Marketing Director Louise Edwards
Finance Director Graham Johnson
Managing Partner Malcolm Dickinson
Senior Partner Will Michelmore
Number of Partners 61
Other fee-earners 134
Total Staff 398
The Firm Michelmores is a top 100 law firm with offices in Exeter, London and Bristol, providing business, real estate and private client advice to a wide range of national and international clients. The firm has continued to grow, and last year was no exception, with over 100 people joining the firm. Again, all of the firm’s trainees were retained. Michelmores continues to attract and retain exceptionally talented lawyers, who enjoy the collegiate approach to work, and the opportunity to be given the space to think differently, and deliver innovative and successful client outcomes.
Types of Work Undertaken
Business: The Business group has continued to thrive and grow, both through organic growth, and significant lateral hires, including Roger Fink and Garbhan Shanks in the London office. The group has expanded its deal base to include a number of international and national clients. It is now the clear market leader for corporate deals in the South West. Specialisms include regulatory law, corporate finance, AIM listings, banking, restructuring and insolvency.
Real Estate: The Real Estate group acts for national house builders and developers, investors, public bodies and national institutions. There is a close link between the non-contentious and contentious lawyers in the group, providing clients with a one-stop shop. Clients are guided through acquisition and planning to construction and disposal. The arrival of Antony Power in the London office has strengthened the offering for education sector clients.
Private Client: The Private Client group has a reputation for providing high quality, specialist partner-led advice to wealthy individuals, families, business owners and landed estates. Jonathan Riley has attracted an increasing number of clients from overseas, particularly in the areas of international tax and investment structuring advice. The nationally renowned Agriculture Team in Bristol, led by Peter Williams (the author of the leading text on agricultural law, Scammel & Densham), continues to grow, as does the Private Wealth team in Bristol, led by Sandra Brown, a leading private client lawyer, with over 25 years’ experience.
International The firm is a member of the IBA and IAG, the Integrated Advisory Group International, a global network of lawyers, accountants, tax advisers and fiduciaries. Increasingly winning international work, the firm recently advised Finnfund and Norfund on a convertible debt instrument in to a financial institution specialising in housing finance in Cambodia, and Akur Partners LLP on its assignment of fund management interests in Infrastructure India plc.
Recruitment Recent lateral hires have included Roger Fink (Corporate, London), Brian Hitchcock (Construction, Exeter), Garbhan Shanks (Litigation, London), Antony Power (Projects, London). The firm was also awarded ‘One Star Status’ in the Sunday Times Best Companies Survey this year.
- ADR Tim Richards
- Agriculture Peter Williams
- Bristol Office Viv Williams
- Charities Tony Cockayne
- Commercial Property Emma Honey
- Company/Commercial Richard Cobb, Ian Holyoak
- Construction Gerald Offen
- Corporate Recovery Charles Maunder
- Employment Andrew Tobey
- EU/Competition Jason Phelps
- Family Simon Thomas
- Financial Services & Markets Andrew Oldland QC
- ICT Rehman Noormohamed
- Intellectual Property Tim Richards
- Litigation Simon Barnett
- Local Government Richard Honey
- London Office Charles Maunder
- Medical Negligence Laurence Vick
- Planning Mark Howard
- Private Client Jonathan Riley
- Private Equity Stephen Morse
- Projects/PFI Carol McCormack OBE
- Property Litigation Rob Nicholson
- Regulatory Andrew Oldland QC