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Amy Valentine

Amy Valentine

Partner, Head of Crime

0151 608 9078

Summary of current role/areas of expertise

Partner, Amy Valentine, leads Kirwans' criminal defence team. She is responsible for the management of the department and represents clients from initial Police investigations through to trial and/or sentencing. 

Her areas of expertise include trial advocacy and complex legal arguments.

Amy specialises in the representation of vulnerable individuals, including youth offenders, and those with mental health conditions.

Career History

Amy trained at a Shropshire based legal practice before moving to a larger firm in Chester where she became Head of the Magistrates' Court department.

Amy successfully progressed to a Partner position specialising in criminal defence before joining Kirwans.


LL.B Hons - University Of Wales Cardiff
PG Dip Legal Practice - College of Law, Chester

Joined Kirwans

November 2012

Professional Highlight

Successfully arguing the exclusion of a client’s interview due to how the Police conducted their line of questioning. This interview was the only evidence against the client and therefore resulted in their acquittal.

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