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Amy Sander

Called 2006

Essex Court Chambers
24 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EG
Tel +44 (0)20 7813 8000
DX 320 Chancery Lane

Amy Sander

Amy has a broad commercial practice in line with Chambers' profile with a particular interest in public international law (which she taught at Cambridge University and in which she was awarded a starred first in the LLM). Her practice also has a particular emphasis on arbitration and employment law.

Amy was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (the Attorney General’s Public International Law C Panel) in 2014, and Junior Counsel to the Crown (the Attorney General's London C Panel) in 2013. She is also on the panel of EHRC (Equality and Human Rights Commission) Counsel. From 2008 to 2013, Amy was an Assistant Editor of the European Human Rights Reports.

What others say

  • In 2013, Amy was named as one of the ten “Stars of the Bar” under ten years call by Legal Week (November 2013). Amy is described as "extremely easy to work with... very keen to get on with the job in hand". The publication quotes instructing solicitors as having described Amy as "bright and very responsive", with one lawyer stating "whether in terms of skeleton arguments or longer written pleadings, Amy's written advocacy is first rate," adding that "her legal and research skills are excellent and exceptional in terms of mastering and getting to the heart of issues".
  • Legal 500 (2014) says “She has a sharp and focused mind, and is a master of the cases she works on”. Legal 500 (2013) describe Amy as “outstanding” and says she is “potentially the brightest rising star in a set which has many bright stars”. 
  • Amy is recommended in Chambers and Partners for public international law (2014) as a junior who has a “very good academic knowledge, but is practical with it and an efficient worker”, “unflappable” and “a good team player”. 
  • Chambers and Partners (2013) reported that “her notable prowess in this area sees her caseload span diverse areas such as sanctions matters, human rights and investment treaty disputes”. 
  • Amy is also recommended in Chambers and Partners (2012) as a "very bright and hard-working" public international law junior.

Recent cases

  • Currently acting and advising on two investment-related arbitrations (UNCITRAL and ICSID respectively).
  • Appeared on behalf of the UK in The Republic of Mauritius v. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea).
  • Appeared before the International Court of Justice for Japan in Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening).
  • Appeared on behalf Secretary of State for Defence in Hussein v Secretary of State Defence [2014] EWCA Civ 1087.
  • Instructed (with Martin Griffiths QC) in an arbitration under the LCIA rules (concerning an employment dispute).
  • Acting for the Republic of Cyprus in the remedies phase (with Professor Vaughan Lowe QC) of the Inter-State case against Turkey before the European Court of Human Rights.


Areas of expertise

  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law
  • Human rights
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Public international law
  • Sports law