Recognised and recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK as a Leading Individual in his field, founder and Director, Mike Thomson can best be described as an authority in the legal profession. Mike qualified as a solicitor in 1981. Following qualification, Mike initially went into practice in the commercial property world in the North West of England. He relocated to Towcester shortly thereafter in 1982. Mike Thomson became a Partner in the renowned law firm, Shoosmiths & Harrison in 1986. He remained a partner at the firm until 1990 when he co-founded Arnold Thomson with his former partner, James Arnold in 1990. Mike has since dedicated his career to Agricultural Law, Rural Business as well as private clients.
With his wealth of experience, knowledge and profound appreciation of clients’ needs, Mike leads the team as Director at Arnold Thomson. In particular, he is the head of the Agriculture and Rural Business team as well as the Wills, Probate, Estate Administration, Tax and Trust team. His specific areas of expertise lie in agriculture and related property matters, particularly agricultural tenancies for clients throughout England and Wales.
In whatever spare time there is, Mike is quite the farmer himself and commences his days with livestock duties first thing every morning at home. As professional as they come, Mike is also very personable and is known for his astonishing dry sense of humour. When time and dedication to clients permit, Mike loves to visit family Down Under or Australia as it is better known.
“The “highly recommended” Managing Partner Michael Thomson is a recognised expert in tenancies and option agreements. Sources say he “commands respect” across the region.”
Chambers & Partners UK 2016
“Michael Thomson is the founder of the firm and heads the team. He has expertise assisting on agricultural property matters and agricultural tenancy issues. Clients say he “readily gets a very good grasp of the issues,” adding: “He keeps clients informed at every stage.”
Chambers & Partners UK 2017