Senior Partner: David Lewis
Managing Partner: John Schorah
Total staff: 1300
UK Offices: Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester
Built Environment: Karl Jackson
Corporates: Tim Lang
Insurance: Rob Williams
OMBs: Paul Raftery
Private Client: Carole Atkinson
Public Bodies: Martin Forshaw
THE FIRM Weightmans is an award-winning UK law firm, employing more than 1,300 people. The firm has grown rapidly because of its focus on two key aspects of its business: its clients and its people. Weightmans’ people are determined to achieve the best result for their clients. The firm monitors results to provide value that can be measured — ensuring clients come back time and time again and that it is their preferred choice of legal service provider. As such the firm recognises the importance of its people enjoying what they do. That’s why it is committed to creating a friendly and inspiring working environment.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm’s practice is structured into six key segments: built environment, corporates, insurance, owner managed businesses (OMB), private client and public bodies.
■ A formidable reputation and heritage in insurance in which it is a leading national player
■ A substantial and diverse range of commercial services for public sector bodies, large institutions, owner-managed businesses and plcs
■ An impressive reputation in the public sector market, acting for many local, police and fire authorities and a range of NHS trusts
■ A full family and private client service, including wills, tax, probate and residential conveyancing
■ Weightmans is a national firm with international reach, with an extensive informal network of law firms in most foreign jurisdictions courtesy of its membership of Insurance Law Global (ILG) and Legalink
CLIENTS The firm’s clients include insurance companies, public sector organisations, UK plcs, multinational companies, education establishments, private individuals, SMEs and owner managed businesses.