Amanda was called to the Bar in July 2000 and accepts instructions via solicitors or direct access. .
Amanda was already a specialist employment representative before she was called to the Bar; Amanda was trained as an employment rights officer by a well-known charity and handled 71 employment cases, one of which was in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Due to her prior legal experience, Amanda was granted a dispensation by the Bar Council of four months, qualifying early, following which she accepted tenancy in London chambers.
Amanda is down-to-earth and direct with her advice. She is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme and is also an Accredited Mediator. Amanda has experience working for SMEs, companies, media personalities and individuals.
Areas of law
- Employment Law
- Civil & Commercial Litigation
- Entertainment Law
With over 25 years of experience in employment law, Amanda has worked throughout the UK, advising and representing claimants and respondents in every area of employment law, including:
- Age discrimination
- Breach of Contract
- Bullying and harassment
- Contract law
- COT3 agreements
- Disability discrimination
- Discrimination (sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation)
- Dismissal, including Constructive Dismissal
- Equal pay claims
- Pregnancy/Maternity discrimination
- Race discrimination
- Restraint of Trade
- Restrictive Covenants
- Settlement Agreements
- Unfair Dismissal
Amanda has represented clients in multi-claimant cases, including 20 claimants in an insolvency matter and defending a pensions issue involving over 11,000 employees. Her work includes regulatory advice/compliance issues, and personal injury in the context of employment law. She does not accept instructions for stand-alone personal injury or pension matters.
Civil & Commercial Litigation
Amanda has 20 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and particularly enjoys complex legal applications and challenges, injunctive proceedings, and contractual disputes.
Her cases have included:
- Permission to appeal granted to pursue an action against a high street bank for breach of trust
- Dispute of ownership of an aircraft held on trust by a third party
- Psychiatric injury arising from breach of duty by an employer
- Breach of contract in delivery of a vessel
- Obtaining an Interim Injunction to prevent a performer from breaching copyright and IP
- Advising on and defending cases referred to the CJEU
Amanda has worked for actors, musicians and music companies on entertainment law work, including:
- Drafting/negotiating contracts
- Settlement agreements
She is involved (non-legal capacity) with the entertainment industry and has edited screenplays.
- Workplace Mediation Conversion Course, National Dispute Resolution
- Accredited Mediation Course, London School of Mediation
- Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London
- Latin, University of Leeds
- MA European Legal Studies with additional languages (Dutch for Law and French Economics and Business), University of Leeds
- LLB (Hons) Law, Leeds Metropolitan University
Amanda spends her spare time painting and writing. Her paintings are available for sale publicly, and she has written several books, including Brexit A2Z: Facts Not Fiction (designed for lay people). Her articles regularly appear in the Yorkshire Bylines, and she has co-authored a series of articles with David Wolchover for the New Law Journal. Amanda also writes fiction and edits screenplays, usually under a pseudonym.
Areas of Law
Miss Amanda Marquarite Robinson is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:
Very experienced in the areas of:
- Business & Commercial Law
Specialist in the following additional areas:
Experienced in the following additional areas:
- Clinical Negligence
- Professional Negligence
- Professional Regulation
- Personal Injury
- Public Access Accredited
- Business & Commercial Law
Happy to help in the following additional areas:
- Brexit Law
- International Law
- Personal Injury
Training in this area in the following additional areas:
- Commercial Arbitration & ADR inc Adjudication
Outside of these key areas of law, Miss Amanda Marquarite Robinson is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Amanda Marquarite direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.
Cases and Publications
- The latest attack on our judiciary begs the question: have we surrendered to fascism?
- Judicial Review under review
- Covid-19: early reopening worse than lockdown
- Who will benefit from a no-deal Brexit?
- Constructive Dismissal at the highest echelons of government
- Brexit, the Prime Minister and the Single Market
- Brexit: the beginning of the end?
- The referendum leave campaign & electoral breaches
- The Impact of Brexit on Workers' Rights
- Is Brexit a Russia-backed Coup?
- Brexit A2Z: Facts Not Fiction
Fees and Feedback
Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=514
Please see “profile” tab for a description of the legal services provided by this barrister.
We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.
Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.
We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost-effective solution for our clients.
If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.
All our barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and hold a current practising certificate, details can be found at the following link Barristers’ Register
If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).
The Legal Ombudsman’s details are as follows:
PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333
1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3. I, Miss Amanda Marquarite Robinson, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4. It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:
· Advise on the prospects of litigation;
· Advise on the value of your claim;
· Representation at a court hearing;
· Representation at trial;
· Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.
5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.
6. The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.
7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.
8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.
Recipients of your data
9. I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:
(i) Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;
(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;
(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;
(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;
(vi) Education and examining bodies; and
(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.
Special Categories of Data
10. In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.
11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.
12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.
13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.
14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:
(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;
(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;
(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;
(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.
15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation.
17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.
19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.
20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.
21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests.
22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object.
23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:
(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;
(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;
(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or
(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.
24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).
25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort.
26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. The I.T. systems used by Clerksroom are ISO27001 compliant.
Complaints or Queries
27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: Amanda.Robinson@clerksroom.com, or my clerks: mail@clerksroom telephone 01823 247 247.
28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.
29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
Deborah Nichol Head of Human Resources
I would highly recommend Amanda to any company or HR professional who requires a Barrister for Employment Tribunal proceedings. She is very direct, confident, knowledgeable, and thorough. She explained the whole process clearly and I felt very comfortable throughout the process that I was in safe hands. The case and the claimant was very challenging but Amanda handled it all fairly with professionalism and tact.
DM Direct Access Client
I am very grateful to Clerksroom and Amanda. Amanda was able to offer me legal advice within 48 hours of being instructed, and as a result I was able to resolve a very stressful legal dispute that I was involved in. Amanda listened to my concerns and explained her advice in a way that a litigant in person, like myself, could understand. I would highly recommend her.
GL Public Access Client
Amanda provided a first-class service from the minute I appointed her to represent me, she gave clear and concise advice. The law can be a very complex and she made what was confusing seem clear for the first time in a long time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Amanda, her approach and calmness helped to calm me, which is all I really needed at the time.
MC Direct Access Client
‘At all times, Amanda gave me the utmost confidence that I was getting the best possible advice. I found her enthusiasm to be a great comfort. My questions about the rights I have under employment law and best possible strategy for my particular case and circumstances, were answered clearly, with options given and reasons why I might choose one or the other. I learnt a great deal from Amanda's advice that gives me renewed confidence on what I need to be aware of in my future relationships with employers. Also, as I am now making the transition to business owner, I am also much better prepared in terms of the duties and responsibilities I have towards my own employees. Overall, I was extremely satisfied with the service from Clerksroom. I certainly recommend Amanda unreservedly to anyone needing support and representation in employment cases.’