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Weightmans LLP

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Carole Atkinson

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Weightmans LLP

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Family and private client.


Leads a large team of experienced lawyers specialising in all aspects of family law, as well as tax, trusts, wills and probate. Considerable expertise in dealing with high-value and complex financial relief work. Clients include nationally well-recognised figures and many high-net-worth individuals. Frequently receives instructions and referrals from fellow legal professionals and recommendations from former clients. Carole was named as Professional Services Woman of the Year at The Forward Ladies’ Women in Business Awards 2012.


Joined Mace & Jones 1979; appointed partner 1981; (merged with Weightmans May 2011); appointed deputy district judge 2001; has lectured and written extensively on family law matters; trained SFLA mentor and collaborative lawyer.




Nottingham University; Chester College of Law.

North West: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Carole Atkinson - Weightmans LLP

Within: Family

Weightmans LLP   has a ‘strong, reliable and intelligent team that looks to achieve the right result for the client’. Under the leadership of Carole Atkinson the team ‘continues to attract really good and high-value work’. Fiona Davidson  is ‘always very well prepared, very experienced and quickly grasps the key issues’. The ‘very sensible’ Emma Collins  is also ‘very able’. Associate Rachel Lim  is ‘conscientious and is always meticulously prepared’ and solicitor Matthew Taylor  is ‘excellent and thinks through cases very carefully to make very sound tactical decisions’. The group acts for high-net-worth individuals from the region and beyond and has particular expertise in pre- and post-nuptial agreements, the treatment of inherited wealth and offshore trusts. Other key specialisms include advising on cohabitation issues.

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