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Michael Cook Law Firm was created by myself, Michael Cook LLB (Hons) in November 2018.

I initially studied at Durham Sixth Form Centre before successfully progressing to complete my Law degree at the University of Sunderland in 2009.

I successfully completed the Legal Practice Course one year later at the University of Northumbria prior to commencing my training contract in 2012. I qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2014.  I completed the Professional Skills Course at the University of Northumbria.

Having spent time post qualification with two regional firms in the North East of England, I then joined a law firm in Durham City where I spent three years dealing with Commercial and Property Law.

I am also a Football Intermediary whereby I represent footballer’s and athletes in connection with contract negotiations, transfers, sponsorship deals and find new clubs for players released. I am the sole owner of the separate and independent business Intermediaries for Sport.

I have experience of dealing with high value transactions which exceed 1 million pounds but enjoy dealing with transactions of all values.

‘Michael Cook Law Firm incorporated on 6th June 2019 and is now the trading name of Michael Cook Law Firm Limited.’

Jack Pattinson, Paralegal

Jack graduated from Northumbria University in June 2018 with a Master in Law degree, which includes the Legal Practice Course. At his previous law firm Jack worked in the Auction and Residential departments, dealing with sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and lease extensions. Jack joined Michael Cook Law Firm in October 2019 as Paralegal and will work across the legal services offered by the firm, including Wills, Trusts and Probate, Lasting Power of Attorney, Family Law, Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Property and Corporate Law.

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