Weightmans welcomes international family lawyer
National law firm Weightmans has recently appointed specialist family lawyer Kirsty Leedam to the position of Principal Associate.
Kirsty is based in the North West but her expertise is in demand both across the UK and overseas. With a strong experience in all aspects of family law, she has a particular expertise in family cases involving an international element.
Joining Weightmans from Shoosmiths where she was a Senior Associate, Kirsty also worked as an Attorney overseas in the Cayman Islands for a number of years and has a particular insight into the dynamics of expatriate families and offshore arrangements. She deals with complex children cases and high value financial matters and is a member of Resolution, Reunite and the Child Abduction Lawyers Association. She advises a broad range of clients with a portfolio of leading individuals within offshore law firms, global investment banks, corporate services, world leading medical practitioners and multinational professional services networks.
On joining Weightmans, she said:
“I am delighted to have joined Weightmans; it is a progressive firm with a family team that places their clients at the centre of their services. I look forward to using my expertise to enhance the dynamics of the team further, offering insight and assistance in areas such as child abduction, international family law and surrogacy.”
Emma Collins, Family Partner and Head of Weightmans’ Services for Individuals said:
“We are becoming an increasingly globalised society so it’s important that we are able to provide the most up to date advice on international as well as domestic affairs to our clients. Kirsty is committed to providing tailored solutions, considering alternative strategies, and is renowned for her ability to devise solutions to complex family disputes. She is a welcome addition to our team.”