Masters of the Bench
Miss Amanda Pinto QC
Full Title: Miss Amanda Pinto QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 10.7.2012
Call Date: 22.11.1983
Amanda is Chair of the Bar Council for 2020 having been Chair of the International Committee from 2014-2018.
Amanda was called to the Bar in 1983 and practices at 33 Chancery Lane, London. She specialises in business wrongdoing, including international fraud, corporate crime, market abuse, corruption and money laundering.
She is described by peers as ‘Hugely experienced, immensely clever, collegiate, hardworking and cerebral.’ (Legal 500 2018).
Amanda was appointed a part-time Judge in 2003, QC in 2006 and a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2014.
She writes Pinto and Evans on ‘Corporate Criminal Liability’ (now in its 3rd edition) and the chapter on Sanctions in the leading textbook Smith, Owen and Bodnar on Asset Recovery 2019. Since 2012 she has written the corporate crime chapter for the leading textbook, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.
Amanda is a Trustee of the Slynn Foundation, working to improve justice systems and the rule of law globally. She is a Champion of the First 100 Years project, celebrating women being admitted to the legal profession.
She is Deputy Chair of the Tate Members Council, representing over 140,000 members for the Tate Galleries.