Amy graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Law in 2015 and a Masters degree in Legislative Studies and Practice in 2016.
Amy joined Worthingtons as an Apprentice Solicitor in 2016. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2018 and works in the Employment Department of our Belfast Office. Upon graduation from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies she was awarded prizes for attaining the highest marks in her year group in the Practice Management, Civil Litigation and Criminal Procedure examinations. She was also awarded second place in the Belfast Solicitors Association prizes. These prizes are awarded annually to the three solicitor trainees who attain the highest average marks across all exams leading to the Professional Diploma in Professional Legal Studies.
Amy represents both employees and employers, to include many private sector businesses, local government and charities, in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including unfair dismissal and discrimination complaints before the Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal. As well as providing practical advice on employment and HR issues in the workplace, Amy has experience in equal pay litigation.
She is also a member of the Young Solicitors Association and Employment Lawyers Group and writes on employment issues for the Belfast Telegraph.
Very pleased with service, courtesy and clarity of advice from Amy Barr from the first contact and throughout the process, and am very happy with outcome.