Michael works alongside developers, planning consultants and property and land owners requiring expert planning law advice.
As a partner and senior member of Holmes & Hills planning law team, Michael is experienced in working with local planning authorities, private developers and liaising with other legal professionals on court matters, as demonstrated in his work highlights.
Michael takes a pragmatic approach to resolving clients’ problems, working efficiently to bring their case to a successful conclusion. Michael’s professionalism and personal service delivery has led to him developing a strong network of clients and contacts throughout East Anglia and beyond. Michael's particular specialisms include:
Recognised as a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500, Michael, in addition to David Whipps, contributes to Sweet & Maxwell’s publication “Planning Law Practice and Precedents”. When not advising on planning matters, Michael also advises clients on a variety of property-related matters, including boundary disputes and applications under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (such as applications for statutory lease extensions and collective enfranchisement).
Prior to joining Holmes & Hills Michael was a commercial litigation solicitor. In previous roles Michael has successfully led a team of litigators and worked with large regional and national companies from a range of sectors.
Michael is based at Holmes & Hills Solicitors new regional head office - the A12 Commercial Hub - in Marks Tey, Colchester.