Michelle is a specialist divorce and family lawyer based in Melbourne near Derby. Over the last twenty years working in the East Midlands and Staffordshire she has built an excellent reputation acting for people from all walks of life – from homebuilders and homemakers, to farmers, politicians, business owners and CEOs.
Michelle is named as a Recommended Lawyer for Family Law in Legal 500 2020 and is also a Ranked Lawyer in Chambers and Partners where one client enthused to researchers: “She demonstrated a depth of knowledge in her field that only experience and an unwavering passion for her profession can bring. She remained efficient, professional and pragmatic at all times and instilled a confidence that she had my best interests at heart in all negotiations she engaged in.”
“I am experienced in every aspect of relationship breakdown whether it relates to a divorce or separation, resolving financial issues or assisting with arrangements for children or grandchildren.
I am passionate about delivering quality family legal services and embracing the wonderful opportunities that technology and the Internet have created. In my experience people just want to know where they stand, what their rights are and how the law applies to their family circumstances.
As a member of Resolution I always try to resolve cases without the need for Court intervention, but when that is not possible, I am experienced in dealing with court hearings for all types of divorce and family proceedings and regularly appear in different courts throughout the country.
Even after all these years in family law, I find it interesting and rewarding, in fact I could not imagine doing anything else.
Away from work, I enjoy spending time with friends, family and my dogs, preferably out in the countryside. I am also passionate about all things horsey, am an active member of British dressage and follower of their para-dressage riders.”
Michelle qualified as a Legal Executive in October 1997 and joined Woolley & Co from a Staffordshire law firm in July 2016.