Amina Graham

Amina Graham

Year of call: 2008
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Amina is a sought-after practitioner with extensive experience providing legal advice and representation across the spectrum of Sports Law, Professional Discipline, Inquests, and other Regulatory sectors.

Amina spent over 11 years at The Football Association (The FA) as an in-house barrister and Head of the Regulatory Legal department. She was responsible for representing The FA in disciplinary proceedings and providing legal advice in all football disciplinary matters throughout the football pyramid, up to and including, the Premier League. She has substantial experience of advising on and appearing in cases involving anti-doping, on-field misconduct, betting and anti-corruption, financial regulation, agents’ regulation, discrimination, and safeguarding.

Prior to joining The FA, Amina was a barrister at a leading chambers in London specialising in criminal law. She also spent six months in The Hague, Netherlands, in the trial against Charles Taylor (former President of Liberia) who was charged with war crimes before the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Amina is regularly instructed in respect of inquest proceedings. She has acted for various interested parties during the inquest process. Recent instructions include representing the interests of a care home in relation to the death of a vulnerable adult, representing a health trust in the death of an autistic young mother, and a complex Article 2 jury inquest into a death in custody. Amina is also regularly instructed to act on behalf of medical professionals at inquests.

Amina also acts for both individuals and regulators in Professional Discipline proceedings. She is regularly instructed to represent healthcare professionals and police officers. Her most recent cases include representing a  consultant doctor and clinical director accused of sexual assault, and a serving Metropolitan Police Firearms Officer in police misconduct proceedings which are currently the subject of judicial review following his acquittal. Amina also has significant experience of advising on internal investigations, disciplinary and regulatory matters, and grievances.

Amina sits on various sports disciplinary panels: Sport Resolutions (Specialist Member of the National Panel and the National Safeguarding Panel); UK Athletics (Disciplinary Panel Member and Selection Appeal Panel Member); England and Wales Cricket Board (Disciplinary and Safeguarding Panel Member); Badminton England (Safeguarding Panel Member); Sports Resolutions (Pro Bono Panel Lawyer).

Amina accepts Direct Access instructions.

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