Michelle Witton is a highly experienced lawyer, professional actor, roleplayer, facilitator and mediator.
Michelle began her legal career in Australia and was admitted to practice in the UK following an MPhil at Cambridge University. She has worked in private practice in litigation, commercial law and intellectual property, as well as in compliance (anti-corruption, counterparty due diligence, sanctions) in the in-house teams of FTSE 100 listed companies including Anglo American plc, BP and Euriasian Resources Group (ERG). She is also an accredited Commercial Dispute Mediator (CEDR). Michelle recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability from Cambridge University.
Michelle received a Postgraduate Diploma in Acting from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA) and an MA in Text and Performance Studies from the Royal Academy of Drama Art (RADA). She has a variety of theatrical and national television credits including ITV and Thames Television.
Michelle’s interpersonal communications work has particular strengths in commercial dispute resolution and mediation, as well as coaching mid to senior level female lawyers.
Her law firm clients include Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bevan Brittan, Clarke Willmott, CMS Cameron McKenna, Freeths, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright and Simmons & Simmons. Outside the legal sector, her diverse clients include Deloitte, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allianz Insurance, Legal and General, BP, Arriva, The Economist, Amnesty International, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Michelle is a regularly invited conference speaker. She speaks conversational Russian and German.