated football matches where conduct gives rise to breach of FA rules and regulations.

Amy is a Member of The Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel.

Notable Cases

  • R v AH

    Threats to kill – Crown Offered no evidence on day 2 of trial.

  • R v RS

    2 counts of Racially Aggravated Fear Or Provocation Of Violence and 2 counts of threatening Another With An Article With A Blade Or Point – RS was convicted on one count of Racially Aggravated Fear Or Provocation Of Violence and convicted of one count of Threatening Another With An Article With A Blade Or Point. He was acquitted of the remaining 2 and received a suspended sentence.

  • R v S

    GBH s.18 – Crown Offered no evidence on day 2 of the trial. Mr. S was acquitted on all counts.

  • R v J-AD

    Acquittal – Milton Keynes Magistrates – Sexual Assault

  • NMC v M

    7-day Substantive Hearing, representing the NMC in a fitness to practise hearing. The registered nurse failed to sufficiently identify risks during an assessment for patient that later died. Conditions of practice were imposed.

  • NMC v K

    Representing the NMC in an 8-day Substantive Hearing concerning a registered nurse stealing medications from Hospitals and Patients. The nurse’s fitness to practise was found to be impaired and the nurse was stuck off from the Register.

  • NMC v T

    3-day Interim Order Hearing concerning a registered nurse facing multiple allegations of historic and recent sexual abuse. The Panel imposed an interim suspension order.

  • NMC v R

    4-day Substantive Hearing, representing the NMC in a case where a nurse was found to be on duty whilst under the influence of drugs. The nurse was found to be impaired by reasons of health and conditions of practice were imposed.

Current Notable Instructions

• R v D - Possession of Firearm, Possession of ammunition and possession of Class A drugs (trial fixed for 2024)
• R v C - Controlling Or Coercive Behaviour, Assault By Beating, Non-Fatal Strangulation and Criminal Damage (trial fixed floater 2024)
• R v K - Controlling and Coercive Behaviour (trial fixed 2024)
• R v S - Robbery (trial fixed 2024)
• R v G - 3 - Burglary – (trial floating 2024)
• R v M - PWITS class A (trial warned 2025)

Awards

• Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award - The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (2014 – 2015)
• Bursary Award for Advocacy - Criminal Bar Association (November 2020)
• Graduate Diploma in Law - City Law School, University of London (2013 – 2015)

Scholarships

• Middle Temple Scholarship to attend the Dutton Course at Keble College (August 2023)
• Lord Diplock Major Scholarship Award from Middle Temple (June 2014/15)

Professional Memberships & Qualifications

• Criminal Bar Association
• Criminal Bar Association Young Bar Sub-Committee
• Young Fraud Lawyers Association
• The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
• Member of the Association for Regulator and Disciplinary Lawyers
• ICCA Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training Programme

Appointments

• CPS - External Advocates Panel (Grade I)
• Government Legal Department 'Junior Junior' Scheme .
• FA Independent Discipline Panel Member.

Further offerings

• Panellist for the Church Court Chambers Webinar – Jury Want to Hurt Me? 21st May 2020 Discussing the past, present and future of trial by jury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxf5pJW2ZiM
• Guest speaker – Inspire FM – 18th May 2020 – Discussing Fraud under the Furlough Scheme

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