Michael Archer


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

Michael Archer

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

England and Wales 1985

Partner in Beale and Company


Main areas of expertise

After training with the firm between 1983-1985, Michael’s career as solicitor and partner in the firm has spanned over 35 years. During that time, he 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 the settlement of compensation packages on the termination of employment.

Michael became a Consultant with the firm as from 1st October 2020 having previously been head of the firm's Corporate Services team and having served as the firm’s Managing Partner up to 2018. His professional affiliations include the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).