Michael Archer

Partner

T: 020 7469 0410
E: m.archer@beale-law.com

Michael Archer

Education
University of West of England
BA (Law) (Hons)

Admitted
England and Wales 1985

Partner in Beale and Company
1988

Location
London

Main areas of expertise


Michael trained as a solicitor with the firm and over a career as partner in the firm spanning over 25 years has advised on most company/commercial matters concerning both SME's, start-ups, family-owned and owner-managed businesses and UK and Nasdaq -listed companies in their business affairs, corporate transactions and employment relations.

A significant part of Michael’s work has involved the structuring of professional services businesses, covering incorporations of partnerships, conversions to LLP, joint venture structures, M&A transactions and the structuring of bid vehicles for tendering for framework agreements and projects.

Michael’s employment practice covers work for both employers and also high-net-worth employees. For the former, an ongoing advisory service covers most employment issues encountered by employers, such as handling disciplinaries, dismissals, redundancies and business transfers.

His contentious work includes claims for unfair/wrongful dismissal, non-compete covenant enforcement, harassment and discrimination. For employees, the focus is on their contracts and remuneration packages on commencement and termination of employment.

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).