Amy Proferes


Year of Call: 2012

Intelligent and commercially astute, she is very good at papers, an excellent advocate and approachable with lay clients and those instructing alike.”

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Practice Overview

Amy has a broad commercial Chancery practice and appears regularly in the County Courts and High Court, primarily unled. She has particular interests in property, wills and probate, and civil fraud, and is experienced in dealing with cases where these areas overlap. She is ranked as a leading junior in Private Client: Trusts and Probate by Legal 500.

Before coming to the Bar, Amy worked at a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm specialising in aerospace and industrials, following postgraduate studies in History & Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

Amy is an advocacy tutor at Lincoln's Inn and also helps run the Inn's debating society.

News & Events

  • News

    Case Highlights of 2023

    Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd and another (Respondents) v Wong and others [2022] UKPC 47 On 8 December 2022, the Privy Council handed... Read More

    News

    The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2024

    Serle Court barristers feature The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2024. To read the article in full, view on... Read More

  • Events

    Informa Connect & ConTra 7th Trusts in Litigation Conference 2024

    Location: Budapest Marriott Hotel, Hungary
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    Events

    Property in Practice 005: Planning for protest: an essential toolkit for property practitioners

    Location: Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincolns Inn, London, WC2A 3QS
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Education & Qualifications

Birkbeck, University of London: Accelerated LLB (First)
City University: BPTC (Very Competent)
Harvard University: Doctoral work in History & Middle Eastern Studies
Harvard University: MA Middle Eastern Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London: MA Islamic Art and Archaeology (Merit)
Harvard University: BA Sociology (cum laude)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association
Liberty

BSB Registration

Amy Linnea Proferes

Prizes

Wolfson Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Award, Lincoln’s Inn
Pearson Publication Prize for best overall result in LLB, Birkbeck
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships during doctoral work, US Department of Education
Winner, Atkin’s Court Forms Moot, 2012 (judged by Lord Neuberger)

In the Press

Mentioned in Daily Mail article: 'GP and three village pensioners accused of harassing multi-millionaire neighbours are sued for £1.3M', May 2023 

'A long lease breach? Be specific!' article for New Law Journal, 25 September 2020

'Farming inheritance battle urges farmers to ensure will preparation' article for Farmers Guardian, 22 May 2020

News & Events

  • News

    Case Highlights of 2023

    Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd and another (Respondents) v Wong and others [2022] UKPC 47 On 8 December 2022, the Privy Council handed... Read More

    News

    The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2024

    Serle Court barristers feature The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases for 2024. To read the article in full, view on... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference 2023

    Location: New York City Read More

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    6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference 2023

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