I joined Michelmores in October 2012, when the firm opened its Bristol office. The attraction of Michelmores is that it combines a leading corporate, commercial and property practice with a strong private client focus. This was endorsed recently by the firm being awarded the Devon & Somerset Law Society Law Firm of the Year award, being recognised as an eprivateclient Top 25 Law Firm, Regional Law Firm of the Year 2013 by Citywealth and the STEP UK & Ireland Regional Legal Team of 2013/14.
Although based in Bristol, our Agricultural Property Litigation team has a truly national practice with clients spread from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria down to Cornwall. One of the Firm’s Partners, Peter Williams, is the Editor and I am a contributor to the leading textbook in our area of practice, Scammell and Densham’s Law of Agricultural Holdings. The 10th edition, which is called Scammell, Densham and Williams Law of Agricultural Holdings, was released last year.
Our case load involves work in the High Court and appeal courts, the First-Tier Tribunal and arbitration cases. We are leaders in our field in the UK and at the cutting edge of this practice area.
The Bristol office is growing rapidly. It was established with five partners, a team of lawyers and support staff, and in the last 18 months the team has grown to nine partners, two senior associates, two barristers, seven solicitors, two trainees and a paralegal.