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 1992.
Maureen achieved her notarial qualification from Cambridge University in 2007 and, over the past decade, has built up a busy and highly regarded Notary practice. From couples wanting to marry abroad to substantial PLCs that trade internationally, Maureen’s Notary work is in high demand with private and corporate clients from Calderdale, Kirklees and further afield.
Maureen became our Managing Partner in 2007 and, over the past decade, she has guided our fiercely independent legal practice as we continue to evolve, expand and respond to the changing nature of legal services. Maureen oversaw the opening of our branches in Huddersfield and, more recently, in 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 grown up son.
Maureen and her secretary were such lovely people to deal with. very kind and knowledgeable.
Maureen Cawthorn was an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Because Maureen was so lovely, I have already recommended the Wilkinson Woodward to a colleague.
Maureen and James treated my case with the utmost integrity, 100% professional at all times and made me feel very comfortable.
Maureen, you (and others) have been fantastic. With each appointment our confidence in Wilkinson Woodward has grown. We have always left feeling a lot better than when we arrived.