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Amanda Parker

Amanda Parker


Nottingham Law School

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Amanda Parker is a Lecturer at Nottingham Law School. Amanda teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She is joint module leader for the SQE 1 Criminal Law and Practice module and for the SQE 2 Criminal Practice module. She is also module leader of the LPC Advanced Criminal practice elective, and a module leader on the undergraduate Public Law module. She also teaches Advocacy and Criminal Litigation on the LPC.

Amanda is joint co-ordinator of Nottingham Law School’s Mooter’s Guild, which supports students in developing their drafting and advocacy skills by participating in competitions, and by promoting confidence in public speaking.

Career overview

Prior to joining Nottingham Law School, Amanda spent almost 30 years working as a criminal defence solicitor. She started her legal career with Hunt Dickens as an articled clerk. She transferred her articles to The Johnson Partnership, where she qualified in 1992, becoming the firm’s first female solicitor. She became a Partner in 1995 and spent nearly 30 years advising and representing clients in police stations and in magistrates’ courts. She has always been passionate about criminal law and relishes being able to pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm to the students she teaches.


Article for Law Society Gazette ‘An exhausting treadmill for solicitors’ (with Dr James Thornton)

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