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Amy Sander

Work 020 7813 8000
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)


Amy has a broad commercial practice with a particular interest in public international law; international arbitration; human rights; employment law. The Legal 500 (2013) describes Amy as ‘outstanding’ and says she is ‘potentially the brightest rising star in a set which has many bright stars’. In 2013, Amy was named as one of the ten ‘Stars of the Bar’ under ten years’ call by Legal Week (November 2013). Amy is described as ‘extremely easy to work with
 very keen to get on with the job in hand’. The publication quotes instructing solicitors as having described Amy as ‘bright and very responsive’, with one lawyer stating ‘whether in terms of skeleton arguments or longer written pleadings, Amy’s written advocacy is first rate,’ adding that ‘her legal and research skills are excellent and exceptional in terms of mastering and getting to the heart of issues’. Amy was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (the Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel) in 2014, and Junior Counsel to the Crown (the Attorney General’s London C Panel) in 2013. She is also on the panel of EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission) Counsel.


Called 2006, Middle Temple.


Belvedere School, Liverpool, GPDST (1992-99); Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University (2002 BA Law (1st Class), 2004 LLM (1st Class)); Harvard University (Kennedy Scholar).

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Public international law

Within: Leading Juniors

Amy Sander - Essex Court Chambers ‘ Her professionalism, courtesy and diligence is truly exemplary. ’

Within: Public international law

Essex Court Chambers is a 'very eminent set' with an 'unparalleled range of talents' working across all areas of public international law. The set has a strong focus on state v state and investment treaty arbitrations, and has a strong blend of barristers with both academic and commercial expertise. Members regularly appear before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. Major cases include Ukraine v Russia, in which Sam Wordsworth QC is leading Amy Sander.

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