Amelia Clegg - Senior Associate

Amelia joined Edmonds Marshall McMahon in January 2024 as a Senior Associate. She is a dual qualified English barrister and New York attorney.

Amelia completed her pupillage and took tenancy at a highly ranked barristers’ chambers. At the independent bar, Amelia practised predominantly in all areas of criminal law, appearing in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Having been admitted to the New York Bar, Amelia spent three years working as a litigation association at an AM100 law firm in New York City, where she gained a wide range of experience in state and federal litigation, with a particular emphasis on commercial litigation and white collar criminal litigation. Her US work included acting as defence counsel in a high profile commercial bribery case and representing a large regulatory sports body with respect to cases brought by former athletes for alleged concussions sustained while playing sports.

Amelia is persuasive and robust in her written and oral submissions. Having practised in England and Wales and the United States in both criminal and civil cases, she is an unflappable and creative advocate for her clients. She takes pride in her meticulous preparation and in her ability to put her clients at ease even in the most stressful circumstances.

In 2022, Amelia’s aptitude for legal writing was recognized at the United States Supreme Court, where she was presented with the American Inn’s of Court’s Warren E. Burger Award for excellence in legal writing.

Amelia was called to the Bar in 2017, after graduating from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor’s degree in Classics and having completed her GDL and BPTC at the City Law School, London. Amelia was admitted to the New York Bar in 2021, having completed her LLM at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School as a Thouron scholar.

Amelia is a member of the following professional societies:

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • New York American Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association