Amy Woolfson

Year of Call: 2017

Amy is a barrister practising in all areas of criminal and regulatory law. She has a growing practice in extradition and public law.

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Amy prosecutes and defends in a wide range of criminal cases. She has extensive experience of professional discipline and regulatory cases and a growing practice in extradition and public law. Amy also accepts instructions in family law work.

Instructing solicitors say:

'Amy is bright, pro-active and creative in her case preparation, and has excellent client care skills.'

'Amy has a natural ability to absorb information very quickly and make very good decisions on trial strategy.'

'She possesses a confidence beyond her years, combined with humility and a personable nature that I know my clients appreciate.'

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.

Professional Appointments and Memberships

  • CPS Advocate Panel Member Grade 2.
  • Government Legal Department, Junior Junior scheme.


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


  • 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 a barrister who is experienced in dealing with young or otherwise vulnerable defendants. She has completed specialist training in youth court advocacy, and in handling vulnerable witnesses. She is skilled at enabling defendants to give their best evidence.

Criminal Prosecutions - Private & Public

Amy is regularly instructed to prosecute for the Crown Prosecution Service in the Crown Court, the Youth Court and in Magistrates Courts. She is a member of the CPS Grade 2 Advocate Panel. 

Amy is often instructed by private prosecutors, including Royal Mail Group.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

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

Extradition & International

Amy is a barrister who deals with extradition cases. Solicitors have instructed her in extradition hearings at all stages in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, from first appearances to final hearings. Amy has experience of complex international extradition cases including working with Ben Keith on a number of INTERPOL Red Notice cases.

Inquests & Inquiries & Immigration

Amy accepts instructions in relation to Public Inquiries & Inquests and she also accepts instructions in relation to Immigration matters.