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Michael Shuker

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Michael Shuker


Commercial Property Partner

Michael is a Partner and head of our Commercial Property team.

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He’s also the lead partner for our Darlington office and the Teesside area.

Michael can help you with the full array of property matters and has experience across multiple sectors including energy, residential development, commercial, logistics, education, secured lending and insolvency.

Michael is an astute negotiator both in property and in a broader legal sense. His clients include well-known regional names such as Able UK, px Group, GBB, Santander, Atom Bank, Penny Petroleum and Shepherd Offshore.

He’s been a leading member of the Square One team for almost a decade and works closely with all of our teams on large, ambitious client projects.

Square One Law’s property team have acted for us on a number of high value commercial real estate transactions. They are very responsive, provide us with commercial solutions and are an important part of our team.

Simon Lenney, Head of Finance, Union Property Services
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The Square One Law team are excellent. They always provide us not only with rapid, detailed and most of all, cost effective guidance but also advice that is very commercial.

Trevor SilverChairman, Landid

We’ve worked with Square One Law across our business from the start. They understand our proposition and can deliver in terms of us achieving quick turnaround times for our customer base, which will promote new benchmarks for the industry.

Stephen PrattHead of Originations, Atom Bank

It is important to have a strong and trusted team of professional advisors. That is why I use Square One Law.

Peter StephensonExecutive Chairman, Able UK

The reason that our partnership has worked is that when you’re building a business you need to work with organisations that will take the time to understand your business, that have all the resource base that you need and that you trust. I think that when you build up a start-up you need to pull on a lot of resources and having an organisation that you can just lift up the phone – you can talk to somebody – and they’ll give you some interim advice on the spot, then that’s great; then you can go through more detail in the process.

Matthew LumsdenCEO, Connected Energy

The Square One Law team played a pivotal role in the launch and growth of North East Times. Their input extended beyond legal matters, offering crucial business advice that spurred our early initiatives. Recently, their support proved invaluable once more. Their guidance was key in securing a new investment, enabling our expansion into digital publishing and bespoke high-level events. Their pragmatic and efficient approach was refreshing and has made a big contribution to the growth of our business.

Pete Mallon and John DunnsNorth East Times

I would not have taken the business anywhere other than with Square One from my previous experiences but you all - without compromise - delivered over and above my expectations. My whole Team commented on a regular basis as to the professional and supportive interaction throughout the project. I cannot thank you all enough and would without question recommend Square One to anyone as my first choice for any legal advice. Great to work alongside and do business with good, kind, committed and professional people with great values.

Gavin DunnFormer owner and director of RH Irving