amiot-vollenweider

Amiot is a barrister of 14 years’ call and an experienced advocate. He was awarded the Lionel Blundell award by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and is an Anglo-Swiss dual national. His practice includes all areas of commercial and civil litigation, private-client work, and he has a keen interest in international commercial arbitration.

He appears regularly in the county courts and the High Court and will undertake work such as Judicial Review and cases in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

He has conducted appeals of length and complexity in the Court of Appeal, appeared in numerous applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, as a leading junior, led junior, and alone. He has also acted in cases involving serious allegations of commercial fraud.

High-net-worth individuals regularly instruct Amiot in family cases involving international property portfolios and companies. He is often instructed by companies to intervene in financial-remedy cases where the husband is a director/shareholder of the company. He has appeared in applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, international children cases, and child abduction.

Amiot’s notable cases including the following:

  • J v J – ongoing case: appearing for the husband in a multi-million pound family case involving several companies and international assets.
  • NCA v A – ongoing case: Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 application brought by the National Crime Agency against a businessman with substantial property interests and companies, and made after his successful acquittal.
  • Kosar v Bank of Scotland PLC trading as Halifax [2011] All ER (D) 08 (May), Divisional Court – successful case on behalf of the appellant involving DLA Piper, who acted for the bank, concerning alleged harassment by the bank of a debtor and vicarious liability.