Sinead qualified as Solicitor in May 2008, cross-qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate in November 2008 and graduated with an LLM from The University of Law in Guilford in 2013 for her studies in Employment, Criminal, Civil and Commercial Law.
She is qualified to practice in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Sinead completed her training in England at a leading firm and following three years of qualification was promoted to Partner.
Sinead is a specialist criminal practitioner and is the head of the criminal department at P.A. Duffy & Co Solicitors. She also has expertise in employment law.
She is a highly experienced Solicitor-Advocate and has a wealth of experience representing clients from the Police Station through to the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal for a range of criminal offences. She has acted as Junior Counsel with considerable success in cases of murder, manslaughter, the full range of sexual offences, fraud, major cases of drug importation and supply, human trafficking, kidnap and blackmail.
In addition to her legal expertise, Sinead is the founder of Sinead Willox Coaching and Co-founder of The Willox-Fullen Collection having further qualified in 2018 as an NLP Life Coach and MBSR Practitioner. She presents keynote lectures and workshops for, National Womens’ Conferences, Non-Profit Fundraiser Events, Fortune 500 companies – leadership conferences and Wellness Retreats. Her areas of expertise are Work Life Balance, Growth Mindset, Stress Management, Burnout and Mindfulness.
Sinead is extremely passionate about using her creativity and regularly performs as a singer and recording artist. She also starred and toured as Constance Markievicz in ‘Blood Upon the Rose’, which performed at The Hammersmith Apollo, The Armadillo Theatre, Glasgow, the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and the Grand Opera House Belfast.
R v Gonzales (Central Criminal Court) where the issue of diminished responsibility arose from the killing of six random victims in different locations over a two-day period. Whole life terms were imposed on conviction of the defendant who was described by doctors and staff at Broadmoor Hospital as their most difficult and dangerous patient.
R v Fenner – Guildford Crown Court – Olympic hopeful acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving after two-week trial.
R v H and Others – Portsmouth Crown Court – A five-week trial concerning an international paedophile ring and serious sexual offences against children.
R v W and Others – Winchester Crown Court – Organised Crime Group targeted by police in relation to conspiracies to supply class A drugs on a multi-kilo scale.
R v S and Others – Winchester Crown Court – Aggravated burglary and kidnapping and false imprisonment in relation to a drugs debt.
R v Lleshi and others (Central Criminal Court) – complex murder case.
R v Mutean and others (Craigavon Crown Court) – A five-handed conspiracy to rape.
R v Hughes and Others (Belfast Crown Court) – Two handed murder and disposal of the body.
R v L (Newry Crown Court) – Rape of vulnerable victim.