Amy Street

Call 2002


Amy has wide-ranging experience of medical law, her recent cases having included fertility treatment, DNA, the right to die and clinical negligence. She has significant experience of mental health work. She draws on public law / human rights expertise and is regularly instructed to work on novel or complex points of law at first instance or appellate level.

Clinical Negligence & Healthcare

“She is an exceptionally bright barrister who is able to cut through complex issues. As a negotiator she comes up with straightforward solutions which everyone else wishes they had thought of.”
Chambers & Partners

Amy Street instructed in claim seeking to change the law to permit assisted dying.

experience & expertise

Amy has a wide-ranging medical law practice, including medical ethics, Court of Protection work, mental health and clinical negligence.

reported cases and selected other work of note

Amy has appeared in leading cases at appellate level as well as at first instance.


“She is well prepared, very energetic, works very hard and her court orders are very good. She is outstandingly clear.” “Has all the facts at her fingertips and is prepared in great detail. An extremely helpful and co-operative opponent.”
Chambers & Partners

“She is also hugely adept at handling high-profile and urgent medical treatment matters.”

Chambers & Partners

“She’s appropriately persistent in court, and particularly good with intricate legal complexities.”
Chambers & Partners

“Excellent. She is a formidable junior and perhaps the most thorough of all the advocates I have led.”

Chambers & Partners

“Bright, keen and extremely user friendly”

Chambers & Partners

‘Very competent and thorough, and extremely good analytically.’

The Legal 500

“Also at this set is Amy Street, who is a recognised leader on Court of Protection matters concerning health and welfare. She recently acted in G v E, Manchester City Council & F, a case which focused on a local authority’s removal of a disabled man from his foster mother. Sources praise her for being, ‘just so approachable and having a good understanding of clients’ needs.'”
Chambers & Partners

publications & articles

Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law, Bloomsbury Professional, 3rd Edition (2016), co-author

Amy has recently reported on the following cases for the Medical Law Reports:

  • R (Speck) v HM Coroner for District of York and Ors [2016] EWHC 6 (Admin) [2016] Med LR 103 Judicial review – Inquests – Scope of inquest – Article 2 ECHR – Right to life – State’s procedural obligation to investigate death – Policy and resources – Causative link with death – Coroner’s duty to investigate – Coroner’s discretion to investigate – Mental Health Act 1983 – Place of safety.
  • Staffordshire CC v SRK [2016] EWCOP 27[2016] Med LR 398Human rights – Mental capacity – Personal injury – Deprivation of liberty – Attribution of responsibility to state – Whether state responsible for deprivation of liberty – Whether authorisation of deprivation of liberty by Court of Protection required.
  • Re G (An Adult) [2015] EWCA Civ 446 [2015] Med LR 249Costs – Mental Capacity – Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Court of Protection Rules 2007 – Personal welfare proceedings – Departure from general rule of no costs order – Proportionate costs order.
  • St George’s HC NHS Trust v P [2015] EWCOP 42[2015] Med LR 463 Mental capacity – Best interests – Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment – Minimally conscious state – Assessment of disorder of consciousness – SMART assessment – Mental Capacity Act 2005.
  • Notts Healthcare NHS Trust v RC [2014] EWCOP 1317 [2014] Med LR 260 Mental capacity – Mental health – Human rights – Refusal of life-saving treatment on religious grounds – Advance decision – Right to life – Lawfulness of clinician’s decision not to treat