Amabel Kerr (Second Six Pupil)

Second Six Pupil

Year of Call: 2022


Amabel began her pupillage in October 2023 and spent her first four months under the supervision of John Oliver, working on and observing cases across the spectrum of criminal law, including drugs, sexual offences, and violence. She is currently supervised by Barnaby Hone, who specialises in all types of asset recovery and financial crime. During her pupillage, Amabel has also completed a number of pieces of written work for other members of Chambers. 

Prior to commencing pupillage, Amabel volunteered with Amicus ALJ, assisting the London office with casework concerning mitigation for death row inmates in the United States. Prior to this, she interned in the office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner where she produced a report detailing the UK’s legal obligations towards victims of slavery and trafficking and recommendations as to how best to comply with these obligations.

Amabel has also volunteered with ALJP, researching and identifying war crimes alleged to have been committed during the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as providing assistance in a London-based legal advice clinic while volunteering for her university’s pro bono unit.

Additional information


  • The University of Edinburgh: Classics (MA).
  • BPP University: Graduate Diploma in Law: Distinction.
  • City Law School: Bar Vocational Studies: Distinction.

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Lincolns’ Inn.
  • Women In Criminal Law (WICL).