Mike is the firms Managing Partner and Compliance Officer for Legal Pracice (COLP). He graduated with an Honours degree in Law and Economics in 1979 and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1983. He initially practiced in the market town of Lymington undertaking all aspects of work in a legal practice including litigation, conveyancing, criminal advocacy and probate, joining Turners in 1986 as a Criminal Advocate and General Litigation Solicitor.
Until 2004 Mike specialised in Litigation but after becoming Managing Partner he reduced his litigation case load to accommodate the varied needs of his new role. Partner retirements took Mike into Commercial Law and his practice now encompasses anything involving Commercial Contracts, Business Sales and Purchases, Company Takeovers and Management Buyouts.
Mike still advises on litigious disputes including Professional Negligence, Boundary Disputes and disputes concerning Rights of Way. Mike also undertakes some Trust work too as a professional Executor and Trustee,
Mike will also advise on and deal with applications for premises licenses under the 2003 Licensing Act, applications for review of Premises Licences, applications for transfer and variation together with Personal Licence applications. As an experienced advocate Mike will appear before the licensing committee on your behalf.
As Managing Partner, the firms designated complaints handling partner and COLP Mike has broad experience and a good knowledge of general legal practice enabling him to undertake a wider than average case load.
Mike says that his aim is to provide sensible and pragmatic legal advice to his clients to help them resolve their disputes or get the deals through.
Mike lives in the New Forest and is married with five children, he plays Golf (usually badly) enjoys travelling and over indulging!
Most interesting deal: Negotiating the purchase and delivery of a private Embraer jet aircraft.
Most interesting client: Anthony John Allen. In 1975, a recently widowed Eunice Chapman met a charming man named John Allen who with his wife and two children had moved to Devon. They began an affair. Allen's wife went missing, then the two children disappeared. When none of them re-appeared in over a year the police launched an enquiry. The case was never closed and eventually the Police decided to re-investigate the disappearance of John Allen's wife and two children. In February 2002, John Allen was arrested and charged with their murder. The trial took place at Exeter Crown Court. On Monday 16 December 2002, Allen who denied trhe allegations was found guilt and sentenced to three terms of life imprisonment. The bodies were never found. John Allen continues to protest his innocence.
Contact Mike on 01202 291291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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