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.  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 works from both our Sandbach and Gadbrook Park Office and specialised 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 (with a particular interest in equity release and lifetime mortgages).

Mike is well known in both the Agricultural and Commercial communities throughout South 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 local veterinary surgeon, and has a particular interest in classic tractors and sports cars.  Mike enjoys all rural pursuits and accompanying his wife Diane to the opera!  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!