Amanda joined Pact in November 2008 and offers guidance to members on legal and business affairs, as well as representing Pact members’ legal interests to government and third party policy makers.
Amanda previously worked in-house at United International Pictures as International Counsel. Prior to that, she acted as in-house counsel for broadcaster and producer STV, where she worked on a number of productions in Scotland, and for Ginger productions in London. She was also an in-house lawyer for Strathclyde Police working across regulatory and compliance issues, protection orders, freedom of information as well as providing litigation advice.
Amanda trained in a niche law firm whose clients consisted of a number of leading Scottish newspapers. Her main practice areas are media, entertainment, intellectual property rights, privacy, defamation, data protection, and piracy. She also has an interest in online/social media and undertook an LLM in IT and Telecoms concentrating on legal issues surrounding online content, as well as copyright and trademarks.
Amanda sits on the European Commission audiovisual sectoral social dialogue committee and the Arts and Entertainment Task force for UK Border Agency. At Pact provides a range of advice however she as a result of Government policy has focused on the licensing of children for performance, the Bribery Act, the Equality Act and UK immigration.