University of West of England
BA (Law) (Hons)
England and Wales 1985
Partner in Beale and Company
Main areas of practice
Michael trained as a solicitor with the firm and over a career as partner in the firm spanning over 20 years has advised on most company/commercial matters concerning both SME's, Start-Ups and UK and Nasdaq listed companies in their business affairs and corporate transactions.
Consistent in the firm's reputation in acting for professional practices, a particular focus of Michael's work has been advising on incorporations of partnerships, conversions to LLP, joint venture structures, acquisitions and sales of professional services businesses and the structuring of bid vehicles for tendering for framework agreements and projects.
Professional practice clients range from consulting engineers, surveyors and architects to solicitors, accountants, IFAs and brokers. Other significant Corporate clients have touched most sectors of industry from construction to drinks distribution and IT to fine art auctioneers.
Michael is head of the firm's Corporate Services team and his professional affiliations include the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).
Michael is recommended in the Legal 500 2009 for corporate and commercial work.
Find out more about recent transactions on which Michael has acted