Amy Dutton

Solicitor

Biography

Amy is a solicitor in the employment and discrimination department, specialising in civil and employment discrimination matters.

Amy commenced her career at Stephensons in June 2011 whilst studying her law degree at Edge Hill University. Amy successfully completed three summer student placements at Stephensons whilst completing her studies working in both the crime and civil liberties departments. Amy graduated with an upper second class honours degree in 2014 and joined the regulatory department shortly after in May 2014 as a graduate paralegal.

Whilst in this role, Amy studied her Legal Practice Course part-time at Manchester Metropolitan University which she completed in June 2016, achieving a distinction. Amy was subsequently offered a training contract at Stephensons which she commenced in September 2017.

Amy previously completed her first seat in the regulatory department, specialising in numerous areas involving professional discipline, business crime, fraud and financial crime, drug conspiracies, road transport, road traffic and criminal offences. In addition, Amy also assisted with providing advice and representation to providers in matters concerning the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), particularly in relation to enforcement action and appeals to the first-tier tribunal (Care Standards Chamber).

Amy then joined the employment and discrimination department in March 2018 to undertake the second seat of her training contract, specialising in:

  • Claims under the Equality Act 2010
  • Engaging in pre-action correspondence and negotiations
  • Advising and representing claimants on a wide range of employment and civil matters and
  • Dealing with both civil and employment litigation and dispute resolution.

From September 2018, Amy then completed the third seat of her training contract in the probate department, before returning to the employment and discrimination department shortly after in January 2019. Amy returned to the employment and discrimination department where she completed the remainder of her training contract, prior to qualifying as a solicitor in the department in September 2019.

Amy is Westlaw certified having completed both her basic and advanced legal research training.

Testimonials

"No hesitation in giving a five star review for Stephensons. Their hard work and dedication secured me with a substantial outcome after my previous solicitors firm had given up on the matter. I can't thank you girls enough... Maria Chadwick, Abigail Martland, Amy and anyone else involved with my case worked speedily, efficiently and more importantly always with my best interest at heart from start to finish. I trusted their judgement and advice to the point I would have allowed them free reign to make decisions for me without the need for my approval. I was always kept up to date on everything with things being explained in simple terms for us lesser mortals when needed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stephensons to anyone needing legal help and they will certainly be my 1st port of call next time if I need any further help in the future. Thanks again Maria, Abigail and Amy. YOU GIRLS ROCK!" - View from a satisfied client