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Carole Atkinson



Carole is a partner in the Private Client team at Weightmans. Recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, she has practised as a family lawyer for over 35 years and was appointed as Deputy District Judge in 2001.

Carole has acted for many high profile individuals with significant assets. She has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving onshore and offshore trusts as well as complex corporate and tax issues in cases where the assets are worth many millions. She has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with relationship breakdowns involving family businesses and also those involving complex pension issues.

She also has considerable experience in drafting prenuptial agreements, particularly those involving cross-border issues.

She is highly regarded for her exceptional client care skills and her pragmatic approach to family dispute resolution and is consistently recommended and recognised in Legal Directories: Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a leader in her field. She has been described as a family lawyer who "makes the so-called 'magic circle' firms look ordinary." Her clients have included household names and celebrities as well as fellow professionals. Many of her clients are recommended to her by QCs and other lawyers and professionals.

She regularly lectures and writes articles on topical family law issues and has appeared on radio and television to discuss and to advise on family law issues and recent developments. Her approach to family law is a sensitive yet proactive approach to dispute resolution with the aim of achieving a successful outcome for each client in a cost-effective manner.

Carole is an active member of Resolution, a trained collaborative lawyer and trained Resolution mentor.

Carole is recognised as a "Top Recommended" family lawyer for high-net-worth individuals in The Spear’s Family Law Index 2024.

Carole is part of the winning team named Family Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards, and Highly Commended at the British Family Awards 2024.

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