The awards highlight outstanding firms across England and Wales, and champion exceptional individuals who go above and beyond the call in their profession.
With over 20 years of legal experience, Michelle is already recognised as a leading individual on contentious matters by independent legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. She has also been recommended in the Citywealth Leaders List in the 'Powerwomen' category, recognising those who promote female leadership in the private wealth sector, as well as ranking as "Outstanding in Field" for Contentious Probate within Spear's 500 - a list of the top private client advisors, wealth managers, and high net worth service providers in the UK. Michelle has also been twice shortlisted as ACTAPS's 'Contentious Probate Solicitor of the Year'.
To be shortlisted for this award stands as a testament to Michelle's years of commercial and strategic experience working with clients, leading our Private Client team and championing flexible working. Based across the firm's offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, the team comprises 47 specialists providing a full range of personal legal services including Wills, probate and estate administration, family law, and Michelle's particular expertise - contentious trust and probate.
"It is a honour to be shortlisted for The Law Society's 'Woman Lawyer of the Year' award. As the legal profession moves forward and more female solicitors are being recognised for professional excellence, I am proud to stand alongside all of the other candidates put forward for this award."
"At VWV, every one of our clients deserves to receive personal, sensitive, and compassionate legal advice and it has been a great pleasure to be recognised for providing such a service."
We look forward to the Excellence Awards ceremony on 17 October, where the winner will be announced.