CJCH Executive Team


At CJCH Solicitors we are committed to delivering impeccable client services and focusing on developing our people from within. We are a Firm who strive to contribute to the communities we operate in, utilising our global experience with local values. Our leadership team live these values and are focused on creating an environment which fosters innovation and service excellence.

CJCH Legal Partnership

Jodi Winter

Managing Partner Jodi is the Managing Partner and Head of the Department for Family and Children Law at CJCH. In addition to being an executive board member of the CJCH Group, she advises and represents both individual and corporate clients and with over 20 years of experience, she specialises in a number of areas including Family Law, Public Sector, and Mental Health Law.

Tim Hartland

Senior Partner Tim is a Senior Partner and Compliance Officer at CJCH Solicitors, specialising in Criminal Law and having experience in Conveyancing. Having qualified as a solicitor in 1986, Tim has over 35 years of experience in managing complex legal matters on behalf of his clients and is a founding member of the Firm. Tim also advises on Software Piracy matters and IP Crime.

Max Wootton

Senior Partner Max is a Senior Partner at CJCH and partner in charge of the Private Client and Commercial Law departments. He specialises in Employment Law as well as Debt Recovery and Civil Litigation, advising and representing both individual and corporate clients.

Group & Operational Management

Wayne Devine

Group CEO Wayne Devine is the ex-CEO of Masco UK Windows Group with 28 years of experience at the helm, a part of the global manufacturing conglomerate, Masco Corporation. Wayne now focuses his attention on strategic business opportunities as a private investor and entrepreneur, growing start-ups and providing business transformation support to existing businesses. Wayne has brought this experience to the CJCH Board as Group CEO.

Gareth Phillips

Group Financial Controller Gareth joined CJCH in December 2020 and is the Group Financial Controller.  Gareth has a broad financial background having formerly worked for companies in both the Marketing and Health & Safety industries.  Gareth plays a key role in ensuring that CJCH Solicitors remain compliant with financial regulations and the SRA.  He also provides valuable performance analysis across the group and is often involved in strategic decisions.

Angie Gurdon

Legal Operations Manager Angie joined CJCH Solicitors in 2023 and is responsible for the firm's operations. She has a wealth of operational management experience from her time working in the legal, financial and hospitality sectors.