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March 17, 2020

Public Liability Claims and the Civil Liability Act

Amanda Blackburn

Senior Associate

amanda@dgprice.com.au

Amanda Blackburn graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2004 with a double bachelor degree in Arts and Law. Amanda was admitted as a lawyer in February 2005 and over the past 15 years has obtained extensive experience in all areas of criminal law.

Amanda has close relationships with a number of barristers, including senior counsel, both in Perth and interstate. Amanda has particular experience and interest in working with barristers on large, complex cases (for example, homicides and historic sexual offences) to prepare them for trial or appeal. Amanda holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Courtroom Advocacy) and also has connections with a variety of nationally and internationally recognised forensic (scientific) experts.

“I am compassionate, frank and organised”

Amanda’s experience includes the following types of cases:

Amanda has represented clients in the Children’s Court, Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

In 2008 Amanda received the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Western Australia Hodge Award which is presented to the most promising criminal lawyer of less than five years’ experience.

In 2019 Amanda was recognised as a ‘Recommended Leading West Australian Criminal Defence Lawyer’ by Doyle’s Guide.

Professional Memberships and Acknowledgements

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Criminal Lawyers Association of Western Australia of which Amanda served as the Board secretary between 2005 and 2009
  • Amanda was a Board member of the Women’s Legal Service WA (formerly the Women’s Law Centre) from 2012 to 2018.

Publications

“Procedure on Indictment” – chapter in Lawyers Practice Manual, 2008 (co-author Registrar Danielle Davies)