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Mike Wakeling


T: 01789 206102 or 07879 640605


I was admitted as a solicitor in 1988 and have over 30 years’ experience in handling dispute resolution work. I joined Lodders in 1997, having previously worked for the Imperial Food Group. Working in the industry gave me a good understanding of business clients and their needs. I am a partner in Lodders’ Dispute Resolution team and specialise in advising clients on a broad range of commercial disputes and employment related issues. I regularly act for clients both in High Court litigation and Employment Tribunal claims.

My clients tend to be business owners, family businesses and private individuals. I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and I also sit on the firm’s business development committee.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working with clients to find a solution to their dispute in the most expedient and cost-effective way possible.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Needing to take the dog for a walk!

Do you have any interesting personal achievements?

I ran the London Marathon in 2005, raising over £5,000 for charity, and in 2008 and 2019, cycled from London to Paris raising similar amounts.

Dispute issues arise, and over the last 15 years we have instructed Mike Wakeling at Lodders to advise. He has the experience and knowledge, which along with expert opinion if necessary, allows an informed decision on proceeding. On the issues which needed pursuing, we’ve also found determination and attention to detail, and are very happy to recommend his services.

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