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Michael Goldfinch

Why did you choose the law?

When I was younger, I had the opportunity to do some work experience at a firm of solicitors in Coventry. I really enjoyed it and decided to become a lawyer.

Tell us a bit about how you got here…

Having graduated from the University of Nottingham with a law degree and from the University of Law with my LPC, I joined a regional firm in Warwickshire as a paralegal. I became an integral part of their Commercial Property team from June 2015, where I later qualified through CILEX and a couple of months later dual-qualified as a solicitor in October 2017.

I spent 18 months at a global law firm before moving to a regional firm in Northamptonshire during the Pandemic, where I was working until joining Band Hatton Button LLP in November 2022.

What does your day job look like?

I have acted for a wide range of clients including private individuals, pension funds, charities and publicly listed companies, dealing with all areas of commercial property, including:

  1. Property development and infrastructure;
  2. Acting for occupiers and investors in the acquisition, management and disposal of commercial properties;
  3. First registrations and unregistered land (including one transaction with deeds dating back to 1603);
  4. Landlord and Tenant matters such as drafting and negotiating leases and ancillary documentation;
  5. Acting for lenders in perfecting security; and
  6. Providing corporate support to the Corporate department assisting with sales, purchases and mergers.

My days are generally spent dealing with matters such as those listed above as well as client interaction and meetings, and business development.

I’m passionate about client service and do my best to explain tricky or technical issues in clear and easy to understand terms.

What Do You Like to Do Outside of Work?

When not working, I enjoy spending my time reading (anything and everything I can), playing chess (usually online), travelling with my wife (most recently on my honeymoon to the Maldives), or when feeling more active playing and refereeing rugby.