Frances M. Wood is a partner of Wood Gold LLP and practices Family Law, Civil Litigation and Appeals.
Frances obtained her law degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a further degree at the University of New Brunswick. She was called to the Bar in 1998. Frances sits as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court and as a Dispute Resolution Officer in the Region of Peel. She is a former President of the Peel Law Association, former Executive of the County and District Law Presidents Association and past Chair of LibraryCo. She is a past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and currently is the OBA’s Central West Director. She also sits on the Board of Luke’s Place. Frances regularly speaks at education events for other lawyers.
Frances has a wealth of experience representing clients in the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal. Her strong reputation as a litigator has caused her to be sought after for trials and appeals. Frances also offers mediation and applies a settlement oriented, child-focused approach to Family Law cases.
By entering into partnership, Frances Wood and Jennifer Gold, sought to create an alternative to the traditional law firm and thereby achieve work-life balance and a diverse workplace. Their efforts were noted by Carol Goar in her article for the Toronto Star entitled, “Women Create Family-Friendly Law Practice”. (add link to article)
When Frances is not pursuing her legal interests and managing a diverse law firm, she is a proud parent of two wonderful children and a keen, if unskilled, quilter.