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

Overview

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.

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 + View All Specialist Areas

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.