Farewell to Susan Woolford who retires this month

This month we bid a fond farewell to one of our most experienced legal professionals, Susan Woolford, who is retiring after almost four decades of service to the local community.

Susan began her life-long career with Wilkinson Woodward as an Assistant Cashier at the tender age of 21 back in March 1980. In 1983 she began her legal studies, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1988. Over the past three decades, Susan has been the cornerstone of our civil litigation team, handling landlord and tenant disputes, dept collection, bankruptcy, insolvency and contractual disputes.

During her career, Susan has maintained many longstanding professional relationships and has been a familiar face at the county courts in Halifax and Huddersfield, as well as representing clients in courts at Bradford, Skipton, Sheffield and Rotherham. Her many career highlights include a successful case at the Court of Appeal and she has emerged triumphant from numerous court cases concerning business to business contractual disputes.

Speaking of her legal career, Susan said,

“Since my early days as newly qualified legal executive, I’ve witnessed enormous change in the legal profession, not least the introduction of technology and changes to how people access legal services. What hasn’t changed is Wilkinson Woodward’s trusted name for legal services.  Although the firm has grown in recent years, it remains focused on providing the personal service for which it was known when I joined them almost four decades ago. I consider myself fortunate to have worked for one of Calderdale’s most established and respected legal practices.”

Susan’s reputation in handling disputes for businesses, landlords and tenants has been built over many years of successful cases. Over the years her expertise and wealth of experience has been greatly valued by businesses and individuals alike. Susan’s caseload will be taken over by James Hodgson and Nick Berry at our Halifax office.

Susan, who lives near Sowerby Bridge, plans to spend her retirement with friends and family. We wish her a long and happy retirement.




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