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Jodie Cudworth

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Jodie acts in all Public and Private law Children Act matters and Family Law Act applications. She predominantly acts on behalf of children and vulnerable parents with a complex range of issues including poor mental health, substance misuse issues and learning difficulties. She is a robust advocate with an excellent knowledge of the law and procedure, who is able to put clients at ease quickly with her approachable manner and straightforward advice.

Jodie has represented parents and children in proceedings concerning serious domestic abuse, sexual abuse and parental alienation. More recently, Jodie has appeared in the High Court where there are applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and where there are International issues in respect of Recognition and Enforceability of Orders.

Lay and professional clients are often impressed by Jodie’s direct approach to advising clients and her forensic analysis skills.

In private law matters, Jodie has excellent negotiation skills and is often able to settle cases in highly contentious disputes between parents, achieving good outcomes for children of separated parents.

Jodie undertakes pro bono work through Advocate and is happy to accept instructions on a direct access basis.

Outside of the Bar, Jodie enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Yoga and Cooking.



Qualifications, Associations



  • Family Law Bar Association (Social Secretary)
  • LL. B (Hons): University of Sussex, 2010
  • LL. M: University of Sussex, 2011
  • BPTC: University of Law, 2013
  • Volunteer for Advocate
Called 2014

Practice Areas: Family

Email: jcudworth@westgate-chambers.co.uk

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