Abigail Woodcock

Solicitor in Family Law

+44 (0)845 257 9449

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Abi is a newly qualified solicitor with over 3 years’ experience working as a paralegal and then as a trainee solicitor in family law.

Abi has been closely involved in all aspects of family law but has a particular interest and experience in high-net-worth financial settlements on divorce and separation. Abi runs and assists fee earners on cases, taking on a client facing role, to achieve the desirable outcome for the client. Abi has experience in working with clients who have obtained financial orders by consent and assisting clients from the beginning to the end of their financial remedy proceedings. Abi also has experience in representing clients in private Children Act proceedings, preparing clients for hearings both in person and remote, and the use of alternative dispute resolution to achieved the desired outcome for clients.

Abi is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for clients and maintains attention to detail throughout every case.

Abigail's Experience

Attending a private financial dispute resolution hearing with the client and counsel to finalise an agreement on high net worth finance case and a complex s.37 Matrimonial Causes Act 1973. This was settled and the client was impressed with the outcome

Preparing and attending a financial dispute resolution hearing at the court with the client and counsel. Being involved in the negotiations and settling the case on the judge’s recommendations

Supporting and assisting client in a hybrid mediation session on a shuttle basis to agree a complex asset schedule for client which included up to 10 properties

Drafting and lodging an application to join matrimonial proceedings on behalf of the client as he has an interest in the property that is the family home in separate matrimonial proceedings. Working with counsel in London to formalise application and attending the first hearing remotely at the Central Family Court

Being involved in the preliminary stages to initiate proceedings in a high net worth matter on behalf of wife in which husband’s business is worth circa £10 million

Outside of her career, Abi enjoys running as part of a local club and participates in charity events, most recently a duathlon and the Manchester half marathon.