Mike's bio

Mike is a partner within the litigation department.  He has been with the firm since 2001 and a Partner since 2003.

Mike specialises in property litigation, contested will claims and business disputes.  In addition he is an expert in the niche area of outdoor advertising, planning disputes and is frequently instructed by leading companies within the industry to act on their behalf.

Examples of Mike’s recent instructions include:

  • Acting for a Property Developer to obtain the removal of a restrictive covenant so as to permit the commercial development of land;
  • Obtaining a declaration from the Court regarding the terms of a commercial lease in respect of an option to purchase;
  • Obtaining a Court order to correct the terms of an improperly drafted Will.
  • Recovering substantial assets via bankruptcy proceedings issued in England against a resident of Mauritius.

Mike is a member of the Association of Contested Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and a member of the PNLA (Professional Negligence Lawyers Association).

In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time socialising with family and friends, watching rugby and football and travelling.


"I have instructed Mike for over a decade on various matters including property litigation, commercial litigation and commercial and planning matters. Mike can take any brief and let you as the client believe that you are the only client he is currently working for, a fantastic skill. His work ethic, client skills and tenacity are first rate. He also has that rare ability of someone so busy as retaining an amiability and sense of humour which smooth many waters. I consistently recommend Mike to many friends, colleagues and clients and will continue to do so."

Nick Andrews, UK Head of Legal, Clear Channel (Uk) Ltd

"Thank you Mike for all your hard work above the call of duty!"

Mrs S

"I want to thank you and the team for seeing it through to the end despite the not inconsiderable obstacles placed in our way."

Mr H

Michael Clary Services

Articles by Michael Clary

  • 22 Aug

    Bump in the night for Airbnb landlords

    The rise of the sharing economy and the success of platforms such as Airbnb has seen many more part-time landlords making income through short term rentals, but the ease of letting does not take away the responsibility to understand and keep up with relevant rules
  • 11 Jan

    Complex challenges for employers in the year ahead

    For employers, the year has started with a high-profile case where a courier has won her action to be treated as a worker, not a self-employed contractor, following hard on the heels of the ruling in the action brought by Uber drivers, which is now on appeal. Alongside,
  • 09 Dec

    The one time you should look for the price tag on that gift

    The Bribery Act ushered in a stricter anti-corruption regime when it came into force in 2011 and although Christmas gifts and hospitality are not banned, it’s important that companies don’t splash out and end up in deep water with over-generous Christmas gifts
  • 01 Sep

    Keeping hold of the real power in the name game

    Losing the right to use one’s own name in business, or finding common words are subject to trademark restrictions, are both on the rise as companies seek to control and protect every aspect of brand identity. The latest names to hit the headlines are fashion entrepreneur
  • 15 Jun

    Lifting the lid on tricky toilet problems

    Two recent cases have highlighted issues around customer toilet provision. One case centred on whether food outlets with predominantly take-away trade should have to provide facilities, and in another, company attitudes towards transgender users of toilet facilities