Amanda Whitfort

Amanda Whitfort

认许年份
香港 (2006)
澳洲 (1995)

QUALIFICATIONS
BA (Hons) (Monash)
LLB (Monash)
LLM (London)

执业
Amanda Whitfort大律师是第一位成功通过大律师公会的海外大律师资格考试的本地考﹝2005年﹞。她于2006年在香港成为执业大律师。由于她在伦敦大学的法学硕士﹝校外﹞课程中取得了最高的总分,于2001年获伦敦大学颁发Brigid Cotter Prize。另外亦于2003年7月取得美国National Institute for Trial Advocacy Diploma in Advocacy Skills。

Amanda Whitfort大律师是香港大学法律系的副教授,并于2001年开始担任法学专业证书课程内「刑事程序」科目的课程主任。她为书本“Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide for Students and Practitioners” (Hong Kong, LexisNexis, 2006) 之作者,及“Archbold Hong Kong” 之撰文者。此外,Amanda亦被香港律师会委任成为其海外律师资格考试的首席考官,及海外学生法学专业证书转制考试「刑事程序」科目的首席考官。

除了香港的执业资格,Amanda Whitfort大律师早于1995年已在澳洲维多利亚取得大律师及律师的资格,对当地司法管辖区的刑事法及刑事程序非常熟悉。当她在澳洲执业时曾为维多利亚检察院成员,负责监督维多利亚区县法院的刑事案件表。

当1998年移居香港后,Amanda即加入香港大学成为法律系法学士、法学硕士和法学专业证书等课程的讲师。除了担任「刑事程序」科目的首席讲师之外,她亦有教授法学专业证书课程内的「诉讼讼辩」、「民事程序」、「民事讼辩」科目。另外,她亦在香港大学的科学硕士课程内的「环境管理」科目中教授环保法。 Amanda还是香港爱护动物协会Legal Working Party on Law Reform in Hong Kong的副主席,而她在这方面的兴趣促使她于2009年开辨亚洲第一个国际动物法的课程。

著作
刊物文章

The Proposed Offence of Persistent Sexual Abuse of a Child (2002)

Determining an Indeterminate Sentence (2003)
Similar Fact Evidence, Its Uses and Limitations (2004)
Muddying the Waters; The Water Pollution Control Ordinance and defining pollution of Rivers and Streams in Hong Kong (2005) 与David Dudgeon 教授合着

The Chinese Criminal Defence System: A Comparative Study of a System in Reform (2005)

The Right to a Fair Trial in China; The Criminal Procedure Law of 1996 (2007)

Presumed Guilty: Reverse Burdens of Proof and the Presumption of Innocence (2007)
与Hanif Mughal大律师合着

书籍
Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong; A Guide for Students and Practitioners
(2006)

The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Theft Ordinance (Cap 210)
(2007)

The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong: Homicide Ordinance (Cap 339)
(2007)

Archbold Hong Kong 2009 (书内两章的作者)

Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong: Title 1(2) Animal Law (2008)
会议文章

Law Reform and the Proposed New Sexual Offence Against Children, Legal Practitioners Professional Development Seminar, (2002)

Expanding the Defence of Consent to Crimes of Assault, Seminar to Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents and Journalists, (2002)

Similar Fact Evidence and Criminal Trials, Law Lectures for Practitioners, (2003)

Reforming the Chinese Criminal Defence System, International Symposium on Criminal Defence Strategies of the PRC, Shanghai, (2003)

Burdens of Proof, Possession of Imitation Firearms and Dangerous Drugs, Peking University/Hong Kong University Legal Research Centre Conference (2006)

Presumed Innocent? New Trends in Criminal Justice, Law Lectures for Practitioners (2007)

Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong and the Role of International Law Instruments,
Macau International Symposium on Law and Citizenship, Macau (2008)

Hong Kong's Animal Welfare Laws, RSPCA (International) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (2008)

Advancing Animal Law in Asia, Lewis and Clark Law School, USA (2008)