Amalia King

Amalia King

Background

Amalia is a solicitor and joined DPG in 2016. Initially training at our London Bridge office, she now works from our Bristol office.

Prior to DPG, Amalia worked as a welfare rights adviser at a charity. Amalia continues to work closely together with charities, NGOs and grassroots organisations to best support mutual clients and share knowledge.

Expertise

Amalia advises people who have had their human rights infringed. She helps individuals who want to use the law to: challenge decisions that do not respect their rights, seek accountability when they have been treated unlawfully and claim compensation for harm that they have suffered. Amalia assists clients to achieve their aims by bringing judicial review proceedings and private law actions against State bodies.

Amalia has experience in successfully bringing a range of urgent judicial review claims, including for people who are unlawfully detained, facing homelessness or struggling without the support they are entitled to.

Amalia represents people who are concerned that State failings may have contributed to the death of a loved one, both in inquest proceedings and damages claims.

Amalia has worked on a range of novel cases on behalf of victims of trafficking and modern slavery and EEA nationals, including related policy challenges for the wider benefit of these groups. She also represents victims of trafficking and modern slavery in complex claims for compensation against their traffickers.

Amalia is particularly interested in the relationship between technology, personal data rights and freedom of information, especially in the context of interactions with the State. She works on projects with organisations concerned about the growing prevalence of surveillance and the implications for human rights and civil liberties.