5 Essex Court

Amy Clarke

Call 2010

"She is all over both the facts and the law. She provides highly attractive advocacy and really knows how to pitch things in the right way to a tribunal."
Chambers UK 2021

Amy accepts instructions across Chambers’ main practice areas with particular interest in Police Law, Inquests and Inquiries, Professional Discipline and Regulatory and Healthcare. Described by instructing solicitors as “approachable “tenacious and persuasive”, Amy primarily represents police forces as well as other public sector organisations such as NHS Trusts, as well as organisations within the Charity sector.

Amy is currently instructed on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service. Other recent examples of her work include successful defence of a judicial review of retention of acquittal information on the Police National Computer,  an inquest into the death of a man who was attacked with a crossbow and police misconduct proceedings involving sexual misconduct. Forthcoming cases include civil proceedings on behalf of a police force relating to the seizure of thousands of automatic weapons, defence of a claim brought under Article 3 of the Human Rights Act relating to alleged failures in a rape investigation, defence of a claim brought under the Equality Act 2010 against a veteran’s charity and the inquest into the death of Gaia Pope, which will examine complex medical evidence as well as the missing person investigation conducted by Dorset Police immediately before her death.  

Amy has recently contributed to The Times Law, discussing the need for enforceable national standards for better air quality.

Before being called to the Bar, Amy worked as a Parliamentary Researcher and a Paralegal within a personal injury department.