Amy Woolfson

Year of Call: 2017

Amy accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ areas of practice.

Our specialist clerks can be contacted by email on clerks@5sah.co.uk or phone on 020 7332 5400. To contact our Chambers Director directly in relation to a specific members’ practice, please email dscothern@5sah.co.uk

To contact Amy Woolfson directly please email amywoolfson@5sah.co.uk

Overview

Amy joined 5SAH upon successful completion of her third six pupillage. She had previously completed an 18-month pupillage at a leading set of criminal chambers. She prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases, and has represented regulators and registrants in fitness to practise hearings.

Amy is keen to extend her practice into Chambers’ other areas of practice, in particular extradition. She was supervised by Ben Keith, prior to becoming a tenant. Ben is a specialist in Extradition and International law.

Additional information

Amy had a varied and successful career before coming to the Bar, including working as an adviser to a Member of Parliament for 5 years, and conducting research into the reform of the Official Secrets Acts for the Law Commission.

An active volunteer, Amy is an Independent Visitor with Action for Children, providing friendship and support to young people in care.

Professional Appointments and Memberships

  • CPS Advocate Panel Member Grade 1.
  • Government Legal Department, Junior Junior scheme.

Education

  • LLM, Harvard Law School.
  • BPTC (Very Competent), BPP Law School.
  • LLB Hons (First Class), Open University.

Awards

  • Advocacy Award, Criminal Bar Association.
  • Kennedy Scholarship, Kennedy Memorial Trust.
  • Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple.
  • Excellence Award, BPP Law School.

Criminal Defence

Amy defends clients in the Magistrates, Youth, and Crown Courts. Her case experience includes a wide range of offences, including violence, drugs, and fraud. She is regularly instructed in private driving matters.

Amy is experienced in dealing with young or otherwise vulnerable defendants and witnesses. She has completed specialist training in youth court advocacy, and in handling vulnerable witnesses.

Criminal Prosecutions

Amy is a CPS Grade 1 prosecutor, and has prosecuted trials in the Magistrates and Youth courts. She has appeared for Royal Mail Group in the Magistrates court and the Crown Court.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Amy has extensive experience of professional discipline and regulatory cases. She has been instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing in cases ranging from interim order applications to substantive fitness to practise hearings.

Extradition & International

Amy has a keen interest in extradition law and accepts instructions in extradition and related matters.