Mike has been recognized for many years as one of the foremost regulatory and financial defence lawyers in the country and has defended individuals and their businesses against most of the many government regulators that now seek to impose restrictions on business from Whitehall, Washington and Brussels. Understanding that repeat business can sometimes be regarded as disappointing, he looks to defend first, mitigate in any way possible and then always advise on future avoidance. Having managed the most successful financial crime, tax investigation and regulatory firm in the North for six years, Mike has a real understanding of the imperatives of business and the need for advice to be commercial and not just legally correct. He has often advised on pre-emptive action including dawn raid procedures. Apart from his well-known reputation in financial crime and tax investigations, Mike is also a leading expert in firearms law and wildlife crime.