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Amanda Steadman

Principal Knowledge Lawyer

Amanda is our Principal Knowledge Lawyer and leads the training and know-how function for the firm and its clients. 

A key part of Amanda’s role involves supporting BDBF’s lawyers to maintain a first-class and up-to-date knowledge of employment law and providing them with the resources to deliver the best service to clients. In addition, Amanda directly supports BDBF’s clients in a number of ways including through the delivery of regular articles, webinars and training events.

Amanda is an experienced trainer and public speaker in all types of formats, from one-to-one sessions and round-table events to large conferences. She has delivered in-person and virtual presentations for the following organisations: 

  • American Bar Association;
  • Employment Lawyers Association;
  • European Employment Lawyers Association;
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Work and Families, Houses of Parliament;
  • Industrial Law Society;
  • White Paper Conference Co Ltd;
  • For Media Group Ltd; and
  • Daniel Barnett’s HR Inner Circle.

Amanda is also a regular contributor to legal and HR journals and magazines including:

  • ELA Briefing;
  • Law 360;
  • Lexis PSL news;
  • Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence; and
  • Medico-Legal Journal.

Amanda is a member of Lexis PSL’s expert panel of contributors and Daniel Barnett’s panel of contributors for his well-known employment law updates. She has featured as an expert speaker on menopause at work for Daniel Barnett’s podcast, Employment Law Matters, and recorded a training video on the topic for Thomson Reuters.

Amanda supports the BDBF team with media commentary, including to outlets such as the Financial Times, BBC Radio London, The Times, Sky News and Financial News.

Amanda was shortlisted for Knowledge Lawyer of the Year at the LexisNexis Legal Awards in both 2018 and 2022.

Amanda was admitted as a solicitor in October 2004.