Member of Chambers Profile

Amy Oliver

Year of Call: 2016


Amy joined chambers in 2017 following successful completion of pupillage. She prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases.

She is currently a Grade 1 CPS Advocate, and accepts instructions to prosecute trials and appeals in the Crown Court.

Amy has experience representing young and vulnerable defendants, including those with significant learning difficulties and mental health issues.

Amy has appeared in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 on behalf of the prosecution and the defence, and has acted for the London Borough of Southwark at a public interest immunity hearing. She is currently involved in the review and disclosure of evidence in a fraud investigation on behalf of the Attorney-General of Jersey.

During pupillage, Amy assisted in the prosecution for non-accidental injuries to an infant involving controversial medical evidence on “shaken baby syndrome”. She has produced a charging advice in relation to multiple allegations of rape, and has advised on issues of cross-admissibility and doli incapax in relation to historic sex offences.

Recent work:

R v. JE (Croydon Crown Court) – prosecuted a trial for possession of offensive weapons and Class B drugs

R v. EG (Portsmouth Crown Court) – defended a young man at sentence for s.18 GBH and other offences

R v. SK (Kingston Crown Court) – prosecuted an appeal against conviction for possession of an offensive weapon and battery

R v. PU (Inner London Crown Court) – defended a man with paranoid schizophrenia at plea and sentence for arson, which involved calling psychiatric evidence in respect of a hospital order

R v. DD (Croydon Youth Court) – defended a 15-year-old at sentence for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs

R v. MJ (Ealing Magistrates Court) – defended a man charged with harassment of his ex-partner and mother of his child, securing his acquittal

Education and Awards:

Ann Goddard Scholarship, Gray’s Inn [2017]

BPP Law School – BPTC (VC) [2016]

BPP Advocacy Scholarship [2015]

Cambridge University – Law BA (Hons) [2015]