Prior to joining Chambers, Amber worked for various firms of solicitors in the North East, notably as a Prison Law advocate and a Police Station accredited representative. Amber has also had the pleasure of working as an associate lecturer at Northumbria University. Finally, before joining Chambers, Amber was working for a successful personal injury firm, litigating matters and investigating allegations of LVI and fraud.
Amber acts regularly in the Crown Court and Magistrates Court, both prosecuting and defending, in a range of matters. She fearlessly represents the interests of her clients, grappling comfortably with complex issues
She is comfortable dealing with vulnerable Defendants and witnesses and managing the expectations of both. Familiar with mental health and learning difficulties, she is able to navigate such and ensure Defendant’s are represented fairly. Amber is known for her down to earth nature and her ability to reassure both the client and family members. She can calmly deal with stressful situations, keeping a cool head even under pressure.
Amber has a busy practice appearing in both private and public matters. She has experience of being led in complex public cases. She uses her skill of analysis to rationally identify the real issues in a case and deals with them in her relaxed manner. She is realistic, level headed and manages clients expectations. Those who instruct her find their clients are in a safe pair of hands. One solicitor recently described her as “a credit to the Bar”. Clients regularly express their gratitude for her assistance and calm reassurance in emotional proceedings.
Amber has represented clients on both the small claims and fast track. She can clinically assess the prospects of success for a claim, at times giving difficult advice in a friendly and professional manner. She is familiar with issues such as fundamental dishonesty having worked extensively investigating fraud and low velocity impact claims as a paralegal before joining Chambers, so she is comfortable giving comprehensive advice on the same. Amber also regularly appears in infant approval hearings and has experience dealing with property disputes. She is comfortable drafting various documents and often provides advice on complex legal issues and prospects of success.
‘Amber Hobson is thoroughly well prepared and in command of her brief, sets her lay clients’ minds at ease with her approachable but clear and objective approach. Negotiated a tricky settlement against a difficult opponent’