Call: 1999

Amy’s practice is split equally between defence and prosecution work. She is regularly instructed as junior alone in cases that would be regarded as category 3 and above prosecution work such as rape, child abuse and other sexual offences, fraud, people trafficking, drug importations and PWITS class A conspiracies, blackmail, aggravated burglary, violent disorder, arson, complex robberies, serious assaults (section 18) and serious driving offences. In addition, Amy conducts appellate work and is routinely chosen by senior members of chambers as their junior, led in cases of particular import, e.g. a torture rape/murder.

Amy also has a particular aptitude for cases involving youths and defendants with mental health issues and has experience in the Mental Health Tribunal.

During her time as a RASSO trained rape specialist prosecutor she gained significant experience of the charging process and interrelationship between the CPS and the police and delivered training to Surrey Police on disclosure issues in Rape cases. She also qualified as both a youth specialist and a youth rape specialist.

Prior to her work within the CPS, Amy practised on the Northern Circuit for 10 years. Amy is now an established practitioner in the Canterbury and Maidstone Crown Courts. She is a member of the South-Eastern Circuit.

Past cases include:-

R v Gough: September 2021 – Amy successfully prosecuted a case of Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving.
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R v Niewiadomski: Amy successfully prosecuted the importation of £4 million worth of Class A drugs
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R v Petts: Sexual Assault and domestic violence
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R v Turl: Reckless Arson at a care home
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R v Walton: Section 18 Causing GBH with Intent: Successful prosecution of man who attacked neighbour
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OPERATION AGILE – Prosecution of large scale undercover police operation into County Lines drug dealing in Dover [advised on Charge then Prosecuted circa 30 offenders at Court.]

R v Brazier: Serious domestic violence
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R v X: secured acquittal of 17-year-old alleged getaway driver in cash-in transit robbery at The Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey)

R v Astall: Murder and rape [Prosecution Junior]
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R v G: Allegation of stranger rape – secured acquittal for defendant
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R v Walker and Madani: sporting memorabilia fraud: [Defence]
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R v Newsham and others: conspiracy to supply class A drugs [Defence]
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Notable Appellate work (reported cases) include:

R v Sammon and others: Conspiracy to import firearms [Prosecution Junior]
Case report on Bailii 

Attorney General’s Reference No 37 of 2004: Obtained a suspended sentence for defendant in Attempted Robbery with Imitation Firearm confirmed by Court of Appeal
Case report on Bailii

Appointments

  • 2022 – Recorder (Crime) South Eastern Circuit
    See news item here  and Recorder list here
  • 2021 – Accepted on the Treasury Counsel Pathway Scheme
  • 2021 – CPS Advocate Panel – Grade 3 Prosecutor
  • 2018 – September 2021 CPS: Crown Advocate
  • 2015 – 2018 CPS: Senior Crown Prosecutor [RASSO]

Notable Cases

Amy’s recent notable cases include:

2022 Operation Volt – conspiracy to make counterfeit currency. Led junior for the Prosecution. Largescale organised criminal conspiracy involving the manufacture of counterfeit £20 notes. Counterfeit currency with a nominal value of £12.5 million seized.

 

Notable Appellate work (reported cases) includes:

R v Sammon and others: Conspiracy to import firearms [Prosecution Junior]

Attorney General’s Reference No 37 of 2004: Suspended sentence for defendant in Attempted Robbery with Imitation Firearm confirmed by Court of Appeal.

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Kent Bar Mess
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • South Eastern Circuit

Languages

French (conversational)

Education

  • Nottingham Law School Bar Vocational Course (BTC) 1998-1999
  • Nottingham Trent University 1994-1997 LLB Hons

Latest news

8th March 2022

International Women’s Day 2022 – Six Pump Court Chambers

Six Pump Court is proud to celebrate the women barristers in chambers who practise in all areas of law:

26th January 2022

Ben Irwin and Amy Nicholson appointed as Recorders

Congratulations to our colleagues Ben Irwin and Amy Nicholson who have been appointed as Recorders.

1st October 2021

Amy Nicholson joins Six Pump Court

Chambers is delighted to welcome Amy Nicholson to our Crime team.

Contact my clerks

Graham Colloff

Graham Colloff

First Junior Clerk
Michael Hearn

Michael Hearn

Second Junior Clerk
Conor Moughton

Conor Moughton

Junior Clerk