Bridget Garrood - About Me

Bridget Garrood
Consultant Solicitor -High Net Worth Divorce and LGBT+ Specialist Rate per hour £280 + VAT

Bridget is a  Consultant Solicitor and Collaborative Family Lawyer.

Bridget is a specialist in complex divorce and cohabitation cases and LGBT+ family law. Bridget is a for Chair of the Devon Region of Resolution and is a current committee member for The Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division. Bridget is well liked and highly respected among  her peers and regularly acts for clients from London and the Home Counties as well as the South West.

Bridget qualified as a solicitor in 1994 after spending several years working for Citizens Advice as a debt counselor and welfare rights officer

Bridget joined us in 2020 from Exeter solicitors – Cartridges Law – where she was a partner at for 20 years. In 2001, Bridget was one of the first solicitors to be accredited by Resolution as a Specialist Family Lawyer with expertise in Pensions on Divorce,  and in Cohabitation.

Among her career highlights, Bridget lists her work for her LGBT+ clients, including her niche legal expertise working with trans and non-binary clients, plus her contribution to the Civil Partnership Act of 2004 as part of a working party of the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association (LAGLA).

In 2019 Bridget was honoured to join the UK and Ireland LGBT+ Family Law Institute, part of a global network of leading family lawyers who are often at the cutting edge of LGBT+ family law issues including fertility, children law, matrimonial law, finances and gender identity. As a volunteer committee member for The Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division, Bridget is a regular contributor to their blogs and podcasts; a regional representative and speaker on LGBT+ aspects of diversity and inclusion for the legal profession throughout the South West and Midlands Region. As a staunch trans ally, Bridget currently leads their project team for trans and non-binary inclusion, for the benefit of lawyers and clients.

In 2020 Bridget successfully completed a diploma in  Family Law Supervision through the FLiP Faculty. This  supports  effective care of family law clients  by  building and maintaining resilience in their professional roles, for Judges, lawyers and other key workers within the Family Justice system.