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Michael Cook Law Firm Limited is an established, boutique law firm operating from our office in Seaham, Co. Durham.

We serve a broad range of corporates, entrepreneurs, professionals and property businesses and the individuals that own and operate them.

The expectations of clients has risen considerably over recent years, and poor service is increasingly less likely to be tolerated. It is therefore not only in order to comply with the beliefs of the practice’s management that the provision of a quality service is required: it is necessary for the practice’s success. It follows that all personnel within the practice must judge their actions from the client’s viewpoint, and be aware that in addition to the provision of the highest levels of technical legal expertise, clients have a right to expect that their lawyers will be:

(i)         available;

(ii)        approachable;

(iii)       comprehensible;

(iv)       prompt; and

(v)        courteous.

We provide specialist legal advice in connection with the following legal services:-

Residential Conveyancing

(Sales, Purchases, Transfers, Right to Buy, Transfer of Equity, Leases, Licences, New Build and Property Development)

Commercial Property/ Real Estate

(Sales and Purchases, Commercial Leases, Transfers of Commercial Property, Lease Surrenders and Assignments, Business Sales and Purchases including asset and share)

Private Client

(Wills, Trusts, Probate, Power of Attorney, Estate Planning and Court of Protection)

Family Law, Matrimonial and Children Law

(Divorce, Financial Matters, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Adoption, Child Arrangement Orders, Domestic Violence & Injunctions, Separation Agreements, Care Proceedings and the Local Authority)

Corporate and Commercial Law

(Shareholder/ Partnership Agreements, Articles of Association, Shareholder disputes, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Governance, Franchise Agreements, Settlement Agreements)

Energy/Renewables

(Rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV, Power Purchase Agreements (including corporate PPAs), Electricity and heat supply contracts)

Crime & Regulatory

(Private crime work undertaken including Traffic and Motoring offences, Trading Standards, Animal Welfare, Agricultural Regulation, Trading Standard investigations)

Independent Legal Advice

(Joint Mortgage, Sole Proprietor mortgage; transfers of equity where one party is being removed from the legal title; Personal Guarantees for Directors of a company if the company is purchasing a property and Occupiers Consent to mortgage if someone is living in the Property and does not have an interest)

Michael Cook Law Firm