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Fiona Wood Practice Group Leader, Family Law

Experience Profile

Fiona is a Senior Family Law Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester and London.

She specialises in divorce, financial settlements, children issues on separation, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and civil partnership disputes.

She has significant experience of complex financial settlements, particularly those with complicated business structures and relationship breakdowns involving assets abroad.

Fiona is also experienced in schedule one cases where unmarried parents can make significant financial claims on behalf of their child.

As an expert, she is often called on to lecture on family law. She has also written, or been interviewed for, numerous articles in the legal, local and national press.


Commendations from Independent Legal Directories

  • The Legal 500, 2016: Fiona has a "calm and sensible" approach.
  • The Legal 500: Fiona is noted for her "pragmatic advice, robust responses to the other side, and good overall case management", she “exudes confidence and calmness” and provides “expert guidance”.

Career History

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 1999 – 2013 Pannone Solicitors
  • 1997 – 1999 Jones Myers Solicitors
  • 1995 – 1997 Livingstons Solicitors
  • College of Law Chester
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Resolution, the national family law association. She is a Resolution Accredited specialist in Advanced Financial Provision.


Recent Testimonials for Fiona Wood

“Fiona combines commercial awareness with a real understanding of company/business asset valuations. She is thorough, detailed and committed to obtaining the best possible result whilst exuding integrity and intelligence and being calm under pressure. Your team is undoubtedly the Rolls Royce of matrimonial finance teams dedicated in client care. ”

Mr Sellers, Manchester, June 2015

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