Michael Blakey > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
50 FOUNTAIN STREET
MANCHESTER
M2 2AS
England

Work Department

Commercial property and property development.

Position

Michael is a partner in our property and construction team based in Manchester. He is also the anti-money laundering officer for the LLP.

With over 35 years’ experience handling high-value commercial property investment work, Michael has been involved in some of the largest transactions in Manchester. These include:

  • £100 million sale of the Arndale Centre
  • Redevelopment of the Marks and Spencers store
  • Acquisitions and sale of Lee House
    • Churchgate House
    • The Zenith Building and;
    • many other multi-million pound sales and purchases, particularly office buildings in the City of Manchester.

Michael acts principally for land owners and developers, including UPS Limited, P&O Shopping Centres Limited, The Wrather Group and various Friendly Societies and numerous private investors in the North West. His portfolio includes a number of covered shopping centres, industrial parks and retail parks.

Career

Articled Gorna & Co; qualified 1983; partner 1985; partner Hill Dickinson (on merger with Gorna & Co in January 2002).

Memberships

Law Society.

Education

Rossall School (1976); Virginia Episcopal School (1976-77 English Speaking Union Scholarship to USA); University of Manchester (BA Hons Law); College of Law, Chester 1980-81.

Leisure

Golf, football, cricket.