Michelle qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and joined Weightmans as a Partner in February 2008.
Having specialised in defending claims against professionals, primarily solicitors, for many years, Michelle is now responsible for Weightmans' Compli service and advises law firms on all aspects of regulation, compliance, and claims and complaints handling. She is a well-known speaker on the legal circuit and has had a number of articles published in relevant legal media. She is a consultant for the Law Society's Risk and Compliance service, a committee member of and contributor to the Legal Compliance Bulletin and is the author of The COLP's Toolkit, published by The Law Society and co-author of The Good Risk Law Firm, published by the Solicitors Journal. She is also a council member of Manchester Law Society and chair of its regulatory affairs committee and COLP and COFA Forum.
The report summarises the findings of the SRA thematic review of anti money laundering compliance in law firms, conducted between October 2014 and…
Michelle Garlick, Head of Compli Friday, March 11, 2016
A study conducted on the role of COLPs found that they appeared to be really nervous about the consequences for them if the firm was found not to be…
According to recent research, many lawyers are not yet prepared for retirement and 55% expect to continue working beyond the age of 65.