|+44 (0) 118 951 6262||Download vcard|
Michael is a partner in the Commercial Property team and specialises in property law dealing with a wide range of commercial property and investment work for a wide range of commercial and investor clients across the South-East of England. He also has a number of high net worth private residential property investor clients.
After graduating in Jurisprudence from Brasenose College, Oxford, Michael worked at Linklaters in the City for several years, before working in the Thames Valley at the highly regarded property practices at Nabarro, Shoosmiths and Olswang, before joining Field Seymour Parkes in July 2012. Michael is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Lawyers Association.
Michael is particularly interested in acting for retailers and corporates who need business space to operate from and has looked after the property needs of a large number of national household name companies. He works with them on lease acquisitions and renewals and on portfolio management, particularly where businesses come together on mergers or take-overs and need to re-organise or rationalise property liabilities and assets. He is a member of the wider property disputes team at FSP and advises on lease break clauses, contested lease expiries/renewals and dilapidations disputes together with our four-strong specialist property litigation section. Michael has also acted for a number of major banks lending money to businesses secured on real property, to fund commercial investment and commercial or residential property development. Since joining FSP Michael has been heavily involved in our expert team dealing with promotion agreements and options over land where allocation for housing or planning permission is being sought.
“Last year we used Michael Higgin to carry out all the legal work for entering into a promotion agreement with a developer. Our case was complicated to the extent that the landowners had to agree an exit strategy for the tenant (who was also an owner). This also had to satisfy the developers. Michael was very thorough and left no stone unturned. I would therefore recommend FSP to carry out complex promotional agreement work.”
Land-owning family member consortium