Ami is an associate specialising in business crime, acting for individuals under investigation for allegations of fraud, bribery, corruption and regulatory offences, in particular, senior executives under investigation by UK and overseas authorities, including the SFO, the NCA, the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ami is also experienced in acting for high-net-worth individuals facing requests for extradition (by the US & Russia), challenging the retention of data by INTERPOL and dealing with the relevant UK authorities in requests for mutual legal assistance. In addition she regularly advises clients in respect of unexplained wealth orders and other provisions under POCA introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Ami is a co-author to the chapter, ‘Individual Issues in Parallel or Cross-Border Investigations UK’ in the Global Investigations Review Practitioners Guide.
Prior to joining BCL in 2017, Ami was an associate at another leading London criminal defence firm in their Regulatory department for 6 years. During this time she represented medical professionals facing disciplinary proceedings and investigated complex cases of sexual misconduct, fraud and dishonesty on behalf of regulatory bodies.
Ami completed the GDL and BVC at the College of Law and was called to the Bar in 2008, later cross qualifying to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive Lawyers. Prior to studying law, Ami graduated from the University Birmingham with a degree in Hispanic Studies.
Ami speaks fluent Spanish and Gujarati.
- Society of Asian Lawyers
- Women in Criminal Law