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New partner joins national private wealth team

A new partner has joined the expanding national private wealth team at Weightmans.

Michele Wightman joins as part of the firm’s strategy to grow the individuals segment and to further strengthen its national private wealth offering.

Formerly of Wilkin Chapman, where she was joint head of the tax, trusts and estates team, Michele has worked in the private wealth and elderly client fields since qualifying in 1994, and brings with her a huge wealth of knowledge and experience.

Emma Collins, partner and individuals lead, said:

“Michele’s appointment adds significant experience and expertise to our highly regarded national private wealth team and is an important part of the firm’s strategic ambition to have regional hubs of private client excellence across the UK.

“Michele’s ability to work collaboratively with the likes of our family, international and owner managed business teams enhances the firm’s capability to create bespoke solutions to our clients’ estate planning issues.”

Michele Wightman, partner, who will be based in the firm's Leeds' office, said:

“I am delighted to join Weightmans, a progressive and forward-thinking firm, which puts the needs of its clients front and centre. I’m looking forward to using my expertise and tapping into my network to grow and expand the firm’s national private wealth offering further.”