Mike is an experienced litigator/dispute resolution specialist who trained and practised in a wide range of complex and highly technical matters at a prestigious firm in London’s West End before relocating to the Salisbury area in January 2010.
Mike believes in an individual response – he will handle the whole case rather than pass it on to more junior members of staff. He has been described as approachable, tenacious and hands-on.
Due to the nature of litigation many individual clients are new to dealing with the law, and Mike is trusted as a confident professional able to explain complex matters clearly and give straightforward advice.
Mike is able to advise businesses and private clients alike regarding all kinds of disputes – large or small – and, importantly, before things get to court to avoid disputes and legal costs escalating wherever possible. This could mean seeking practical and commercially sensible solutions using mediation, arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution where appropriate as a substitute for court proceedings. However, if the case cannot be resolved in this way, Mike is very experienced as a highly capable and competent litigator in the County Court, High Court and Technology & Construction Court, which includes Intellectual Property cases.
Mike has particular expertise in Personal Injury claims, which can sometimes be dealt with on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis where appropriate. He is also experienced in:
- Building and Contract Disputes
- Civil Litigation / Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Litigation
- Debt Recovery
- Disputed Probate and Inheritance Act Claims
- Employment Law
- Landlord & Tenant Disputes
- Medical Negligence
- Personal Injury / Accident Claims
- Professional Negligence Claims
- Property / Boundary / Neighbour Disputes.
Career & qualifications
- 1988 Qualified as a solicitor
“I have worked with Mike on several complex disputes over the years and have always been impressed with his ability to remain calm and focused under pressure. He is a very experienced litigator and has a relaxed and friendly manner which inspires confidence with clients both inside court and out.”
Commercial Barrister, Bristol
“Mike Edgar dealt with my case and did a fantastic job, I really felt that I was in great hands with the support he gave me. His answers to my questions were very clear, complete, and demonstrated a sophisticated knowledge of the case and the intricacies involved. He really did go above and beyond.”