Michael heads our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and specialises in advising companies how best to avoid disputes and how to resolve them in the most commercial fashion. After 16 years at DLA Piper, Michael joined us as a Partner in 2009 and has led the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team since 2016. He has represented corporate institutions and high net worth individuals in a number of jurisdictions and has been recommended in both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories.
Catherine is a former barrister and Head of employment at Eversheds in Leeds and London and Thomas Eggar (now Irwin Mitchell). Catherine works in both our Leeds and Sheffield offices. She has over 25 years’ experience in advising corporate businesses on all aspects of employment law and has acted for a number of unionised businesses in the logistics and related sectors including Grattan plc, Excel and Trade Team.
Carys specialises in advising on all forms of commercial arrangements and contracts including standard terms and conditions, supply agreements, distribution, agency and franchising agreements, outsourcing arrangements and confidentiality agreements (NDAs) as well as IP and data privacy issues and contractual arrangements. Since qualifying as a commercial solicitor in 2004, Carys has gained a wealth of experience advising all kinds of businesses, from sole traders to international PLCs.
Michele specialises in advising on all aspects of private client work, with an emphasis on high value tax, trusts and estates. She runs the private client team and heads up the private client and charity sector. Michele has been with the firm for almost two decades, having trained and worked in the region for 26 years. She is Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners qualified and noted in the Legal 500.