Amanda Bostock > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers
32 FURNIVAL STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1JQ
England

Work Department

Crime/Extradition/Prison law

Position

Barrister – Extradition/Mutual Legal Assistance/Crime/Prison law

Career

Amanda is experienced in all areas of criminal law alongside her extensive practice in extradition for which she is recognised as a leading junior and ranked at Tier 1 for International Crime and Extradition. 

She is described in Chambers and Partners as a ‘tenacious advocate’ who has a ‘lovely manner’ with clients and is ‘extremely well versed in the law’ with ‘incredibly good advocacy skills’.

She regularly appears for both Requested Persons and Requesting States at first instance and at the High Court and in relation to both Part 1 and Part 2 requests. Amanda also has significant experience in Mutual Legal Assistance having reviewed inumerable requests on behalf of the UK Central Authority (Home Office).

In February 2021, Amanda appeared before the Supreme Court successfully defending the reliability of Hungarian diplomatic assurances given in relation to prison conditions and human rights. 

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Howard League for Penal Reform 
Extradition Lawyers Association 
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
European Criminal Bar Association

Education

University of Liverpool LLB (Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law (BVC)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Amanda BostockFurnival ChambersAmanda is a very confident and experienced advocate. She is calm, concise and coherent with a good eye for detail. Amanda has the ability to quickly get to grips with and identify issues from a large volume of material.

Furnival Chambers has ‘an exceptional extradition team, with some of the leading practitioners in the field‘,  including Joel Smith, who is representing a man whose extradition is requested by India, on the grounds that the requested person allegedly entered in to a conspiracy with the Pakistani intelligence services to murder religious figures and political leaders in India as part of a Sikh separatist terror campaign. Nicholas Hearn‘s caseload features complex fraud extradition cases, while extradition specialist Amanda Bostock ‘is a tenacious barrister, with a meticulous eye for detail‘.