Amie is a Senior Public Law and Immigration Solicitor and is accredited as a Supervisor and Advanced Caseworker under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS)
Amie was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 2005 and cross qualified as a Solicitor in 2008.
Having started her career in a high street firm in South Yorkshire, Amie then went on to establish her own niche Immigration & Human Rights firm in 2012. As a specialist renowned for her work with survivors of trafficking and modern slavery, Amie resigned from her role as Director in 2018 and has since worked as a Public Law & Immigration Solicitor & Training Lead on a freelance basis.
Amie won the Legal Aid Practitioners Group award for Immigration Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and has been recommended as an individual practitioner by the Legal 500: “Noted for her 'professional, empathetic work ethic', 'top-notch lawyer' Amie Higgins is recommended for her 'specialist knowledge in assisting asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking'” and “Sheffield-based Amie Higgins, is ‘a dynamic innovator with a sharp intellect’ and is singled out for her work in asylum and human rights cases, as well as representing victims of human trafficking”
Amie's most notable cases include: SU v The United Kingdom 75184/11, TD and AD (Trafficked women) (CG) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department,  UKUT 00092 (IAC), JT (Cameroon) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department,  EWCA Civ 878, Macastena v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1558.
Areas of Expertise
Amie specialises in all aspects of immigration, asylum, human rights and public law work, representing both private and legally aided clients. Amie has an impressive success rate and is a highly sought after practitioner.
Amie is frequently instructed in public law challenges on the legality of Home Office and NRM decisions. Amie works closely with legal practitioners across the country, providing training and compliance support to those practising in Immigration & Asylum work.