Mike joined Leathes Prior in 1995 and trained with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 1997. He graduated from the University of Hull following which he enjoyed an early career in commerce. Working closely with our Commercial Team, Mike also undertakes non-contentious work. His solid commercial background means that clients are able to benefit from his pragmatic advice, reflecting their commercial needs and protecting their interests.
Mike's areas of expertise include advising on commercial contracts, commercial litigation, patents, copyright and intellectual property infringement, passing off, breach of confidence, Injunction proceedings, representative and multi-party actions, construction disputes, defamation and trade libel.
Mike is an expert in dealing with complex commercial disputes and is renowned for his work with long-established franchise networks. He also provides valuable support to the firms Regulatory Team in pursuing a whole host of civil claims against regulatory bodies including The Health and Safety Executive and Department for Business Innovation and Skills.