Miss Amanda Nanhoo-Robinson

Miss Amanda Nanhoo-Robinson

Gray's Inn Barrister London and Leeds
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Called in 2000 Public Access Accredited BSB Guidance for Public Access
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Profile

General Information

Amanda is a commercial lawyer with an emphasis on employment law and discrimination, who works throughout the UK. She is down-to-earth and direct with her advice. She has experience working for SMEs, companies, media personalities and individuals. Amanda has over 20 years of experience in the employment tribunal and over 18 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation.

Specialisms:
Employment law – with over 20 years of experience in employment law, Amanda has worked throughout the UK and represented claimants and respondents in every area of employment law, including:

Age discrimination

Breach of Contract

Bullying and harassment

Contract law

COT3

Defamation

Disability discrimination

Discrimination (sex, race, disability, religion)

Dismissal including Constructive Dismissal

Equal pay claims

Injunctions

Pregnancy discrimination

Race discrimination

Redundancy

Restraint of Trade

Restrictive Covenants

Settlement Agreements

Unfair Dismissal

Victimisation

Whistleblowing

Cases which have been in the news have involved religious discrimination, race discrimination, and pregnancy 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. Work includes regulatory advice/compliance and personal injury, in the context of employment law. Amanda does not accept instructions for stand-alone personal injury or pension matters.


Civil and Commercial Litigation – Amanda has 18 years’ experience and particularly enjoys jurisdiction arguments and strike out applications, complex legal applications and challenges, injunctive proceedings, judicial review proceedings, human rights arguments, and contractual disputes. Cases have included: Permission to appeal granted to pursue an action against a high street bank for breach of trust, dispute of ownership of a small airplane held on trust by a third party, psychiatric injury arising from breach of duty by employer, breach of contract in delivery of a vessel, and obtaining an Interim Injunction to prevent a performer from breaching copyright and IP. She has also advised on and defended cases referred to the CJEU.

Entertainment law- Amanda has worked for media clients (actors, musicians and a music company) and her work has included drafting/negotiationg contracts, settlement agreements, injunctions and defamation. She is the private lawyer for Navi and the lawyer for Showtime Productions Ltd, and is involved (non-legal capacity) with the entertainment industry.

Direct Access Practice:
Amanda is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

Background

Amanda won 11 commendations and 2 awards, including the Maths Award, in her last two years at school. She started her first business when she was 16, while attending college. There, Amanda studied law at A level, as well as obtaining a GCSE in law and a GSCE in German (Amanda also completed her German A Level within 5 months), before she attended both universities in Leeds.  Amanda studied for her first degree, an LLB (with Hons) in law, followed by a Masters in European Legal Studies (with additional languages - French and Dutch) under Professors John Bell and Jo Shaw in 1997. She prepared her thesis under the guidance of Professor Bell. 

She then read degree-level Latin at Leeds, while she worked as a volunteer legal advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Within months, Amanda was trained as the Employment Rights Officer, representing clients in tribunal proceedings. Her first court/tribunal hearing was in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Amanda dealt with over 70 employment law cases before she attended Bar School. Amanda also became a Director of the CAB she was based at. By this point, Amanda had studied several other languages including Egyptian Arabic, Japanese and Italian (for social use). 

In 1999, Amanda attended BPP Law School in London achieving a VC (Very Competent) and was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in July 2000. She gained pupillage with J. Henry Trumpington at Staple Inn Chambers, where she undertook general common law and commercial work.  As a result of her legal experience, Amanda was given dispensation by the Bar Council and qualified early (8 months instead of the standard 12) and was immediately offered tenancy at 169 Temple Avenue, London, the Chambers of the late Evan Ashfield, where she practised civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insurance law and employment law.

Amanda joined Broadway House Chambers, as part of the Employment Team in Leeds, alongside undertaking commercial chancery work, for several years before returning to London.  As part of that team she delivered seminars and training to solicitors and local authorities, which she continues to offer. 

Following her return to London, Amanda set up her own Chambers alongside working with solicitors' firms, SMEs, and companies, during which she has continued to practice employment law and civil and commercial litigation, as well as providing private training and undertaking pro bono work. Amanda works throughout the UK.

In 2019 Amanda trained with the London School of Mediation and is an Accredited Mediator. She undertook workplace mediation training in 2021.

Amanda spends her spare time painting and writing; Amanda's 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. 

Publications include:

  • 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

Education:

  • 1993-1996 LLB (Hons) Law, Leeds Metropolitan University. Specialist subjects: European law, Jurisprudence, Employment Law. Dissertation completed. 
  • 1996-1997 MA European Legal Studies with additional languages (Dutch for Law and French Economics and Business), University of Leeds. Thesis: ‘Has Economic Integration Resulted in Social Disadvantages Within the EU?’
  • 1997-1999 Latin, University of Leeds
  • 1999-2000 Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London. Specialist subjects: Insurance Law and International Trade.
  • 2019 Accredited Mediation Course, London School of Mediation
  • 2021 Workplace Mediation Conversion Course, National Dispute Resolution
  • Amanda has a number of diplomas and certificates which are not law-related, including in CBT.

 

 

Areas of Law

Miss Amanda Nanhoo-Robinson is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Employment
  • Brexit Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Costs
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Regulation
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Access Accredited
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Media Law & Information Law
  • Inquests
  • International Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Licensing
  • Commercial Arbitration & ADR inc Adjudication

Outside of these key areas of law, Miss Amanda Nanhoo-Robinson is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Amanda direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Cases and Publications

Publications include: • 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

FEES:

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=514

SERVICES:

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.

REDRESS:

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Complaints information

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:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Web: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Privacy Notice

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 Nanhoo-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.

Retention

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. 

Your Rights

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. 

Security

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/

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