Weightmans lawyer elected President of Manchester Law Society

Michelle Garlick, who served as Vice President for the Manchester Law Society for the last year, has been elected by members to assume the role of…

Michelle Garlick, who served as Vice President for the Manchester Law Society for the last year, has been elected by members to assume the role of President for 2019.

Michelle is Partner and Head of Compli at Weightmans, advising and representing the law firms on risk management and regulatory compliance. She is considered an industry leading authority on regulatory and compliance issues in the legal sector and is a well-known speaker on the legal circuit.

She has been involved with the Manchester Law Society for a number of years, having been a council member for six and current chair of its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum.

As President for Manchester Law Society, Michelle will represent the interests of the Manchester legal profession across the region and give the thousands of lawyers across the city a national voice.

Michelle said:

“I am delighted to become President of Manchester Law Society especially in the centenary year since women were first able to practise as lawyers.
“2019 will bring with it some very important changes to the legal industry, particularly for solicitors, with a new code of conduct and the introduction of regulations which will change the way legal services can be delivered. I am looking forward to working with members to ensure we are in the best possible position to embrace these changes and the opportunities and challenges they may bring.
“As a Mancunian myself, I am a passionate advocate for the Manchester legal industry and I am honoured to have been chosen to represent and support my peers and colleagues across the region.”

Fran Eccles-Bech, Chief Executive at Manchester Law Society said:

“Michelle is an exceptional legal mind who has worked tirelessly in her support of the Manchester Law Society over the years and we are delighted to recognise her continued commitment to the industry with her election to President.”

 

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