Mike qualified as a Solicitor in 1980 with Messrs H P and H C Rigby, having studied at Sandbach School, Warwick University and Chester College of Law, obtaining a distinction in Conveyancing and Property.  He subsequently joined Poole Alcock in 1983 becoming the Managing Partner in 1995 and the Senior Partner in 1999 before joining Butcher and Barlow in 2014.  Mike heads up the Agricultural Team.

Mike works from our Gadbrook Park Office and Sandbach offices and specialises in agricultural and rural properties, (with a particular intertest in both selling and purchasing property by auction) and private client advice, succession planning, inheritance tax mitigation and the administration of complex estates.

Mike is well known in both the agricultural and rural communities throughout Cheshire having been based in Nantwich for over 20 years and living locally in Smallwood near Sandbach. 

When Mike is out of the office he enjoys working on the family farm assisted by his daughter, Anna, a veterinary surgeon, and son Charles, a local accountant.  Mike has a particular interest in classic tractors and sports cars as well as enjoying all rural pursuits. Heis a member of both the Country Landowners Association and the Tenant Farmers Association. Mike supports the local community, both as a Parish Councillor and Member of the Old Sandbachians.  On holiday Mike enjoys motoring in Europe. Off the road he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine!