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Cynthia Opoku-Gyamfi

Cynthia Opoku-Gyamfi’s work as an advocate has included instructions from regional and national solicitors firms to represent clients, including individuals, private companies, local authorities, and banks, in hearings before district and circuit judges. She is happy to travel to any court within England and Wales. 


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Cynthia Opoku-Gyamfi

With legal experience spanning residential and commercial property, civil law, and insolvency cases, Cynthia is renowned for her approach to client care, ensuring her clients understand the commercial implications, what can be achieved, and the likelihood of success. She applies a practical approach whether acting for clients in courts or during negotiations.

Cynthia's Experience

Called in 2002


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Property Law

Cynthia has extensive experience in landlord and tenant disputes for both residential and commercial properties, with an impressive track record of dealing with over 8,500 hearings and appeals in courts throughout England and Wales.

Experienced in acting for lenders in mortgage possession hearings, her knowledge of finance, civil and property law ensures Cynthia understands the complexities involved. She has also represented clients in construction and building disputes on behalf of both claimants and defendants.

Specialisms include:

  • Landlord & tenant applications
  • Termination of tenancies
  • Evictions
  • Rent arrears
  • Forfeiture
  • Trustees’ applications for possession and sale
Insolvency & Bankruptcy

Cynthia has been involved in bankruptcy hearings since 2006, mainly for petitioner creditors but also individuals. She has represented clients in:

  • Bankruptcy petitions
  • Winding-up petitions
  • Injunctions
  • Preserving or disposing of a secured creditor's collateral
Civil & Commercial Law
  • Consumer credit agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Debt recovery
  • Return of goods hearings
  • Applications for disclosure
  • Injunctions
  • Orders for sale
  • Summary judgments
  • Applications to set aside judgments
Personal Injury
  • Fast-track matters
  • Disposal and infant settlement hearings
  • Advice on quantum
Family Law

As a lecturer in family law, Cynthia has in-depth knowledge of the area.

  • Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton - Cynthia designs and delivers lectures and conducts tutorials for undergraduate law students on property law, public law, and family law.
  • Supervising Solicitor at the University of Roehampton Law School Clinic - where she trains and supervises third-year undergraduate law students and provides them with hands-on legal work experience in landlord and tenant, consumer rights, family law and general civil litigation matters.
  • Lecturer, Queen Mary University and the University of East London - lecturing on equity & trusts, land law and constitutional and administrative law.  
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • Black Barristers Network
  • LLM, Professional Legal Practice, University of Law
  • Accredited Mediator, Regent’s College, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • LLM, London School of Economics
  • Called to the Degree of the Utter Bar (Hon. Society of Middle Temple)
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • LLB, University of East London
  • Twi
  • Fanti
  • Agona
  • Ghanaian dialects (conversational)
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Cynthia Opoku-Gyamfi, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:



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