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Weightmans welcomes family law expert to head up Leeds offering

Louise Walker

National law firm Weightmans continues to expand its private client presence in the UK with the appointment of a family law expert and launch of a new team to provide family law services across Yorkshire.

 Louise Walker joins the firm as Consultant and heads up the newly launched family team in the firm’s Leeds office, based at Westgate Point in the city. 

After training in London and setting up a family law department in Hertfordshire by her mid-twenties, Louise went on to work at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds where she launched and developed a family law team which grew from strength to strength under her ten years there as Partner and Head of Family Law Leeds. 

Louise was also a Partner at Jones Myers, where she continued work with high net worth individuals and business owners. 

A true specialist in family law, Louise has over 25 years’ experience in the field, with a particular specialism in the negotiation of the financial aspects of relationship breakdown, handling matters relating to businesses, on and off shore trusts, pensions and other assets. She advises and negotiates on divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements and other family law issues. 

She works with individuals from all backgrounds but has particular experience with the needs of individuals in the professional, business, healthcare and retail industries. At Weightmans, Louise will advise any Private Clients with family law and relationship breakdown requirements as well as those sitting within the firm’s Owner Managed Business segment. 

Louise said: “Weightmans is a business with a commercial approach and a constant focus on the client and their requirements and it is great to be working at a firm that fits my ethos and ambition so closely. 

“I look forward to developing the team here and welcoming clients to our Leeds base for all of their private family matters.” 

Head of Private Client and Partner Carole Atkinson said: “This is a fantastic development both for our Leeds offering and the wider national family and private client teams. Louise is a very well-respected lawyer with a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are delighted to bring these expert family law services to our clients in the Yorkshire area.”

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