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Chambers of PJ Kirby QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

Living Wage
HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 2523
Fax:
Fax 020 7691 1234
DX:
393 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.hardwicke.co.uk

Amanda Illing has been Chief Executive of Hardwicke for the last eight years, having joined initially as Chambers Director.  Her role is to take a lead in the strategic development and management of chambers and to implement its business plan. She takes a key role with colleagues in developing business and long-lasting relationships with clients. She also takes responsibility for the recruitment of and career development of the barristers at Hardwicke, and her staff team.

Amanda was previously the Private Secretary to the Director of Public Prosecutions and a caseworker in the Crown Prosecution Service, handling cases such as the appeal of the Birmingham Six, and the first corporate manslaughter prosecution following the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise.

Amanda is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a trustee of the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) and an accredited ADR mediator. 

Innovation is a key objective for both Amanda personally and Hardwicke as a chambers.  The latest project to be completed was delivery of a new website in late 2018 showcasing Hardwicke’s expertise and giving viewers the ability to reach the information in which they are interested quickly and in a variety of formats to suit their requirements.

Corporate social responsibility and EDI is another area in which Hardwicke leads the Bar and Amanda takes a personal interest.  In this regard, she supports FreeBar, a forum focused on LGBT+ people and their allies working at and for the Bar.  She is a signatory to the ERA Pledge, a gender diversity initiative to promote equal representation in arbitration.

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