Director & Solicitor
After qualifying as a solicitor in 1990, I spent five years at a top commercial firm in Manchester before returning home to Yorkshire. I have worked at Mewies Solicitors since 1994, becoming a partner in 1998.
I specialise in company law, commercial and civil litigation. I also have considerable experience of undertaking landlord and tenant, professional negligence and employment law work.
Alongside my specialist knowledge of the law, I pride myself in providing the most practical approach to reaching a client’s desired solution. Sometimes this involves, thinking “outside of the box” to obtain the required result. I always try to explain matters in plain English without unnecessary use of legal jargon.
The company and commercial work that I undertake includes matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, whether they be companies, partnerships or sole traders. I also advise on partnership agreements shareholders agreement and general commercial contractual documentation.
I carry out litigation work for both commercial clients and for individuals who may be involved in disputes with other individuals, professionals or companies.
It is often in a party’s interest to settle matters at an early stage before significant fees are incurred and with that in mind clients are often advised to enter into early mediation or alternative dispute resolution. Where such routes are not appropriate or do not lead to a satisfactory settlement, where necessary I represent clients all the way through to trial. That may involve the input of specialist counsel when appropriate.
I am married with two children. In my spare time I enjoy country sports, tennis and travel.
Very happy with the service. Felt we could trust Justin Birch and his advice.
Mr & Mrs L
Tel: 01756 799000