Amanda Jenkins

  • Criminal Defence

Qualifications and Study Experience

Amanda studied law at the City of Wolverhampton University, obtaining a 2:1 degree classification. She completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Wolverhampton, achieving a Commendation on the course.

Work Experience

Amanda began her legal career at Tanfields Solicitors, starting as a Paralegal in 2004. She did her training contract at this firm, her seats being in Wills and Probate, Family Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law. She was quickly assigned to a multi handed murder case which saw her develop her love for work within the criminal department. It was here that she also obtained her police station and Magistrates Court accreditation certificate to conduct duty work in the Midlands Area.

After gaining vast experience at Tanfields, Amanda moved to Talbots Law in Stourbridge. She since worked at other local firms practising Criminal Defence work being involved in large drugs conspiracies, murders,  education, house and benefit fraud matters.

In 2010 Amanda obtained her Higher Rights of Audience and as a result is able to conduct Crown Court cases. This is particularly beneficial as she is qualified to run a case from first arrest to final outcome.

Amanda moved to Waldrons in 2017 and has worked on some of her biggest cases here in her career. She ran a very high costs case requiring skill, accuracy and a dedication to defending clients involved in multi handed cases with complex issues.

Amanda left Waldrons for a short time but returned in July 2023 to continue her career within the criminal department, much to her long standing client base’ approval!

External Mentions

Amanda qualified as a Solicitor in 2005; he is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Amanda is a duty solicitor on both the Magistrates Court and Police Station rotas and holds a Criminal Litigation Accreditation. She also qualified as a Higher Court Advocate in 2010.

Personal Info

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and children, eating out, and holidaying. She spends much of her weekends travelling to different countries with her daughter who competes at Regional Level in sport Karate or watching her son play football in a Sunday League team. She likes to relax by watching television, reading and long walks.