Maureen Cawthorn marks 30 years at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors

Congratulations to our Managing Director Maureen Cawthorn who marks thirty years’ service at Wilkinson Woodward this month.

After studying at Manchester University and the College of Law at Chester, Maureen qualified as a Solicitor in 1989, specialising in litigation and employment law.

Following short spells at legal practices in Manchester and Leeds, Maureen joined the Litigation department at Wilkinson Woodward in April 1992.

In 2007 Maureen achieved her notarial qualification from Cambridge University. Maureen is one of just a handful of Notary Publics in Calderdale and, over the past fifteen years, she has built up a busy and highly regarded Notary practice. From couples wanting to marry abroad to substantial PLCs trading internationally, Maureen’s Notary work is in high demand with both private and corporate clients from Calderdale, Kirklees and further afield.

Towards the end of 2007 Maureen became our Managing Partner; since then, she has guided our independent legal practice through continuous growth and evolution, responding to our growing client base and the changing nature of legal services with equal dexterity. In the past decade, Maureen has overseen two mergers; the first in 2012 with Huddersfield legal practice Norcliffe and Co and the second, in 2013, with Bearders Solicitors of Brighouse.

Today Maureen divides her time between her management responsibilities and a substantial caseload of notary, employment and litigation work. Maureen is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Notary Society.

Outside work, Maureen is a Trustee of The Next Step Trust, a Halifax-based charity for young adults with complex needs, where her legal expertise and management experience are called upon to further the work of this important local charity. A keen theatre goer, Maureen lives in Halifax with her husband and son. 



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