Madeleine Wolfe

Madeleine Wolfe

"Madeleine is wonderful. She is an incredibly intelligent, charming and persuasive advocate. Without any doubt, Madeleine is a first class barrister and is a silk in waiting."

Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 1998
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Public Prosecution

Madeleine is a grade 4 prosecutor and a member of the Rape and Serious Sexual Assault panel. She is instructed as leading junior counsel, junior to Queen’s Counsel as well as acting alone. Her recent practice includes prosecuting offences of murder, armed robbery, rape, child sexual offences and child cruelty. She is regularly instructed to prosecute cases where the victim is vulnerable, either by reason of a disability, a vulnerability or by virtue of their age. She is known to those who instruct her as a robust, approachable and sensible prosecutor who is able to build an easy rapport with even the most disturbed of witnesses.

She routinely handles sensitive disclosure issues and is experienced in advising on issues relating to third party materials and PII. She has worked closely with the police in a number of large scale operations, advising at every stage of the investigation.

Notable Cases:


R v T

Madeleine successfully prosecuted this murder alone. T, having grown increasingly addicted to class A drugs, attacked his dealer at his home address, using a rock to cause appalling damage to the head.

R v K, K & M

Led by Alan Kent QC, Madeleine prosecuted 3 young men accused of murdering a neighbour. She successfully handled the highly complex DNA issues raised in the trial, calling and cross examining expert witnesses opining on discrete areas of DNA makeup.

Sexual Offences

R v V & Ors

Madeleine, instructed as leading counsel, successfully prosecuted 6 defendants for the rape, assault and kidnap of a 16 year old girl. In seeking to prove her case, Madeleine successfully argued the admissibility of expert evidence relating to PTSD as a supporting feature of the Crown’s case.

R v P

As junior alone, Madeleine successfully prosecuted a man who worked in a south London care home in the 1980s for the serious sexual abuse of 2 young boys. This case involved a voluminous amount of disclosure, including the sensitive handling of matters impacting on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

R v E

Madeleine appeared as junior counsel for the Crown in prosecuting a politician for the sexual assault of 2 women in his employ. This was a high profile case that resulted in an unsuccessful defence appeal against the 2 year term of imprisonment.

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