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Mike has been the firm's Managing Partner since November 2014 and has overall responsibility for the business. He works closely with the other members of the management team to ensure that clients receive a consistently high standard of service and that our lawyers and other staff are properly supported. His leadership style is founded on the principle that great teamwork is the key to success. Mike read Modern Languages at New College, Oxford and trained as a solicitor at Withers in London, before joining Wilsons in 2001.
Mike's specialism is litigation and dispute resolution and he advises individuals as well as businesses on a wide range of issues. He has particular expertise in property cases concerning title, boundaries and rights of way. Mike’s practice also covers professional negligence and high value company/commercial disputes including breach of contract, share sales and injunctions. He is recommended by The Legal 500 2016 for commercial litigation.
Mike is a member of the Property Litigation Association and has written for various publications including Farmers Weekly and the Solicitors Journal.
Mike's leisure interests include bicycle mechanics (and occasional cycling) and music. He plays electric and acoustic guitar and, along with two other partners of the firm, he is a founding member of a covers band called the Lawbreakers.
Mike has been listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2023. This respected annual list from leading legal magazine The Lawyer celebrates pioneering and creative lawyers across the entire profession in the UK. The Lawyer says: "Wilsons managing partner Mike Parker is a pragmatic law firm leader whose mantra is “control the controllables”. In other words, while the market continues to be buffeted by global economic headwinds and turmoil, Parker sees his role as making sure the individuals and teams at his Salisbury stalwart firm are as motivated, engaged and inspired as possible."