Michael Archer Partner, Beale and Company
Michael Archer trained as a solicitor with the firm and over a career as partner in the firm spanning over 20 years has advised on most company and commercial matters concerning SMEs, start-ups and UK- and Nasdaq-listed companies in their business affairs and corporate transactions.
Consistent in the firm’s reputation in acting for professional practices, a particular focus of Michael’s work has been advising on incorporations of partnerships, conversions to LLP, joint venture structures, acquisitions and sales of professional services businesses and the structuring of bid vehicles for tendering for framework agreements and projects.
Professional practice clients range from consulting engineers, surveyors and architects to solicitors, accountants, IFAs and brokers. Other significant corporate clients have touched most sectors of industry from construction to drinks distribution and IT to fine art auctioneers.
Michael is head of the firm’s corporate services team and his professional affiliations include the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).
Michael is recommended in the Legal 500 2009 for corporate and commercial work.
John Qualtrough Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
John specialises in town and country planning matters, whether non-contentious (e.g. general advice and the drafting and negotiation of section 106 obligations, highway and other infrastructure agreements) or contentious (e.g. appeals by way of public local inquiry and challenges of planning decisions in the courts).
In addition, he advises on related development matters, the stopping-up, diversion or other closure of highways, and compulsory purchase and compensation issues.
John is a member of the City of London Law Society’s planning and environmental law committee.
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