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About Amy Coulter

Amy is a Trainee Solicitor who joined the firm in 2022. She is currently in her third seat, assisting Sasha Barton in the Civil Liberties team. She is working on a varied and complex range of actions against the police, prisons, immigration detention claims and judicial reviews.

She was previously working under the supervision of Sean Caulfield and Ruth Harris in the Criminal Defence team, where she assisted on a full range of criminal offences, including the most serious and complex. Amy’s first seat was in Private Client working with Christine Dyson on a range of Court of Protection matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy worked as Human Rights Officer at the Northern Ireland Policing Board, working to identify systematic malpractice in various criminal justice matters. She also completed her training with Rape Crisis NI to help provide information and emotional support to anyone impacted by rape or sexual assault in adulthood.

Articles & Publications

  • Response to Historical Institutional Abuse Consultation, Human Rights Centre, Published – 10 Feb 2019

Career & Education


  • Trainee Solicitor: Hodge Jones & Allen, September 2022 – present
  • Human Rights Officer: Northern Ireland Policing Board, 2020 – 2021
  • Legal Analyst: Herbert Smith Freehills, 2020


  • Legal Practice Course (Distinction) – The University of Law, 2022
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice LLM (Distinction) – Queens University Belfast, 2018-2019
  • Law LLB (2:1) – Queens University Belfast, 2015-2018
Further Reading Criminal Defence