Amiee Parkes

Barrister

Called 2009

Middle Temple

Queen Mother’s Scholarship

LLB (Hons) Birmingham City University

Member of Midland Circuit

 

Background

Prior to commencing pupillage, Amiee Parkes spent four years working as a solicitor’s agent on the Midland Circuit and gained extensive advocacy experience before District Judges and Circuit Judges. This work involved mortgage repossessions, charging orders, infant settlements and small claims hearings.

For 12 months Amiee worked as a personal assistant for Ian Dove QC (now Mr Justice Dove) in the areas of planning and environmental law. This work involved drafting the facts and initial grounds in skeleton arguments as well as attending planning inquiries and High Court hearings.

Amiee also worked as a fee earner within the housing litigation department of a large solicitors’ firm in Stratford upon Avon. This work involved drafting trespasser claims as well as attending court.

Crime


•  General Crime
•  Regulatory Law
•  Prison Law

 

Amiee accepts instructions in criminal matters across the Midlands area. She prosecutes and defends and has a varied and busy criminal practice in the Crown Court.

Amiee is hardworking and professional at all times. She is well liked by clients and Solicitors alike for her straight talking and well-reasoned advice which puts clients at ease and builds a trusting relationship. Amiee has experience dealing with vulnerable witnesses including young children and during her 3rd six pupillage represented a 14 year old in the Youth Court accused of rape.

Amiee is a grade two prosecutor and has experience of a wide range of offences including Offences Against the Person, Offences Against Property, Drugs, Theft and Fraud (including Robbery and Burglary), Public Disorder, Sexual Offences and Motoring Offences. In addition, Amiee has a detailed knowledge of the principles and practice relating to Disclosure having been instructed as a Disclosure Junior in a range of high profile cases including two multi – handed drug conspiracy’s in the Worcester area and fraud. Amiee has a keen eye for detail

Amiee is routinely instructed by local authorities to advise and represent them in regulatory matters, with a particular emphasis upon environmental protection offences, health and safety and food hygiene.

Amiee has also represented the interests of prison inmates at adjudication and parole board hearings.

 

Notable cases

Operation Mohawk – Worcester Crown Court 2018: Lead by John Butterfield QC as Disclosure Junior in a multi handed drugs conspiracy

R -v- H 2018 – Worcester Crown Court: Prosecuting a 82 year old man who had breached his restraining order on numerous occasions – Reported in the Times

Operation Sodium – Worcester Crown Court 2017: Lead by John Butterfield QC as Disclosure Junior in a multi handed drugs conspiracy

Operation Jade – Birmingham Crown Court 2017: Disclosure Junior in a multi handed fraud involving Severn Trent

Civil


Amiee is also able to deal with general Civil Law matters.