Michelle Woodworth

Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Contact Me
+65 6622 0372
m.woodworth@quahewoo.com

After several years in private practice focusing on Family & Matrimonial Law, Michelle served as a District Judge of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore (now the Family Justice Courts) in the Family & Juvenile Justice Division before joining the Law Society of Singapore, as Director & Head, Representation & Law Reform.

She has returned to private practice with over 20 years of experience in Dispute Resolution. Michelle has a passion for the welfare of children. Her dedication to Family Law practice enables Michelle to assist husbands, wives and families to reconstruct their lives when relationships break down.

Among client commendations is “Michelle’s ability to very well understand the emotions running with all parties and manage the situation professionally without provoking or hurting the other party … essential for the wellbeing of the children involved in any divorce case, and to move on with co-parenting once the case is over”.

Appointments:

  • IMI Certified Mediator , International Mediation Institute (Profile can be viewed here) https://www.imimediation.org/member/michelle-woodworth/
  • SIMI Certified Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute
  • Senior Mediator, Law Society Mediation Scheme
  • Collaborative Family Practitioner, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Accredited Mediator, Matrimonial Mediation Scheme, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Accredited Mediator, Family Panel, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Volunteer Mediator, Family Justice Courts
  • Volunteer Mediator, Syariah Court of Singapore
  • Court-Appointed Child Representative, Family Justice Courts
  • Parenting Coordinator, Family Justice Courts
  • Co-Chairperson, the Law Society of Singapore’s Family Law Practice Committee
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Professional Conduct Council
  • Primary Justice Lawyer & Working Committee Member, Community Justice Centre
  • Consultant, Editorial Board for Family Law, Lexis Nexis
  • Member, Multi-Disciplinary Team, PAVE
  • Doyles Leading Family Lawyer 2017
  • Doyles Recommended Family Lawyer 2018

Contributions:

  • Member, Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System, 2018
  • Member, Selection Panel for Law Programmes, Singapore University of Social Sciences, since 2016
  • Member, Committee for Family Justice, Subcommittee on Profession,  2013
  • Working Group Member, Committee drafting the new Professional Conduct Rules under the Legal Profession Act, 2012 to 2013
  • Working Committee Member, Primary Justice Project , Community Justice Centre, since 2012
  • Tutor for the Preparatory Course Leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations in Family Law, since 2010
  • Participation in the Video Production of Child Court Proceedings, 2009
  • Volunteer at Family Law Legal Clinics
  • Moderator, Family Justice Practice Forum, 2 October 2018
  • Speaker, Litigation Conference, 2017
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Law and Practice in the UK and Singapore, 22 to 23 September 2016
  • Speaker, International Family Law Conference, The Future of Family Justice – International and Multi-Disciplinary Pathways, 29 to 30 September 2016
  • Moderator, Plenary Session, the Law Society’s Mediation Symposium, 20 May 2016
  • Speaker, Introduction to the International Child Abduction Act, the Law Society’s Family Law Practice Seminars Series 2, 14 May 2015
  • Speaker, the Law Society of Singapore’s Annual CPD Day, 2014
  • Speaker, Legal Practice Skills Development Seminar Series (Family Law) on “Divorce Proceedings in General”, Subordinate Courts, 18 May 2010
  • Member, Organising Committee, and Co-emcee at the Children & the Law Conference, jointly organised by LawAsia and the Law Society of Singapore, 21 to 23 May 2009
  • Speaker, the Law Society of Singapore’s Seminar on Cross Border Issues on Children: Parental Abduction and Parental Relocation, 6 November 2008
  • Author of chapter on custody, care and control and access of children in a book launched in May 2005 entitled “The Art of Family Lawyering”
  • Editor, 2nd edition of “The Art of Family Lawyering” launched in January 2013
  • Contributor, Special Edition of “The Art of Family Lawyering” launched in January 2019
  • Chairperson, Organising Committee, Family Conference 2018 and 2019

MORE ABOUT MICHELLE WOODWORTH

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

PRACTICE AREAS

Michelle Woodworth

Director

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

Contact Me
+65 6622 0372
m.woodworth@quahewoo.com

After several years in private practice focusing on Family & Matrimonial Law, Michelle served as a District Judge of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore (now the Family Justice Courts) in the Family & Juvenile Justice Division before joining the Law Society of Singapore, as Director & Head, Representation & Law Reform.

