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Michael Bower

Head of Litigation & Equine Law
Director & Solicitor
Direct Dial: 01535 687084
Email: [email protected]

Michael Bower

I have been a Litigation solicitor for nearly 30 years and in that time have built up a wealth of experience and an excellent reputation in my field of work.  My competitive nature means that I like to work & play hard and don’t like to lose in either environment.

I specialise in:

  • Disputes relating to land and estates.
  • Disputes relating to commercial transactions and businesses.
  • Personal and commercial horse disputes.
  • Disputes relating to wills, probates and estates.

No-one ever wants to be in the position where they need to resolve a dispute through a solicitor, I understand that, but getting my advice as early as possible can save you money in the long run and in many cases resolve the matter without the need to go to court.

Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Other Roles

  • Non-Exec Director of Sovereign Healthcare, a £43m private healthcare company based in Bradford. (2010-2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors).
  • President of the British Healthcare Association.
  • Co-organiser & Steward of Skipton Horse Trials (British Eventing) for over 25 years (retired August 2015).


  • I train and compete my own horses principally in the equestrian disciplines of eventing, show jumping and dressage.
  • I enjoy fell walking in the hills of the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands.
  • I am married and share our home with a labrador (Maisy) and a German shepherd (Heidi).

Background Information

  • I was born in Germany whilst my parents were stationed over there with the R.A.F. When my father left the service he settled in Barnoldswick as one of the town’s G.P.s.
  • I attended Moorlands School in Clitheroe, Gisburn Road Junior School in Barnoldswick, Emysted’s Grammar School in Skipton and Nelson & Colne College. I then went on to study at Leeds University to gain my Law degree (LLB Hons).
  • I qualified as a Solicitor in 1987 and have practised law in Barnoldswick and Keighley.
  • I continue to enjoy living in Barnoldswick.

Reference: MSB

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