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Susan Harwood

Divorce & family lawyer Helston, Nr Truro

Susan Harwood - Divorce & Family Lawyer Cornwall
I can help with:
Divorce and separation
Getting a fair financial settlement
Seeing your children after you split
Legal arrangements before you marry or live together
Expert in expat divorce cases

Sue is a divorce and family lawyer with Woolley & Co, predominantly based in Cornwall, but managing cases across the south west and also working in London. Further afield, she has clients from Canada to Australia, the Far East, Dubai, the Americas and Europe. She has expertise in all aspects of matrimonial and family law and specialises in the financial implications of family breakdown.

Sue is one of only three family lawyers in Cornwall ranked for family law in Chambers & Partners 2020 where they comment: “not only a technically experienced practitioner, but also one who has the best interest of her client at heart at all times.” In Legal 500 2020 Sue is once again listed as a Recommended Lawyer for Family Law in the South West.

Having personal connections with the Royal Navy, a good proportion of Sue’s work is referred through existing clients in the Armed Forces.

“I have comprehensive experience in resolving financial disputes between divorcing or separating parties, I am often able to negotiate a successful outcome for my client without the need of court proceedings, which ensures a quicker more amicable settlement and with more certainty for the client as to the overall costs.

That’s why I’m a member of Resolution, which binds me to codes of practice that ensure quick and effective resolutions. This minimises the negative impact that disputes often have on the parties.

Clients often say they feel so much better having spoken with me, particularly if they have suffered frustrating delays with other firms. My cases are handled with the utmost priority to ensure a resolution as quickly as possible, relieving clients of the burden and worry of their current situation. 

I’m very proactive and understand the importance of being available for my clients and other third parties involved in a case. I am always contactable and flexible with my time, often available for evening appointments where this is necessary.”

Sue qualified as a Legal Executive in June 2004 and joined Woolley & Co in September 2008 from a firm in Truro.

Susan’s clients tend to come from the following areas

  • Avon
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Isle of Wight
  • London
  • Somerset
  • South Wales