Mike is a highly experienced commercial litigator and a Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. He advises clients on a wide range of contractual and corporate disputes specialising in complex and high-value cases, including several reported cases. He has particular expertise in restrictive covenant claims against former employees, injunctions and cases involving social media law, privacy and defamation. Mike is recognised for his level-headed and commercial approach to finding the best solution for his clients.
Mike also advises on a broad range of corporate recovery and insolvency matters acting for directors, creditors and insolvency practitioners.
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Court gives a 'thumbs-up' to contracts by emoji
In his latest article, Mike Wilson, partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team reports on a recent Canadian case in which the court ruled that a simple thumbs-up emoji can create a binding contractual agreement. In a case before the Court of King’s Bench (the equivalent to …More
Essentials for business: litigation funding
In his latest article, Mike Wilson, partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team explores some of the more innovative options that can be used to fund commercial disputes The landscape in litigation funding has changed dramatically in recent years and the traditional retainer, where a solicitor charges their client …More
Essentials for business: restrictive covenants in employment contracts
In his latest article, Mike Wilson, partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team explores claims by employers to enforce post-termination restrictions against departing employees. It is a common misconception among both employers and employees that restrictive covenants are 'not worth the paper they're written on'. In fact, …More
Essentials for business: shareholder disputes
In his latest article, Mike Wilson, partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team explores the key issues to consider relating to shareholder disputes. Disputes between shareholders are on the rise. As the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and world events have put strain on businesses, the last two …More
Misrepresentation: Negligent and innocent statements in contract law
During pre-contractual negotiations, many things may be said in advertising, during discussions or in correspondence. Some may become terms of the contract and others may have no legal effect, but the law of misrepresentation concerns untrue or misleading statements made by one party, which induce the other to enter …More
Social Media: top 3 legal issues for businesses
Social media is transforming the way we do all business. According to recent figures, more than 70% of small-to-medium sized businesses use social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to market themselves and interact with their customer-base, and of those who do, more than …More
Protecting your business: unlawful team moves and restrictive covenants
In a popular quote, Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin Group, said "a company's employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product". Despite broad agreement with this sentiment from business leaders, many companies fail to protect themselves against the negative impact that employee and team …More
COVID-19 business interruption test case hits the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will make a final judgement after the hearing, which starts this week and is expected to last four days, giving some clarity on whether or not business interruption insurers must pay out on COVID-19 claims. Mike Wilson, Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is …More