President of Manchester Law Society
Michelle is the current President of Manchester Law Society, having previously been Vice President from 2017 to 2018.
Michelle qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and is a partner at Weightmans LLP.
Having specialised in defending claims against professionals, primarily solicitors, for many years, Michelle is now responsible for Weightmans' Compli service and advises the legal sector on all aspects of regulation, compliance, and claims and complaints handling. She is a well-known speaker on the legal circuit and has had a number of articles published in relevant legal media.
She is a consultant for the Law Society's Risk and Compliance service, a committee member of and contributor to the Legal Compliance Bulletin and is the author of The COLP's Toolkit, published by The Law Society and co-author of The Good Risk Law Firm, published by the Solicitors Journal.
Michelle has been a council member of Manchester Law Society for 6 years and in addition to her President’s role, also chairs its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum
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