Judi Wood

Judi Wood

Collaborative Lawyer,Consultant
Family & Children

Tel: 0121 700 1400
Office: Sheldon


About Judi Wood

Judi gives analytical and supportive legal advice in a sensitive and practical way. She tries to ensure that a solution may be found  that keeps the wellbeing of the family as the focus throughout the process.

Judi is a specialist family lawyer dealing predominately with:

  • financial consequences of separation and divorce following relationship breakdown, ranging from couples who have relatively modest assets to high net worth individuals and dealing with family business and company issues.
  • divorce and separation agreements
  • children’s issues to include with whom a child should live and how and when they should spend time with the other parent.
  • living together agreements
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements

Judi also has a specialist interest in resolving issues following separation ,within the collaborative process ( link to collab. pages). As a very experienced collaborative lawyer Judi’s approach is aimed at finding solutions that have the benefit of impacting the family in a positive way during this emotionally difficult period of their lives to ensure that where possible, and it usually is, they are able to continue to focus on the children and grand-children in years to come in a positive and therefore beneficial way for all.

Judi also brings considerable experience within the educational sector as a Director of local academies and specialist safeguarding and SEN governor. Family breakdown can place additional pressures on parents and children that are highlighted within the school day. Therefore, Judi’s unique additional experience in this sector can assist in finding solutions that may ease the pressure for the family at this emotional challenging and difficult time.

Judi is a member of Resolution – an organisation committed to dealing with family law issues in a non-confrontational way, whenever possible. As an experienced collaborative lawyer Judi is therefore able to offer clients a wide range of  services to bring conclusion to a difficult period of time.

What our clients say

“I’d like to thank Judi for sorting this matter out for me in such a professional but delightful manner.”
Mrs Shirley Anne Rhind

"I would like to thank you Judi for your professionalism and personable nature. I found her to be very supportive and practical at what was obviously a very difficult time. I would have no hesitation recommending you in the future again."

"Judi was professional, kind and supportive throughout the entire process. She understood how I felt and how important my name change and freedom was. She explained every step calmly and in ways id understand. Start to finish I didn’t have to worry about a thing!.”

"A very professional, reliable and prompt service given. Would highly recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to use again."
Ms Fiona Austin

Types of Law used

  • Family law
  • Children's law
  • Trusts

Career History

2009 Qualified as a collaborative lawyer
2007 Became an associate solicitor
2003 Joined Sydney Mitchell
2003 Qualified as a solicitor

Publications

Judi has written a number of articles on divorce, collaborative law, children's issues, and bankruptcy and the family home.

Judi has also written an article that discussed children travelling or moving abroad which featured in the Birmingham Post.

Regular articles appear in the Solihull Observer written by Judi.

Conferences and Seminars

Presentations within Health & Social classes and schools as to the impact of divorce and separation upon the family.

Education

2000 Graduated in Law from Cardiff

Memberships and Offices held

  • Member of Resolution
  • Governor of an Academy school
  • Chairperson on pre-exclusion and exclusion panels
  • Church leader at a large local Christian church impacting and assisting the local community, UK and Internationally
  • Judi counsels those experiencing separation and family breakdown
  • Facilitates divorce care and separation and divorce courses in the Midlands.

 

Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law UK Legal 500 2016 Conveyancing Quality Scheme