Amy Rumble

Called 2017

About

Amy is a civil practitioner with a busy employment law and personal injury practice.

“My client emailed me to say that her barrister, Ms Amy Rumble, was brilliant.” 

Amy is an experienced employment law junior and enjoys advising and drafting as well as representing clients at preliminary hearings, final hearings and judicial mediations. Amy acts for both claimants and respondents and is regularly instructed as sole counsel in multi-day hearings. More recently Amy has enjoyed successfully representing a respondent at a full panel appeal hearing before the EAT. Expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissals
  • All forms of discrimination claims
  • Jurisdiction issues

 

Amy has a broad experience of personal injury litigation. She is regularly instructed in trials and interim hearings on all tracks. Amy acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in matters including employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and Highways Act claims. Many of Amy’s cases involve suspected fraudulent or exaggerated claims. She is experienced in advising on such claims from an early stage through to trial.

Prior to starting pupillage Amy studied Law at Queen Mary University of London and gained First Class awards in Medical Law and Company Law. Amy also competed in advocacy competitions at an international level and enjoyed her time advising on employment law matters at a Legal Advice Centre.

Amy has previously professionally trained in acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). In her spare time Amy enjoys going to the theatre, as well as playing netball, surfing and exploring the North East coast with her dog.

Areas of Expertise

Amy is a confident employment law junior and continues to grow a successful practice (see notable cases). She is happy to provide advice and representation at all stages of claim.

Amy is also qualified to undertake employment work on a public access basis.

Recent repeat instruction includes work for Care Homes, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities as well as Small and Large commercial employers. 

Examples of work:

Unfair and wrongful dismissal

  • Successfully represented a law firm in a 4-day unfair dismissal and discrimination hearing – Mrs L v Garvins Law

     

  • Providing advice and representation in redundancy claims e.g Ms S v Hilton Hotels 

 

 

  • Successful representation for a Claimant in a constructive unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions from wages claim.

 

  • Advising on claims arising out of lack of PPE and social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic

 

  • Conducting remote conferences and representation in unfair and wrongful dismissal hearings via CVP

 

Discrimination

  • Representation at 7-day hearing involving multiple claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal

 

  • Respresentation at a 6-day hearing involving claims of sex discrimination, sexual harrassment and unfair dismissal

 

 

  • Obtained Judgment for a Claimant in the sum of £23,614.55 in respect of three acts of discrimination –Mr K v AG Limited

     

  • Negotiating sucessful result at judicial mediation in claim alleging multiple allegations of discrimination, harrassment and victimisation

 

  • Respresentation in 3-day hearing involving multiple claims of race discrimination – Mr M v Care AK 

 

Positive action (s.158 & s.159 EqA 2010)

  • Sucessfully defending discrimination claims where employers have sought to use positive action

 

  • Advising employers on the use of positive action for recruitment and promotion

 

Jurisdiction

 

  •  Representation at hearings which require the tribunal to consider jurisdiction and applications to extend time. Amy has sucessfully argued this point for both Respondent and Claimant parties – e.g Mr John Smith v  Northumberland County Council 

 

  • Advising on jurisdiction in respect of seafarers

 

Whistleblowing

  • Acting as a junior in preparation for a multi-week whistlblowing and vicitimisation claim

 

  • Assisting in negotiating a settlement following allegations of reported abuse within a care home

 

Status

  • Advising and providing representation at hearings to decide employee and/or disability status

 

Employment Appeal Tribunal

  • Amy successfully represented a Respondent in an appeal hearing concerning Jurisdiction in April 2022 (to be published).

 

  • Amy joined her former supervisor, Seamus Sweeney, at an appeal hearing considering equal pay arrears from insolvent companies. Amy provided a note of the case

 

Judicial Mediation

  • Representing Claimants and Respondents in mediation hearings

 

  • Assisted in negotiating a settlement dealing with sums in excess of £200,000.00

Amy is regularly instructed on:

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Credit Hire
  • Fraud and Fundamental dishonesty
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Employers’ liability
  • Highways Act claims
  • Flight delay claims
  • CICA claims

Amy has an active personal injury paperwork practice, advising on liability, quantum and tactics as well as drafting statements of case.

Amy is willing to consider accepting instructions on a CFA.

 

Recent success includes:

  • Successfully appealed CICA decision and obtained Judgment award in excess of £182,000 for a victim subjected to historical sexual abuse
  • Successfully obtained Judgment in excess of £40,000.00 for a pedestrian struck by a vehcile
  • Successfully obtained Judgment in excess of £27,000.00 for an infant Claimant
  • Successful defence in a hearing involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty
  • Representation in trial before a Circuit Judge involving a multi vehicle collision

Amy is a confident and capable junior with a busy practice.

Amy is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities in cases involving complex social and health care issues. Amy’s recent experience includes success in section B, F and I appeals.

Amy is approachable and has been praised for making her clients feel at ease. As part of her employment practice Amy has significant experience providing representation and advice in disability discrimination hearings.

Amy has sound knowledge of Education Law having previously volunteered as an advocate for the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN), who provide representation at school exclusion hearings.

Amy is part of the Education Law team and is keen to develop her practice in this area.

 

"Amy was absolutely brilliant in every aspect of the case and I will always be grateful for her expertise."

"Amy was courteous and friendly. Her calm, patient manner was a great help to me along with her knowledge of the law."

"Amy made me feel at ease in the court room which can be quite nerve racking at times." 

"Parklane Plowden and particularly Amy have a very bright future." 

"My client emailed me to say that her barrister, Ms Amy Rumble, was brilliant." 

"[Amy’s] support and guidance have been invaluable."

"[Amy’s] advice throughout has been fantastc."  

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; Employment Lawyers Association; The North of England Medico-Legal Society; The Industiral Law Society.

Employment

  • Success on appeal in a recent full panel hearing before the EAT (to be published)
  • Providing a successful defence to claims of constructive unfair dismissal and victimisation against a law firm - Mrs L v Garvins Law
  • Advising and successfully representing a global hotel brand facing redundancy situations as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. 
  • Representation at 7-day hearing for multiple claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal. 
  • Representation at a 6-day hearing for claims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.
  • Successful defence in 3-day unfair and wrongful dismissal claim - Carroll v Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Successful representation for client based overseas to consider territorial jurisdiction - N Langworthy v Angela Mortimer PLC
  • Successful defence at a preliminary hearing and reconsideration hearing dealing with jurisdiction. The claims were struck out. The Claimant has been given permission to appeal to Employment Appeal Tribunal. Amy remains instructed on appeal (pending EAT determination).

 

Personal Injury

  • Successfully appealed CICA decision and obtained Judgment award in excess of £182,000 for a victim subjected to historical sexual abuse
  • Successfully obtained Judgment in excess of £40,000.00 for a pedestrian struck by a vehcile
  • Successfully obtained Judgment sum in excess of £27,000.00 for an infant Claimant
  • Successful defence in a hearing involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty
  • Representation in trial before a Circuit Judge involving a multi vehicle collision

 

Education Law 

  • Successfully representation for Local Authorities in section B, I and F appeals.

BPTC, Very Competent, BPP Holborn (2016-2017) LLB (Hons) Queen Mary University of London (2.1) (2013-2016)