Amy joined Barry.Nilsson.’s Adelaide office in June 2017, working in the Commercial Law practice alongside partner Michael Fotheringham.
Prior to this Amy practised for five years in criminal defence work, before moving to the Coroner’s Court of South Australia, where she spent ten years as Senior Counsel Assisting the State Coroner. During Amy’s tenure at the Coroner’s Court she acted as Counsel Assisting in approximately 210 inquests, including deaths in custody, medical deaths, suicides, homicides, industrial accidents, motor vehicle accident deaths, accidental deaths, drowning, shark attacks and misadventure.
At Barry.Nilsson. Amy specialises in:
• Coronial inquiries
• Commercial litigation
• Health law
“Due to the nature of my practice, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients; I very much enjoy that aspect of my work. I also enjoy being able to assist people in their hour of need and hopefully provide them with some peace of mind about their situation and a steady hand to guide them through what can be a very tumultuous time.”
“I particularly enjoy coronial work. My passion lies in advocacy – being in the courtroom is what I enjoy the most.
Amy has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Art (Politics major) from the University of Adelaide, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.