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Carl Woolf


Carl Woolf
Solicitor Advocate
Duty Solicitor
Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Square, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3TF
15 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EF
Office: 020 370 92400

Carl is a specialist Criminal Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in all Criminal Proceedings with an emphasis on high value fraud, cases of serious violence and murder.

Whilst practicing criminal law for over 20 years, he has defended clients charged in relation to offences brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, the Crown Prosecution Service. Trading Standards and by Military Prosecutors.

He has represented foreign nationals involved in money laundering investigations and many cross border investigations involving both national police forces and Interpol. Carl has also represented, Solicitors charged with money laundering, Company Directors and medical professionals.

Carl has acted as both Leading and Junior Trial Advocate.

His work defending clients was featured as part of a television documentary, which followed one of Scotland Yard’s specialist crime units and his cases have included the Worlds Largest ever Ebay Fraud concerning the sale of counterfeit golf clubs imported from China, the very first prosecution for Land Bank fraud and the first ever prosecution for downloading and storing illegal material using internet Newsgroups.

In 2015 some of the cases Carl was instructed to defend in included a high profile child murder where a father murdered his 4-year child, a case involving kidnapping and torture of an individual by a gang and a fraud perpetuated by a member of staff of a major UK Clearing Bank involving 3rd party duress.

In 2016, some of the cases Carl was instructed to defend in included a multi handed Lettings Agency fraud valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds, a Murder where a mother was stabbed in her house in front of her children by a stranger who attempted to kidnap them, a dating website murder, a Murder involving one sister stabbing another sister and a multi-jurisdictional fraud valued at 100 million Euros against a foreign Oil Company involving forged financial documents alleging over $2 billion worth of assets. This latter case gained massive media attention and the trial lasted 6 months.

Already in 2017 Carl has defended in a multi-jurisdictional Asset Finance fraud valued at £160 million, an alleged fraud on the UK Revenue involving the smuggling of £8million worth of tobacco into the UK and a Carbon Credit boiler room fraud.

Away from everyday practice, Carl is a Visiting Associate Professor at Brunel University and has also lectured at Goldsmiths University. He is involved in the training of new Solicitors as Advocates, has lectured to numerous schools on the legal rights of juveniles, is a consultant specialist advocacy trainer for Kaplan Altior and has been involved in Witness Familiarisation Preparation Training for Bond Solon.

Carl has also been a Martial Arts Instructor for the last 30 years, not only in the United Kingdom but also around the world, to both civilians, door supervisors and law enforcement personnel. Being a former Close Protection Officer for an MP, a member of the House of Lords and a High Ranking Public figure, Carl undertakes a large amount of work on behalf of Door Supervisors and also advises the Security Profession on the Legal Aspects of their work.

Carl is available to see clients at the firms Central London Offices in the Old Bailey or at client’s premises by prior appointment.