Mike Caird is a director in the Litigation department based in our Manchester office. His expertise includes advising national and international corporate clients on resolving a wide variety of contractual, commercial, professional negligence and product liability disputes via negotiation, litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

    Mike spent six years working at a major city firm in London and Hong Kong and, following a four-year sabbatical sailing around the world as a professional yachtsman, relocated to North West England to continue his dispute resolution practice with Squire Patton Boggs.

    Mike spent five months on secondment as in-house counsel in the Global Retail and Commercial Banking Litigation Department at Barclays Bank plc in Canary Wharf where he advised on a wide range of retail and commercial banking litigation.

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    • Acting for a major high street bank on a long term ADR project involving several thousand professional negligence claims.
    • Advising a Norwegian company in defence of a substantial product liability claim following the £25 million product recall of a consumer drink.
    • Acting for two paper manufacturers in claims to recover losses in excess of £14 million following two separate catastrophic warehouse fires.
    • Acting for a number of former premiership footballers in an action for professional negligence against their former financial advisers. 
    • Advising the former director of a company providing short term secured bridging finance in the defence of a £3 million claim by his former employer alleging negligence, financial impropriety and fraud. 
    • Acting for a worldwide direct selling organisation in the leading case relating to the successful defense of public interest winding up petitions – Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform v Amway (UK) Limited [2008] EWHC (Ch) 1054. 
    • Acting for a major international tobacco manufacturer in its successful defense of a three-year, multi-party personal injury action in the UK (the Tobacco Litigation) – Hodgson & Others v Imperial Tobacco & Others, 1998 WLR 1056.
    • Advising Project XJ220 Limited in litigation and arbitration proceedings relating to the Jaguar XJ220 Supercar.


    • College of Law, York, Law Society Finals, 1992
    • Newcastle University, LL.B., Honors, 1991


    • England and Wales, 1995
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Commercial litigation
    • Recommended as a Next Generation Lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2017 Banking litigation
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