Michael Stevens
  • Michael Stevens

  • Solicitor

Qualification:

2:1 Law Degree from Newcastle University graduated in 2012

Legal Qualifications:

Commencing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Leeds from September 2015

Career History:

  • Volunteer Advisor, Hartlepool Citizens Advice Bureau, 2012 to 2013.                 
  • Insolvency Case Administrator, Broadbents Business Recovery Services Limited, 2013 to 2014.                                       
  • Legal Secretary/ Paralegal Assistant, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2014                            
  • Paralegal, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2014 to 2015.
  • Trainee Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2015 to September 2017
  • Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, Present                                      

Experience and Expertise:

I have handled a number of commercial property transactions including sales, purchases and leases for varying clients. I have also dealt with Landlord and Tenant matters including the service of relevant notices and associated negotiation.

I have been involved in a number of corporate transactions, mainly the buying and selling of businesses.

I have good experience of dealing with formal insolvency procedures and associated matters, both dealing with companies and individuals.

Corporate Social Responsibility/Pro Bono/Community Relations:

I acted Pro Bono for Hardwick In Partnership Limited in their granting of a Sublease of part of Hardwick Community Centre to a nursery, which completed in August 2015.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I loved Star Wars as a child so I think I wanted to be a Jedi. Unfortunately my college didn’t offer it as a course.

Why law as a career?

I wanted to study Law because of the variety of topics it covers and it is a very interesting subject.

I have wanted to have a career in law as I enjoy the problem solving aspect of it and being able to advise people with complicated legal issues.

Describe any interesting facts about yourself

In 2013 I completed the 10-mile Tough Mudder assault course in Ripon.

I am a fan of Middlesbrough FC and the New England Patriots American Football team.

What one thing could you not live without?

My MP3 Player.

Hobbies and interests 

A fan of watching and playing most sports including football, American Football, golf, basketball, tennis and cricket.