Beth Woodward

Beth Woodward

Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law

Career History

I worked for another large regional firm for 10 years before moving to Neves in 2003. I am a partner specialising in family law.

Beth and the Family Law team are listed in the Legal 500 2022 edition. Being recommended by Legal 500 provides clients with an independent assessment of our ability, gives a flavour of who we are and what sets us apart from other law firms. Follow the web link for full details of the Legal 500 rankings.

Legal 500 2022 leading firm

Recent Cases

All areas of family law.  In recent years a large part of my work has dealt with the financial aspects of divorce and relationship breakdown.  This ranges from cases where the main asset is the family home, to cases involving family businesses, complex pension sharing arrangements, representing parents where family trusts are alleged, variation of maintenance orders, applications for sale and disputes over beneficial interests between cohabiting couples. 

At the same time I continue to act for parents and grandparents in disputes over arrangements for children (until recently known as residence and contact issues).  I have experience in international abduction cases, and in cases alleging child abuse.  I am on the Law Society's Panel of Family Law Specialist Lawyers.  I am a trained collaborative lawyer and head of the Milton Keynes group of collaborative lawyers and a member of Resolution.

Resolution member

What makes me human

I drifted into law in my twenties when I realised how I relished fighting clients' corners and achieving just outcomes which made my clients feel I had spoken up for them and equipped them for whatever the future held. 

My life plan was to travel and to enjoy a life of pleasure pursuing my interests associated with travel.  Now I find myself with a career that I love which I would never willingly give up, Plan B involves doing as much as possible outside work.  Fortunately one child shares my interest in books, theatre, art and culture.  The other is into running and outdoorsy things, which suits me perfectly. 

Latest posts

In September 2021, the government announced that all children without an underlying health condition aged 12+ would be offered Covid-19 vaccination. On 30th January 2022, it went on to announce that children aged 5-11 who are in a clinical risk group…

The service provided by Beth Woodward has been exceptional, very professional and thorough, yet empathetic and understanding. Her services in respect to Family Law matters has been invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
Google 5 star review

18/11/2021 Natalie Mann