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Head of Family Care

Tony Wood

“I understand what a difficult time it is for families who find themselves involved in care proceedings and the importance of parents and children being properly represented when such important decisions are being made about the future of that family and whether or not children can remain in the care of their parents. I try my best to represent our clients at each and every hearing so as to provide continuity to the clients, so that the best outcome can be achieved for the client.”

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Tony leads the Specialist Legal Aid Team in our Newton Abbot office. Tony specialises in care proceedings where the represents children who are the subject of care proceedings, instructed by their Guardian, parents and grandparents and conducts almost all of his own advocacy.

Tony also deals with other aspects of family law with over 20 years' experience including divorce and separation and matrimonial finance together with representing parents in private law family disputes. Recently Tony has represented both children, parents and grandparents in cases where children have suffered serious injuries and where there has been extensive medical evidence obtained and where the Court have had to make Findings as to who was the perpetrator of those injuries.

Tony is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, and has been recognised in the 2023 Legal 500 directory as the leader of the Tier 3 ranked Family team and a "confident and persuasive advocate with a detailed knowledge of his cases."

He qualified as a solicitor in 1988.



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Solicitor accolades

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