National firm Weightmans has promoted four associates to partner, including the firm’s innovation manager Catriona Wolfenden.

Wolfenden, based in Liverpool, practiced as a lawyer from 2011 until becoming innovation manager in May 2018. She is responsible for the development, delivery and management of the firm’s innovation and technology projects, working closely with the innovation group.

Louise Walker heads up the firm’s Leeds family law department. She has over 25 years’ experience in all areas of family law, specialising in financial disputes and arrangements following the breakdown of a relationship.

Thomas Starkey, also based in Liverpool, is a real estate lawyer and social housing specialist working predominantly for social housing clients. He also acts for local authority clients and national charities.

Paul Lowe is an experienced construction and insurance lawyer in London with experience of advising in numerous types of construction and engineering projects. He also advises on cyber risk within the construction sector.

Weightmans’ managing partner John Schorah said: 'The changing professional services landscape and developments in technology provide the opportunity for greater efficiency, accuracy and cost reduction both for our business and our clients. Weightmans has invested in technology and innovation for decades – constantly seeking ways in which to provide new and different services to clients looking for quicker results or access to enhanced data and intelligence.

'Over the last twelve months we have seen an acceleration in these ambitions, and to welcome Catriona to the partnership at this time is a natural step as we continue on this journey.

'I would like to congratulate our four new partners for their achievement - their focus on the client and quality service are integral to our success, and I know that they will continue to work hard to deliver new and exciting customer solutions. Weightmans’ enterprise and teamwork is something I am incredibly proud of - and this is something that will ultimately set the firm apart from its competitors.'


Pictured above, L-R: Catriona Wolfenden, Louise Walker, Thomas Starkey, Paul Lowe