Amelia Highnam

Amelia Highnam

  • Called in 2016

Employment

Amelia has a particular interest in Employment Law, having successfully acted on a pro bono basis for the Free Representation Unit in a number of cases. She is entirely comfortable with the evolving legal principles and case law in this area, having achieved the highest mark in her academic year in Labour Law at Oxford University and is actively seeking to expand her employment practice.

Amelia is willing to accept instructions in all areas of employment law, including unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.

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Appointments & Memberships


  • Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel (Junior Juniors Scheme)
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit Volunteer
  • Free Representation Unit Volunteer
  • Elected member of the Bar Representation Committee, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Co-Chair of the Social Mobility Sub-Committee, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Education & Qualifications


Education

  • 2017: BPTC University of Law (Outstanding)
  • 2014: BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford (1st Class)

Prizes & Scholarships:

  • 2016: Bar Council Law Reform Competition
  • 2016: Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • 2016: Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • 2015: Advocacy Scholar, University of Law
  • 2015: Educational Trust Scholarship, International Bar Association
  • 2014: Winner of the Littleton Award for the highest mark in Labour Law in FHS, University of Oxford

Personal Interests


Amelia went to music school and sings in a young professional choir in London. She enjoys sports, especially boxing after a hard day at the office, and when she has the time enjoys baking, cooking for friends and family and occasionally dusting off her sewing machine for a new project.