Frances Woods

Partner, Litigation

 Fran is a Partner in the Litigation Department.

She obtained Law Degree with Honours from the University of Wolverhampton and qualified as a Solicitor in June 2009.

Fran specialises in civil litigation, including commercial and contractual disputes, individual disputes (including those relating to money and land), Landlord and Tenant disputes, contested Will and Inheritance Disputes and employment issues including unfair dismissal, settlement and compromise agreements.   Her experience covers claims in  both the High Court and County Court.

She is a Registered Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist and a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. (A.C.T.A.P.S.)

High Court Judgment
Poole v Everall and one other [2016] EWHC 2126 (Ch)


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    • Posted on March 29, 2018
      There are good and bad in both tenants and landlords. Tenants may pay their rent on time and look after the place they call home, or they may not. Landlords may observe their obligations to their tenants, including the requirement to keep the rented property in good repair, or they may not. However, failure of landlords to observe their duties to their tenants carries a far greater potential penalty than that for tenants and the law is very much weighted in a tenant’s favour to ensure that tenants are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous landlords
    • Posted on January 23, 2018
      There are a number of common misunderstandings about Wills and the rules surrounding them. Many adults have not yet made a Will either through fear it means that they will die or that it doesn’t really matter as you trust your loved ones to “do the right thing”. However, if you have not made a Will, it may be the case that your loved ones, even if honourable enough to “do the right thing”, will not be the ones who are able to make those decisions.
    • Posted on February 28, 2017
    • Posted on September 13, 2016
      No one likes to be in debt and many people find the concept frightening but a side effect of life in the 21st Century is that there is a constant drain on finances: whether it is in running a business or keeping a home.
    • Posted on August 23, 2016
      Friday 19th August 2016, with much relief to Darren and Sean Poole, two clients of QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright, marked the end of a legal battle which spanned a little over 3 years.
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