Samantha Woods, Solicitor

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Samantha has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Community Welfare) and a Bachelor Laws from Newcastle University. She also completed her Diploma of Legal Practice at Newcastle University.

Samantha worked in the Community Services Sector for over 10 years working in Mental Health, Child Protection, Guardianship, Conflict Resolution and Policy Development. She subsequently returned to university to study the law. During her post-graduate Practical Legal Training, she worked mainly in Criminal Law, completing placements with the Children’s Criminal Specialist and the Public Defender’s Office. This very practical experience has provided her with a wide knowledge base relating to youth justice and criminality.

After graduating, Samantha worked in the Juvenile Justice sector for three years and is certified as a Youth Justice Conference Convener. She has completed a Mediator Training and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner course with the College of Law and anticipates becoming a fully accredited mediator and FDR Practitioner before the end of 2018. She has also set herself the goal of becoming an accredited Child Law specialist as soon as possible.

Samantha is Newcastle ‘born and bred’. She enjoys the local beaches and relishes the Newcastle coastal way of life. Samantha is also a mum of three children who are the focus of her life outside of the law. In her downtime, she can usually be found either at the beach, on a soccer field, or watching a movie with her family.

Being a mum has also given her legal expertise in Youth Justice a special focus and dedication that she brings to every legal matter that she handles. Every child’s welfare is important to Samantha as she strives to get the best outcome for all her juvenile clients. She also brings this same caring dedication to every client she sees, regardless of their age or legal issue.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of NSW
  • Member of Nobby’s Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Testimonials

by Jules Z. via Google
My experience was great! Very helpful supportive and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend
by Kerry B. via Google
Not knowing what to expect, solicitor arrived with the necessary paperwork for me, he answered all my questions and was able to leave with confidence.
by Tina L. via Google
The lawyer I was assigned was very professional and provided the appropriate advice in a timely manner. Easy to get hold of after our first meeting.
by Linda Fyfe via Google
Very good advice. Professional and friendly.
by Murray R. via Google
A good experience, took the time to explain my options and bullet pointed an action plan. Was able to converse in language I understood.
by H. Spider via Google
Talk about Serendipity! Couldn't have wished for a more helpful & motivated lawyer. Yes - peace of mind!
by "Psymoss" via Google
Knowledgeable staff, my Lawer, knew exactly what to do every step of the way and I ended up getting off on a section 10 as hoped for. Couldn't be happier! Thanks guys
by John P. via Google
Good experience, the lawyer explained things well and put my mind at ease.

 

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