Profile: Elizabeth Hodder
I am a Solicitor, first and foremost. I am also a Collaborative Lawyer, a Partner and Head of the Family Law Department at Gross & Co. When I joined the firm in August 2001, I became the first woman partner in the firm’s history.
Why do clients instruct me?
When a relationship breaks down, it is natural to seek advice on how best to protect one’s interests, be they in relation to children of the relationship, or money issues. These are such fundamentally important issues that clients must have confidence in their Solicitor, and to feel their interests (and their future, more particularly), is in safe hands. My former clients are my most valuable source of new clients, and their recommendations are the reason why future clients instruct me. I am also regularly recommended by the former wives/husbands of my past clients, which to me is welcome indeed.
Who do I act for?
Clients from all walks of life including:-
- Doctors, Dentists, Vets, Solicitors, Bankers, Accountants, Teachers, Farmers, Police Officers, Prison Officers, Grandparents, Members (serving and retired) of HM Forces, Financial Advisors, Small Business Owners.
Where does my work come from?
Throughout England and abroad. I act for a large number of expatriates whose domicile may or may not be in the UK, but who have issues which need to be resolved in the English Courts.
What do I specialise in?
Financial settlements arising out of divorce/separation.
Living Together Agreements
Contact/Residence of children of a relationship.
Financial disputes between unmarried couples.
Cases involving a foreign or international element with assets in the UK or abroad.
Click here to read a selection of articles I have written for the Gross & Co. Newsletter covering a wide range of issues on Family Law.
Click here to read articles recently published by external organisations.
I offer all new clients a free 20-minute assessment appointment at our office in Bury St. Edmunds (or over the telephone by arrangement).
I have practised as a Solicitor in Bury St. Edmunds since I qualified in 1984.
In the past, I have acted as Trustee to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Relate (formerly West Suffolk Marriage Guidance) and I have been the director of Women’s Aid, a support group for women suffering from domestic violence.
In my (scant) spare time, I enjoy many sports and activities including cycling, tennis, gym, walking, and my allotment.
I am a Trustee of Meningioma UK, a registered charity providing support and information for persons with a rare form of brain tumour.
I am also a member of Rotary (Abbey) Bury St Edmunds.
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“I can’t thank you enough ….you made me so comfortable, and relaxed over a stressful matter.”