Beth Woodward

Partner
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the way you've dealt with everything on my behalf, and for being a genuinely good, caring person whilst always being a total professional

Background

Beth obtained an English degree at the University of Leeds, travelled for a few years and then studied to become a solicitor at the College of Law in London. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and joined Neves in 2003. Beth became a Partner on 8th March 2011.

Beth has been specialising in family and divorce law since she qualified as a solicitor over 20 years ago.  She has an in depth expertise in all areas of family law.  She also has a real understanding of the emotional and financial impact of separation/divorce on a family and is passionate about working closely with clients to ensure they are financially equipped for the future, and that arrangements for children are child-focused and practical

A sympathetic approach goes some way towards helping. In many cases a conciliatory approach can allow both parties and children to move on as soon as possible. In other cases agreement is not possible and Beth offers a sound and specialised knowledge of family law. Beth is a member of the Family Law Panel. Membership of this panel is restricted to those whose experience and specialist knowledge has been tested by the Law Society. She is also a member of Resolution (an association of over 6,000 solicitors who are committed to promoting a non-confrontational atmosphere in family law). Beth is an accredited collaborative lawyer, leading the Milton Keyes POD of collaborative lawyers as the POD liaision office. Beth is also a member of the Grandparents' Association.

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Testimonials

"My experience of Beth was that she was keen to understand my situation and my needs and she responded to them with armth, compassion and understanding but also challenged me when it was needed. She helped me during a particularly stressful and difficult time in my life." A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

First of all let me thank you for a fantastic job yesterday, and an incredible outcome. Congratulations and thank you so much!
A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"You have helped me significantly over the years and I am extremely thankfully for everything you have done. I am so happy it is all over!"
A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

“I’d just like to say how grateful I am to you, and to all of the staff at Neves, who have been so helpful, accessible and supportive throughout the whole of my divorce and financial settlement proceedings. I really could not have picked a better legal team and would always recommend you to anyone who needs a good solicitor.”

A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

“I would like to say thank you so much for all your help and support throughout this time. You gave me the confidence to believe that I could do something about the situation I was in and that I would be able to manage financially. I am looking forward to the future now!”
A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

“Beth was very easy to get on with, incredibly helpful and knowledgeable throughout our dealings.”  A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

“Beth Woodward has been dealing with my divorce and has been very good getting a recalcitrant ex-spouse to agree a deal.”

 

“I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for everything that you have done for the children and I through this incredibly difficult time for us all. You made the process seem that little easier and through all of the twists and turns you immediately grasped the changes in the situation and the effects it had on us. I would not hesitate to recommend you in the future”

 

“Beth showed great empathy to me and experience in understanding the behaviours of the other party in crafting a good, fair and  defendable financial agreement, I am very grateful for this as it now gives me a solid foundation for the future.”

 

“Thank you so much for all your help.  I couldn’t have don it    without you!  Should one of my friends decide to go through the process, I will definitely point them in your direction. Thanks again – a million times over.”

 

“You made the process seem that little bit easier and through all of the twists and turns you immediately grasped the changes in the situation and the effects it had on us.  I would not hesitate to recommend you in the future.”

“Because of the recommendation I went to Beth who I found very easy to deal with, she explained everything very clearly and made sure I understood what was going on at all times…. She explained what I was entitled to from the divorce and we worked out what realistic result I wanted/needed. Beth is very good at the strategy/psychological warfare required in a divorce situation when the other party is not co-operating in the process. She achieved the required outcome with minimum stress for me. The commercial and conveyancing departments were also involved with my divorce and other than essential contact with the conveyancing department, Beth dealt with both departments on my behalf.  Resulting in a seamless and efficient service with minimal input from myself. In conclusion I would recommend Beth Woodward, her team and Neves for family law matters. She has a good grasp of complicated situations and what can be achieved within the confines of the Law. Also the seamless integration, where acquired, with the other departments within Neves”. A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Dear Beth, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for everything thatyou have done for the children and I through this incredibly difficult time for us all. You made the process seem that little easier and through all of the twists and turns you immediately grasped the changes in the situation and the effects it had on us. I would not hesitate to recommend you in the future." A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"You made the process seem that little bit easier and through all of the twists and turns you immediately grasped the changes in the situation and the effects it had on us. I would not hesitate to recommend you in the future." A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"I found that I was always given honest information in relation to my case, I was never given unrealistic results and I found Beth to be a genuinely lovely lady that really helped me through the process and I felt that she really did care about my case and that I wasn't just another 'client'. A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Beth has always acted professional and is an excellent solicitor." A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Your professionalism, experience and undoubted ability were all clear to see. I am delighted with the outcome which I am convinced would not have happened without your expert guidance and advice. Anybody as fortunate as I was, to have you in their camp must surely stand every chance of success." A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Beth explained the whole procedure and costs prior to agreement. She kept within the costs being very mindful of our budget. The information she provided was of the highest quality both regular and invaluable. On court dates she was professional and friendly which reassured us when we were at our most vulnerable. Beth is still driven by the passion  she has for her profession and we believe a real credit to Neves." A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Very polite, helpful, friendly service , with excellent value for money" A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Efficient and easy to deal with" A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"Thank you , Thank you, Thank you , Thank you, Thank you. Am sitting here at a loss for words. I can only simply say….thank you….from the bottom of my heart. A satisfied client of Beth Woodward

