Amanda is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. She was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2016 when she joined the firm.
Her areas of practice include Corporate and Commercial Litigation, with a focus on Negligence, Debt Recovery, Banking, Maritime, Aviation, Property, Defamation, and General Civil Litigation.
Amanda has been lead counsel and co-counsel in successfully litigated cases at the local Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. She represents major international airlines, insurance companies, large financial institutions, public transport and utility companies, multinational hotel chains and telecommunications companies. Amanda has also been involved in commercial and construction arbitrations and appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
She regularly negotiates and settles claims on behalf of airlines and aircraft insurance companies and is the co-leader of the firm’s aviation litigation practice, having gained experience in handling Warsaw and Montreal Convention claims. Her banking practice includes enforcement of mortgages, promissory notes, guarantees and other corporate securities. Throughout her maritime practice, she has been involved in resisting arrests, billion dollar sales and litigation surrounding large international bulk carriers and cargo ships.
Prior to joining the firm, Amanda graduated from Campion College in 2011 as a Jamaica Scholar. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies in 2014 and thereafter obtained her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School.
Amanda participated in, and was awarded prizes for Best Advocate at the Inter-American Human Rights Competition held in Washington D.C. in 2014 and the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in 2016. She was also the recipient of the Jason Alliman Award for Excellence in Advocacy at the Norman Manley Law School.
Amanda sits on the firm's publications committee and enjoys travelling in her spare time.