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Andrea Cohen

Legal Director


Andrea joined Weightmans as a Consultant in March 2018 to work in Compli, Weightmans' bespoke regulatory consultancy service for the legal sector, advising on all aspects of regulation, compliance, risk management, discipline, claims and complaints handling. Andrea also delivers training on a wide range of areas, most recently doing a country wide ‘tour’ on the SRA Standards and Regulations.

Andrea qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and specialised in bringing professional negligence claims against professionals, including solicitors, accountants, surveyors etc. In 2006, Andrea moved into the management team of a Top 100 law firm, developing a niche expertise in risk and compliance. Following five years as Consultant in her own risk and compliance business, and Head of Risk and Compliance and Training Principal at a law firm, she moved to Weightmans, where she continues to advise clients on a range of issues from setting up new law firms, retainers, policies and procedures, AML obligations and concerns, to disciplinary investigations.

One client wrote to our managing partner to say ‘Andrea has a professional, engaging manner and she provided high quality advice and documents backed up by an understanding of what the regulator would require… she has been an outstanding support to my business and I shall not hesitate to work with her again.’

Andrea is a founder member and Chief Executive of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA), member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Professional Negligence and member of the Manchester Law Society regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum.

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