Harriet Woodman

Solicitor, Family Law

t. 01225 369001


About Harriet

Harriet graduated from university in 2012 with a degree in law and went on to graduate from the LPC with commendation in 2013. Harriet joined the Family Department as a Paralegal in 2014. In October 2017, Harriet became a fully qualified solicitor.

Harriet specialises in acting for parents in the ‘pre-proceedings’ process where parents have received a ‘Letter before Proceedings’ from social services. She attends these meetings and advises parents on how to avoid going to court. Harriet also represents parents in Care Proceedings and has experience of working with people from all backgrounds, including those with learning disabilities. Clients often comment on Harriet's friendly and approachable manner, and the high level of support she provides at an emotional time.

The Family team were recognised in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500, the UK's leading guide to law. They said:

Mowbray Woodwards Solicitors is a well-respected Bath-based firm which fields a number of ‘solid, capable and hardworking family law specialists’. 

The team have also made their debut in the well respected Chambers & Partners Guide this year, ranking alongside an impressive list of South West based firms. Researchers said the team's service is "very effecient and responsive" and rates the team as "excellent in all areas."


In her free time Harriet enjoys baking, reading and running.

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Law
  • Pre-Proceedings
  • Care Proceedings

"I really enjoy working on childcare cases. I find the work very interesting and enjoy the fast paced nature of care work. I am looking forward to qualifying as a solicitor and hopefully specialising in family law on qualification."

Harriet Woodman