“Extremely motivated" Partner, Michael Walby, ranked as a leading individual in the Corporate and Commercial sector" - Legal 500, 2020
Michael is a Partner and one of the leading Corporate Lawyers in the North West.
He returned to Burnetts in 2014 following 10 years at international law firm Pinsent Masons, where he gained a wide range of experience advising on corporate matters.
Michael specialises in business acquisitions and sales. He has led many strategic and high-value transactions, including advising SIG PLC on several business acquisitions and disposals, and shareholders on the recent sale of Zoo Hardware to Tyman PLC.
Michael has established himself as a trusted business adviser to some of the region’s largest companies, including H&H Group PLC, Lloyd Motors, Cumbria Waste Group and Cumberland Building Society. Michael is passionate about all aspects of business, and particularly enjoys acting as a sounding board to entrepreneurs, advising them on strategic as well as legal matters.
Michael is well connected in the business community, and as one of the most active corporate lawyers in the region, he has strong relationships with most banks, accountants and corporate finance advisers in the North West.
Michael is a former pupil of Cockermouth School, a Trustee of Austin Friars School and provides pro bono legal support to a local youth charity. He is married to Kate and has two children, Isabella and Seb.
“Michael is "very knowledgeable and extremely hard working. He is incredibly thorough and has the ability to get to the depth of the matter and find a practical solution." - Chambers 2020