Samantha Woodham

Samantha Woodham is a family law barrister considered a leader in her field in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Spears and the Tatler HNW Guide. Along with fellow barrister Harry Gates, she co-founded The Divorce Surgery, the first service in the UK to enable separating couples to share one family lawyer ( She is a contributor to BBC news on family law, regularly writes about de-stigmatising divorce, was shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in Law Awards 2020, won Champion of the Year in the Citywealth Powerwomen of the Year Awards 2021, and was one of 40 women awarded the Government’s Innovate UK Women in Innovation Award in April 2021. Samantha and Harry have now written a book about how couples can divorce well, called ‘The Divorce Surgery: The Art of Untying the Knot’, published by Harper Collins in April 2022. It is an accessible blueprint for separating well, but also provokes a wider conversation around why we, as a society, treat divorce as a failure, and why that has to change.



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