Judith Fordham

Call 1991

"Judith is a fighter when needed to be and eminently practical. If settlement can be achieved even after hard negotiations, she is the barrister to have in your camp, as clients are impressed and her advocacy is well-prepared and tactical."

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Judith practises exclusively in matrimonial finance and is head of the Family Department at Exchange Chambers. She specialises in matrimonial finance, dealing with cases of high value and with complex assets involving forensic issues.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Financial remedy in divorce
  • Schedule 1 Children Act 1989
  • Civil partnership disputes
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims
  • Professional negligence in family law
  • ADR.

Her experience covers almost any area of employment or self-employment or corporate activity of her clients including farming, restaurant groups, manufacturing companies, agencies, the legal profession, the medical profession, architects, property developers etc.

She has established relationships with forensic accountants, tax experts and agricultural experts.

Judith is recognised for her understanding of financial complexities and how to navigate her clients through what are often stressful times. Her instructing solicitors highly commend for for being an advocate who has an in-depth understanding of family law and who will fight hard to ensure the best outcome.