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Freeths LLP

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Judith Speed

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Freeths LLP

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Family.   Deals with all type of matrimonial cases including those that may have an international or trust element. 


Partner specialising in family law, including prenuptial ,post nuptial and cohabitation agreements, divorce, separation, property and maintenance issues and cohabitee disputes; particular specialism is in dealing with financial cases which involve substantial assets , including property and pensions and advising clients who have owner/managed businesses; also advising and dealing with court proceedings in relation to child arrangements, including parental responsibility and financial provision  .  She appears in court and conducts her own advocacy on a regular basis.


Articled Edward Hands & Lewis; qualified 1982; worked in two smaller firms within the City of Nottingham ; partner Freeths LLP 1988 to date  


Resolution member

Collaborative lawyer

Arbitrator and member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Helsby Grammar School, Cheshire; Leicester University (1979 LLB (Hons) 2(1)); Chester College of Law.


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East Midlands: Private client


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Judith Speed - Freeths LLP

Within: Family

Freeths LLP is especially active in divorce matters and cases involving complex financial issues, international assets, or trusts. Childcare arrangement applications and, more recently, pre-nuptial agreements for high-net-worth individuals are other active areas for the practice, which is headed by Judith Speed, who is ‘a highly experienced, well-regarded financial remedy practitioner’, ‘incredibly competent and a pleasure to deal with’. Speed’s track record includes acting in a dispute arising from a corporate restructuring of multiple companies owned by a family, with the allocation of assets as the main point of contention.

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