Michael Brown > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix

Work Department

Real estate: finance and investment.


Partner; specialises in property development (commercial and residential), commercial property investment (purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants), energy and infrastructure projects (developers and landowners), railways and insolvency aspects of property.


Trained Dickinson Dees; qualified 1994; partner 2004; partner Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


Conversational French.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Real estate > Commercial property: Newcastle

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is praised by clients as ‘always available to give high-quality advice’, which it provides on the full spectrum of real estate issues including investments, developments and regeneration projects. The group has also recently been active in PRS and build to rent projects and the energy, education, retail and transport sectors. Nigel Emmerson and John Ralph jointly lead the group; Emmerson is focused on the housing and residential investment sector, while Ralph handles transactional and real estate finance work. Michael Brown also handles financial matters, Tom Willows advises on residential development sites, and managing associate Emma Garfit assists with residential investments with a particular focus on Central London properties. John Booth departed to an in-house role.