Care Proceedings Specialist appointed Director at Huddersfield law firm

Huddersfield law firm Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co has announced the promotion of Children and Care Proceedings specialist Shelley McLachlan to Director.

Shelley McLachlan joined the firm in 2014 after completing her law degree

Shelley joined Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co in 2014 after achieving a First-Class Law Degree followed by a Master’s in Law and Practice. In 2016 Ms McLachlan qualified as a solicitor and in 2019 she was appointed as a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, whose members are qualified to represent children within private family law and care proceedings.

Ms McLachlan is a familiar face in the courts in Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, providing representation in cases where the local authority is involved in family life, including care proceedings and adoption, as well as representing children in private family law proceedings.
Born and bred in Huddersfield, Shelley is a member of Huddersfield Law Society and she is based at Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co’s offices in Queen Street, Huddersfield.

Commenting on her appointment, she said, “Wilkinson Woodward is a highly trusted legal practice which has been trading in the area for 130 years. I am looking forward to joining my fellow directors in developing our plans for the future.”

Announcing the news, Wilkinson Woodward’s Managing Director Maureen Cawthorn said, “Shelley’s experience and skills as a lawyer are an important asset to us and we are delighted that she will continue to play an important role in our ongoing plans to expand in Kirklees and Calderdale.”

From their offices in Huddersfield, Halifax and Brighouse, Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe and Co provide a full range of legal services including conveyancing, employment law, personal injury, commercial law, wills and probate, criminal representation, care proceedings, family law and family mediation. For more information contact the Huddersfield office on 01484 483 800 or visit

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