Amelia Nice > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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Amelia is a barrister specialising in extradition, human rights and public law, and is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar. The majority of her work involves human rights related arguments and she has particular expertise in cases concerning children’s rights.

Amelia accepts Direct Public Access instructions.

Amelia currently serves as junior counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.


Bar Pro Bono Unit

Child Abduction Lawyers Association

Defence Extradition Lawyers Association

Extradition Lawyers Association

Family Law Bar Association

Human Rights Lawyers Association

Amelia is a member of the Bar Council Equality and Diversity Committee


University of Leeds, Philosophy and Politics, 1st
University of Cardiff, Critical Theory
BPP Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law and BVC

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Amelia NiceDoughty Street ChambersShe is a charming, authoritative yet sympathetic advocate who manages to get the confidence of the tribunal with ease. Extremely client friendly, with an ability to take a holistic approach to what can be the competing complexities of any given case, this is particularly so in the context of the family law/extradition cross over. Good at representing the interests of victims and the vulnerable.

Doughty Street Chambers ‘has an excellent, in-depth extradition team‘, with particular strength in human rights cases, and is also ‘pre-eminent in international criminal law‘, according to clients. In a recent highlight, ‘impressive advocate‘ Edward Fitzgerald QC represented the appellant before the Supreme Court in Elgizouli v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a challenge to the Secretary of State’s decision to provide mutual legal assistance to the USA for a capital trial, without seeking assurances that the death penalty would not be imposed; the Supreme Court upheld the challenge. In other recent news of note, the ‘fearless‘ Ben Cooper QC took silk in March 2020 further strengthening the set at the senior end. Elsewhere in chambers, the ‘meticulousAmal Clooney is ‘tactically first class and a natural lead advocate in cases‘; Australia- and English-qualified Megan Hirst has developed ‘a preeminent role in acting for victims in international courts‘; and Amelia Nice‘s experience of family law is ‘an added bonus and places her ahead of many of her peers when there is an overlap of family law in extradition cases‘.