Michael Cattermole

Personal and Family

Title: Solicitor

Tel: 0191 226 3791

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Michael is a solicitor in the Personal and Family Department, advising on a wide range of private client matters.


  • Michael studied law at the University of Sunderland and completed his LPC at the University of Northumbria.  During her time at university, Michael was awarded the Ede & Ravenscroft Outstanding Achievement Award;
  • Michael trained at a firm in Sunderland, before qualifying as a solicitor in early 2016;
  • Michael specialises in the preparation of wills, trusts and lasting powers of attorney, as well as the administration of estates and inheritance tax planning;
  • Michael is an Associate Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners;
  • Michael is an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Dementia Friends Champion;
  • The wills and probate team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards.
  • Michael’s work is supervised by a senior associate or partner within the Wills and Probate Team


The Legal 500 2022 described the private client team as being “…specialists in their field and this makes a big difference when dealing with important matters. They are responsive and attentive to client needs.”

The private client team was hailed as “pleasant, courteous and, from my experience, efficient” in the Chambers UK 2020 Guide with another client saying “It’s an excellent service, overall, and I would not hesitate to use the firm again.

Outside of work Michael enjoys spending time with his family.

Key Practice Areas

  • Wills
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Inheritance Tax Planning