Mike Northern - Principal Solicitor
Mike Northern, the Principal Solicitor of Mike Northern Legal is an experienced practitioner in the fields of Intellectual Property Protection, including advice and litigation, Regulatory Complaints (including Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards, ASA), Consumer Law and Commercial Law and Commercial Advice in general.
An experienced criminal litigator, Mike has worked in both criminal and civil courts and has been involved in proceedings in the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal and in the House of Lords now Supreme Court.
Until April 2003, Mike was the Director of the anti-piracy team at Richards Butler (now Reed Smith), a large and well regarded international City law firm. Over a five year period he acted for anti-piracy organisations representing the film (FACT), computer games (ELSPA) and music (BPI) industries. He has also represented fashion designers and merchandisers against those seeking to steal their IP rights. Mike also advised on advertising compliance and related trading law.
For the nine years prior to this Mike worked at Titmuss Sainer Dechert (now Dechert) another well-respected City law firm on aspects of law as detailed above.
Mike also has many years experience working as a Trading Standards Officer in West London, Hampshire and finally in Kent, where he was a Principal TSO.
Mike was admitted as a Solicitor in 1996 and in 2003 set up Mike Northern Legal, a solicitors' practice servicing clients with City expertise at provincial costs.
The practise is based in Whistable near Canterbury in East Kent, but services an area of London, the South East and the home counties.