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Michael Luckman

Partner
Michael Luckman

Group Leader for the Corporate, Commercial, Finance and Projects group. I manage the partners and teams within that group.

Tel: +44 (0)121 629 1856
Email: michael_luckman@wragge.com

Services: Intellectual Property
Business sectors: Aerospace and Defence, Retail

Best brains in ...

Solving technical legal problems, providing practical commercial advice and encouraging and motivating people in difficult situations.

Highlight of your career so far?

Advising a major government department on the complex contractual structures involved in a multi-billion pound procurement and seeing those structures implemented and successful.

Most challenging job you've ever done?

Advising a large global affiliation of independent professional service suppliers over a restructuring of their internal operational arrangments. This task involved not only a deep understanding of the contractual relationship but also how different European local laws affected both the structure and those terms. In addition there were also significant human factors such as understanding the emotional blockages to change and finding levers and arguments to remove those blockages.

What about outside the UK?

See the example above.

What's your definition of going the extra mile... And when have you done it?

Going the extra mile means putting your client first at all times and doing whatever is necessary to deliver what your client needs when he needs it. For example, working from 10.30pm to 4.00am on client work after completing the day work on a recent residential leadership course.

Best example of a creative legal solution?

Persuading the Lord Chancellor to assist on a counterfeit clothing claim which also related to the Royal Coat of Arms. There is nothing quite like a letter from Her Majesty's representative to encourage compliance with your own requests - and free of charge for the client.

How do you get under the skin of a client's business?

You need to acknowledge it is vital, take time to do it, and listen, then listen some more. You should always be prepared to question whether your conception of what it's like is correct by asking those who actually work in the business.

What's been written or said about you that you're most proud of?

You are the best Dad in the whole wide world.

Alerts

21.01.14

Negotiating software licences

What are the tricks of the trade when it comes to negotiating software licences? And where are the traps to catch you out, ending up in disputes, if you haven't negotiated properly?

20.09.12 Data protection, Kirsten Whitfield - ThinkHouse September 2012

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Kirsten Whitefield, a former in-house data protection officer and now a director in Wragge & Co's IT team, takes us through changes in the new data protection legislation.

13.09.12 Raids, Andrew Litchfield - ThinkHouse September 2012

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Michael Luckman talks to commercial litigation partner Andrew Litchfield about how you might survive a raid from a regulator.

 

Press releases

18.03.14

Wragge & Co Life Sciences team advises on amendment of CHF 374 million agreement

Wragge & Co's Life Sciences team has helped to deliver an important deal between Astellas and Basilea.

29.03.12

Wragge & Co wins double honours at Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards

Wragge & Co celebrated a double triumph at the eleventh annual Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Newly promoted partner Richard Goold won International Lawyer of the Year and Helen Taylor became Trainee Solicitor of the Year.

17.03.11

Wragge & Co advises Origin Enterprises on multi-million pound deal double

Wragge & Co's Corporate team has advised agricultural services group Origin Enterprises on two simultaneous transactions completed in the same week.

02.09.10

Wragge & Co wins AIM-quoted Harvard International PLC as new client

Wragge & Co has been appointed sole, full-service legal adviser to AIM-quoted Harvard International, a major supplier of consumer electronic products, following a competitive pitch.

01.04.09

Wragge & Co named European High-Tech Law Firm of the Year

Wragge & Co LLP Intellectual Property (IP) team has been named European High-Tech Law Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property.

18.03.09

Wragge & Co advises the Department of Health on nationwide data collection programme

Wragge & Co LLP has advised the Department of Health on a three-year contract to implement a market-leading nationwide patient outcomes data collection programme.

06.01.09

Wragge & Co advises AMEC on Sellafield contract bid

Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised AMEC plc in relation to a successful award of the Sellafield nuclear facility contract. The Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) consortium comprises AMEC, URS Washington Division and Areva.

28.06.07

Wragge & Co advises BP on $400 million biofuels deal

Wragge & Co LLP Corporate Group has advised BP on a $400 million biofuels investment deal with Associated British Foods and DuPont.

22.01.07

Full steam ahead for Wragge & Co pro bono

Wragge & Co LLP has provided free legal advice to the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) as part of its growing portfolio of pro bono work.
 

Published articles

There are currently no published articles for Michael Luckman.

 

Videos

20.09.12 Data protection, Kirsten Whitfield - ThinkHouse September 2012

Kirsten Whitefield, a former in-house data protection officer and now a director in Wragge & Co's IT team, takes us through changes in the new data protection legislation.

13.09.12 Raids, Andrew Litchfield - ThinkHouse September 2012

Michael Luckman talks to commercial litigation partner Andrew Litchfield about how you might survive a raid from a regulator.

 

Webinars

21.01.14 Negotiating software licences

What are the tricks of the trade when it comes to negotiating software licences? And where are the traps to catch you out, ending up in disputes, if you haven't negotiated properly?

 
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