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.

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