Amy specialises in child care law. She became an accredited member of The Law Society’s Children Panel in 2014 and represents children, parents and other family members in care proceedings. Amy has extensive experience in special guardianship orders, discharge and revocation of public law orders, domestic abuse matters and private children disputes.
Amy is committed to representing vulnerable clients whether or not they are a child, parent or another party. She is dedicated to promoting access to justice and helping those most in need with an approach which is both sensitive and professional. Amy takes time to understand the needs of her clients, has an insightful approach and works tirelessly to ensure their cases are well prepared and presented.
Specialist accreditations include:
- Member of the SRA Children Panel
Notable cases include:
- London Borough of Newham v KA Mother ORS  EWFC B11
I have had the benefit of working with Ms Amy Woolfenden on three sets of challenging care proceedings over the past year as a child’s solicitor supporting my role of Guardian. I have found Ms Woolfenden’s approach towards families to be extremely thoughtful, understanding and empathetic. The professional relationship I have with Ms Woolfenden is one that I can fully trust in. Ms Woolfenden is a child’s solicitor whom I have come to greatly rely upon for her knowledge, support and guidance. I would be delighted to work with her again on future cases, and would highly recommend her to other children’s Guardians.
I have regularly instructed Amy to represent me as a guardian in several care proceedings and would be delighted to do so in the future. Guardians are expected to instruct a variety of solicitors and indeed I do, however, I always ensure that I have one case ‘on the go’ with Amy because I find her efficient, effective, attuned and personable; qualities that are vital when working with difficult and complex cases. She is thorough and balanced in her approach, readily and appropriately challenging when necessary. I would not hesitate to recommend her to other court guardians.