Amy Dutton

Trainee Solicitor

Biography

Amy is a trainee 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 with a view to completing the remainder of her training contract, prior to qualifying as a solicitor later this year, in September 2019.

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