Mike joined Weightmans in May 2011, and is now the firm's Legal Counsel.
Until October 2014, Mike was head of the firm's banking and finance area. As part of that role, he advised on all aspects of financing businesses, corporate acquisitions and the acquisition and development of property. He advised banks and other lenders, insolvency practitioners and borrowers on the terms and conditions of borrowing, the nature and extent of security for debt, personal and corporate guarantees and the rights of competing creditors, both secured and unsecured.
As Legal Counsel, Mike is the first point of contact for advice and guidance on commercial legal issues affecting the firm, reports on matters of legal and practical significance for the Corporate Commercial and Real Estate teams and advises fee-earners on legal issues affecting their files. He also acts as guardian of the firm's membership agreement and members' register.
The EU (Withdrawal) Bill (“the Bill”) is currently progressing through its Report Stage in the House of Lords.
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