Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2022.
Amean’s tenacity is highly regarded by lay and professional clients, his peers, and, the judiciary.
Year of Call: 2008
Liverpool John Moores University: Law LLB 2:1 (2005)
BPP: Bar Vocational Course Very Competent (2007
Amean specialises in family law with a practice predominately in the Family Court, High Court (Family Division) and the Court of Appeal, undertaking publicly funded work representing parents and children.
He regularly acts in a range of significant cases, often involving complex medical evidence, cross-examination of children and vulnerable witnesses and historic allegations of sexual abuse.
In the early years of practice, he represented young people in the Criminal Courts (at all levels) and has a keen interest in youth justice, particularly representing competent children in care proceedings and in civil actions against the State.
He regularly acts for competent children and children’s guardians, and he has represented parties in cases which have received significant press attention, including a case involving children considered at risk of, and vulnerable to radicalisation. He regularly acts for clients with additional needs and works alongside interpreters and intermediaries with ease.
At the start of his career at the Bar, Amean undertook a pupillage at One Pump Court in both criminal defence and family law.
His forensic approach – through his background in criminal proceedings – is often called upon in highly complex fact-finding hearings involving allegations of serious non-accidental injury and sexual abuse.
00Prior to coming to the Bar, Amean worked at Release – an NGO providing legal services to hard to reach client groups in all areas of common law including housing, welfare benefits and debt advice. More recently, Amean has developed a practice in the Court of Protection and regularly undertakes Civil work involving claims on behalf of children against the Police and local authorities; under the Human Rights Act 1998 and Equality Act 2010.
Amean regularly speaks at Career events through Lincoln’s Inn, he trains law students in advocacy for mock trials at Brunel University and maintains a commitment to undertaking pro-bono work.
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Court of Protection Bar Association
Human Rights Bar Association
Criminal Bar Association