Michelle qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and joined Weightmans as a Partner in February 2008.

Having specialised in defending claims against professionals, primarily solicitors, for many years, Michelle is now responsible for Weightmans' Compli service and advises law firms 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. She is also a council member of Manchester Law Society and chair of its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum.

Published articles

Insights Regulatory update - December 2018

Welcome to the final regulatory update for 2018. Where has the year gone?! This will actually be the last update I will write for a year as I am very…

Insights Regulatory update - November 2018

I hope those of you who have been able to get away over the half-term break have had a good time? So far this year, flights to/from my three holiday…

Insights Regulatory update - October 2018

I have been busy over the past month speaking at a number of conferences on topics including GDPR, the SRA Handbook changes and the COLP’s role…

Insights Regulatory update - September 2018

In spite of holiday season, August was a busy month at SRA HQ so here is a round-up of things you may have missed whilst away.

Insights Regulatory update - August 2018

So the World Cup is over (well done England and Gareth Southgate for bringing some well needed 'feel-good factor' (and stress during the penalty…

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