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Mike Vale

Family Law Consultant

Family


01543 267236

Experience

Mike Vale is regarded as one of the Midland’s leading family lawyers. He spent a significant part of his career at Irwin Mitchell, where he was joint head of the Family Law Team in Birmingham. It was here that Mike furthered his credentials as an expert in Family Law.

He has a caring and compassionate character. These qualities are complimented with considerable expertise to assist clients from every walk of life.

Mike accepts instructions in all areas of Family Law, including financial disputes, cohabitation disputes, Children Act cases, pre-nuptial agreements and living together agreements. He is a specialist in dealing with pensions on divorce.

Mike’s advice is sought by people from all walks of life and backgrounds. During his career he has advised solicitors, barristers, district judges, chartered accountants, business men and women, professional footballers, politicians, published authors and even the occasional ‘rock star’.

He has represented clients in a number of prominent and reported cases such as H v C (Volume 2 The Family Law Reports 2009) and SK v WL (Volume 1 The Family Law Reports 2011). The first case was a leading case on child maintenance which established the principle where the Child Support Agency had made a maximum maintenance assessment; the court had the power to backdate the maintenance by a significant period. The latter case was a leading case on financial issues where the matrimonial assets ran into many millions of pounds.

Mike is frequently recommended to clients by other professionals, including accountants, IFA’s, members of the Bar and occasionally by members of the Professional Footballers Association. He has been referred to in ‘Legal 500’ as ‘highly regarded’ and ‘noted for his conciliatory approach’.