"I appreciated the time and care Beth took over my case and her attention to detail. She was able to understand the issues quickly and clearly explain alternative courses of action and the possible outcomes in quite a tricky case, which neither of my other two solicitors in this matter were able to do. A fantastic solicitor! I am eternally grateful to Beth for her help in this matter." A satisfied client of Beth

“I would be certain to recommend as the service I received was very good and professional.  I felt very at ease knowing someone who was kind and caring was dealing with my case, plus someone who had my best interest at heart.” A satisfied client of Beth

“I received a caring, professional and efficient service from Beth Woodward and would recommend her”. A satisfied client of Beth

“I can’t thank you enough for such an excellent and reasonable service”. A satisfied client of Beth

"I appreciated the time and care Beth took over my case and her attention to detail.  She was able to understand the issues quickly and clearly explain alternative course of action and the possible outcomes in quite a tricky case which neither of the two solicitors I previously consulted in this matter were able to do.  A fantastic solicitor!  I am eternity grateful to Beth for her help in this matter……..she is a very talented solicitor". A satisfied client of Beth

“Beth was excellent and would be difficult to improve her service.” A satisfied client of Beth

"Beth Woodward is warm, easy to talk to, gave information and the facts of the situation.  She kept me abreast of what was happening and was always happy to discuss any query or such problem I had.  She was always very profesional.  I found Beth's Assistant Maureen very helpful and friendly.  She was always willing to help me and assist whenever Beth was not available or in answering e-mails I had sent." A satisfied client of Beth
 

"Best firm ever dealt with" - comments from a satisfied client.

 “Response to recent clients satisfaction questionnaire from a satisfied client;
Question – would you recommend us to someone else if they needed legal help or advice?
Answer – likely to
Comments: Overall excellent level of service received from Neves in the past. Excellent level of service, very friendly and welcoming approach from Beth Woodward
From: Michael D – satisfied matrimonial client”
 
 " I would be certain to recommend Neves to someone else; during difficult situations like divorce you need someone you can trust and who you feel comfortable talking to" - matrimonial client commenting on the service provided by Beth Woodward.

"I have been impressed with your ability to listen well and to enable somebody like me to achieve what I felt I needed, in the way I wanted to do it." A satisfied client

"Beth Woodward, working within her mastery of family law and grounded on a comprehensive understanding of today's society, spared no effort to secure the well being of my children and to protect my parental interests. I have recommended her without reservation to friends who sought the services of a first-class family lawyer."
Tom Wells, Bedford

"I want to thank you and all those involved in my case for all the hard work that you have done. I am now ready to move on with my life and thanks to you and your team, I can start to put the past 27 years behind me and start again. I hope not to ask you for this kind of service again but if I do I shall not hesitate in contacting you or recommending you to anyone who asks"

"I found Ms Woodward very professional at all times, her work was excellent and a pleasure to work with.  It made the whole process so much easier to deal with."

"Fabulous and sympathetic treatment from Beth. She was personally recommended to me, I see why now."

"Gave clear unbiased advice, was helpful, listened and never patronising."

"Beth made the whole process as easy as possible and offers continual support.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her."

"I feel the service offered achieves the perfect professional atmosphere whilst remaining approachable. At no time did I feel out of control nor was I made to feel either a nuisance or irrelevant. Thank you."

"I found Beth Woodward and her staff very helpful, understanding and they listened to me.  They made a very stressful time bearable." - January 2008, A satisfied matrimonial client.

"Overall personal of Beth was outstanding.  She was approachable, easy to talk to, very understanding and most important very honest about all stages and outcomes possible." - July 2008, D. A. Cooney

"I found Beth and her secretary very helpful understanding and very professional when dealing with me.  They made a traumatic time bearable." - July 2008, A satisfied matrimonial client.

"You were the only one that took me on to help my situation. You supported me although at times I showed anger with the legal system…. Having you support me kept me calm, when I could have lost my home…On the last hearing I saw a different you,  you were understanding… I must admit I was scared but yet comforted." A satisfied matrimonial client.