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Amy O’Shea


Public Law and Human Rights

Amy is a solicitor in the Public Law and Human Rights team.

Amy assists on a range of complex public law and judicial review cases, with a particular focus on cases at the intersection of immigration and public law. This includes cases concerning age assessments of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, the suitability of asylum accommodation, NHS charges for overseas visitors and deprivation of citizenship.

She has previously worked in the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality team, assisting with a wide range of asylum and immigration matters. Amy’s asylum work covered all aspects of asylum claims, including initial asylum claims, appeals, judicial reviews, family reunion and settlement applications. Her immigration and nationality work included deportation matters, applications based on private and family life, sponsor license applications, skilled worker visas and Global Talent visas, and citizenship applications for children and adults.

Education and career
  • Amy is accredited as a Senior Caseworker under the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme
  • Before joining Bindmans, Amy worked at another London firm as a paralegal in their Public Law team
  • Amy graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2018 with a BA in Law
  • R (PM v SSHD) [2023] EWHC 1551 (Admin), where the court found that Home Office action towards Bindmans’ client, a vulnerable asylum-seeker and victim of trafficking, was ‘absolutely indefensible’
Professional memberships
  • Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL)
  • Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers