Amanda has experience in proceedings conducted pursuant to the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness To Be Tried) Act 1997 and the Serious Offenders Act 2018.
Amanda also has experience in confiscation proceedings, occupational health and safety matters and coronial inquests.
Amanda holds a Victorian Bar Indictable Crime Certificate and is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister. In 2017, Amanda was selected by Victoria Legal Aid to participate in the Trial Counsel Development Program. Amanda has also undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants for persons who are members of Aboriginal communities.
Prior to signing the Bar roll, Amanda practised as a criminal law solicitor. She commenced her legal career at the Office of Public Prosecutions before practising as a solicitor advocate with Robert Stary Lawyers (now Stary Norton Halphen).
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. She read with Carolene Gwynn (now Her Honour Judge Gwynn of the County Court). Her senior mentor at the Bar is George Georgiou SC (now His Honour Judge Georgiou of the County Court).
Amanda is on Foley's List and is a member of Crockett Chambers. She is a member of the Criminal Bar Association committee and previously served on the Victorian Bar Student Engagement Committee.