Amy Dutton

Solicitor

Biography

Amy is a solicitor in the Court of Protection and community care department.

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. She then 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 then completed her training contract having undertaken seats in the regulatory, probate, and employment and discrimination department, prior to qualifying as a solicitor in September 2019.

Amy has a particular interest and experience in representing vulnerable children and adults with physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Amy frequently represents clients lacking capacity and is experienced in section 21A appeals against Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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

Outside of work, Amy enjoys baking and spending time with her dog, Betsy.