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Miss Amy Nerou

Member of the Durham Law School



Amy is studying towards a Master of Jurisprudence (MJur), having completed her undergraduate Law (with Year Abroad) LLB at Durham University in 2019. Her year abroad was spent in both Singapore (NUS) and Belgium (KU Leuven), with an academic focus on international and criminal law. Amy was a part time tutor, teaching Criminal Law at Durham University between 2019-2021. She is due to start her Bar Course in September 2021, with the support of the Gray’s Inn Lady Hale Scholarship. Alongside the MJur, Amy works part time at Newcastle Civil and Family Court as a court clerk.


Amy’s current research explores the impact of Covid-19 on the criminal court system, focusing on the window between charge and verdict. The thesis seeks to do this primarily through the lens of the key actors involved in the system: defendants, victims, and professionals. The thesis identifies broad themes such as increased delay, the transition to remote justice, and changes to open justice and public scrutiny and seeks to explore these. It will ground itself in the practice experiences of those engaged in the system, before touching upon the wider systematic implications.


Amy is supervised by Dr Jessie Blackbourn and Dr Hannah Bows.