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 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 regarding unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, race discrimination, sex discrimination, harassment, victimisation, whistleblowing, constructive dismissal, breach of contract and wrongful dismissal.

Amy has a broad experience of personal injury litigation and is regularly instructed in trials and interim hearings on all tracks. She 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.

 

Examples of work:

Unfair and wrongful dismissal

  • Representation at remote unfair and wrongful dismissal hearings via CVP
  • Advising on claims for constructive unfair dismissal due to lack of PPE and social distancing in the Covid-19 pandemic

 

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
  • 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
  • Successful representation in 3-day CVP hearing reagrding disability discrimination

 

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 

 

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

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. She is happy to accept instructions on behalf of local authorities, governing bodies of all schools, colleges and universities and individuals.

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 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

  • Representation at 7-day hearing for multiple claims of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal (Judgment reserved)
  • Respresentation at a 6-day hearing for claims of sex discrimination, sexual harrassment and unfair dismissal (Judgment reserved)
  • Successful defence in 3-day unfair and wrongful dismissal claim - Carroll v Hartlepool Borough Council

 

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

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