Mike qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 having joined Leathes Prior in 1995 following an early career in commerce and draws on his background specialising in business and commercial disputes. Mike works closely with the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Team. He joined the partnership in 2000 having served as Finance Partner, Managing Partner and on the Firm's Management Committee at various times
Mike’s areas of expertise include advising on commercial contracts, shareholder and partnership disputes, franchise disputes, professional negligence, intellectual property infringement, passing off, breach of confidence, injunction proceedings and construction disputes.
Mike has extensive experience in acting for clients in High Court cases, commercial arbitrations, adjudications and mediations.
Supported by his team, Mike also provides valuable support to the firm’s Regulatory Team including advising in connection with civil claims arising from investigations by The Health and Safety Executive and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Outside of work, Mike’s interests include sailing and cycling.