A day in the legal life: Amanda Pinto QC

A day in the legal life: Amanda Pinto QC

A new LexisNexis series, A Day in the Life meets some of the most interesting characters in the legal industry and asks them to share their professional successes, day to day work and most memorable career moment. This week we get to grips with a financial crime QC, who tells us what it’s really like to be a Queen's Counsel advocate…  

Amanda Pinto QC is a barrister at 33 Chancery Lane. An expert in international financial wrongdoing, Amanda specialises in some of the most high-profile cases within the field. Described by the Legal 500 as: "Immediately liked and respected by clients as a real heavyweight" Amanda is among the biggest names currently practicing at the bar. In her spare time, Amanda is an advocate for the First 100 Years project and is a champion for diversity and inclusion. In this article, we catch up with Amanda to discuss her average work day, her professional journey and ask her to share some advice for graduates just entering the profession.  

My alarm goes off and… regrettably, I always check my phone to see how many emails I have and if any are urgent.

How I got my job? I started in a common law commercial set which gave me a good general grounding in several practice areas. I did my third six months pupillage at 5 Paper Buildings, a criminal set, where I loved the advocacy, the fact that I could help people in very difficult circumstances to get their case across, the daily diet of varied cases in the magistrates’ court lists and Crown Court appearances and the great characters and

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Catherine is one of the Future of Law's digital editors. She graduated from Durham University with a degree in English Literature and worked at a barristers chambers before joining Lexis Nexis.