Michael grew up in Wakefield before studying and graduating with honours from the University of Nottingham.
Initially training as an accountant, Michael went onto qualify as a solicitor in 2000, working at major regional firms including Gordons and Chadwick Lawrence, before going onto found Crooks Commercial Solicitors in 2011.
Michael has worked for a wide range of clients from small owner-managed business to large public companies, acting as lead advisor on a wide variety of business sales and other corporate and commercial law matters. Industry experience is wide, including engineering, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, financial and professional services, IT, dental, care-homes, schools and many others.
Michael has a particular interests and market sector specialism in pharmacy sale transactions.