She has returned to private practice with over 20 years of experience in Dispute Resolution. Michelle has a passion for the welfare of children. Her dedication to Family Law practice enables Michelle to assist husbands, wives and families to reconstruct their lives when relationships break down.

Among client commendations is “Michelle’s ability to very well understand the emotions running with all parties and manage the situation professionally without provoking or hurting the other party … essential for the wellbeing of the children involved in any divorce case, and to move on with co-parenting once the case is over”.

Appointments:

  • IMI Certified Mediator , International Mediation Institute (Profile can be viewed here) https://www.imimediation.org/member/michelle-woodworth/
  • SIMI Certified Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute
  • Senior Mediator, Law Society Mediation Scheme
  • Collaborative Family Practitioner, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Accredited Mediator, Matrimonial Mediation Scheme, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Accredited Mediator, Family Panel, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Volunteer Mediator, Family Justice Courts
  • Volunteer Mediator, Syariah Court of Singapore
  • Court-Appointed Child Representative, Family Justice Courts
  • Parenting Coordinator, Family Justice Courts
  • Co-Chairperson, the Law Society of Singapore’s Family Law Practice Committee
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Professional Conduct Council
  • Primary Justice Lawyer & Working Committee Member, Community Justice Centre
  • Consultant, Editorial Board for Family Law, Lexis Nexis
  • Member, Multi-Disciplinary Team, PAVE
  • Doyles Leading Family Lawyer 2017
  • Doyles Recommended Family Lawyer 2018

Contributions:

  • Member, Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System, 2018
  • Member, Selection Panel for Law Programmes, Singapore University of Social Sciences, since 2016
  • Member, Committee for Family Justice, Subcommittee on Profession,  2013
  • Working Group Member, Committee drafting the new Professional Conduct Rules under the Legal Profession Act, 2012 to 2013
  • Working Committee Member, Primary Justice Project , Community Justice Centre, since 2012
  • Tutor for the Preparatory Course Leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations in Family Law, since 2010
  • Participation in the Video Production of Child Court Proceedings, 2009
  • Volunteer at Family Law Legal Clinics
  • Moderator, Family Justice Practice Forum, 2 October 2018
  • Speaker, Litigation Conference, 2017
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Law and Practice in the UK and Singapore, 22 to 23 September 2016
  • Speaker, International Family Law Conference, The Future of Family Justice – International and Multi-Disciplinary Pathways, 29 to 30 September 2016
  • Moderator, Plenary Session, the Law Society’s Mediation Symposium, 20 May 2016
  • Speaker, Introduction to the International Child Abduction Act, the Law Society’s Family Law Practice Seminars Series 2, 14 May 2015
  • Speaker, the Law Society of Singapore’s Annual CPD Day, 2014
  • Speaker, Legal Practice Skills Development Seminar Series (Family Law) on “Divorce Proceedings in General”, Subordinate Courts, 18 May 2010
  • Member, Organising Committee, and Co-emcee at the Children & the Law Conference, jointly organised by LawAsia and the Law Society of Singapore, 21 to 23 May 2009
  • Speaker, the Law Society of Singapore’s Seminar on Cross Border Issues on Children: Parental Abduction and Parental Relocation, 6 November 2008
  • Author of chapter on custody, care and control and access of children in a book launched in May 2005 entitled “The Art of Family Lawyering”
  • Editor, 2nd edition of “The Art of Family Lawyering” launched in January 2013
  • Contributor, Special Edition of “The Art of Family Lawyering” launched in January 2019
  • Chairperson, Organising Committee, Family Conference 2018 and 2019

MORE ABOUT MICHELLE WOODWORTH

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

PRACTICE AREAS