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Mike Northcott

Mike Northcott

Mike was a partner in our commercial property team in Exeter before his retirement in 2020. If you are a client of Mike or have been referred to him, please contact Simon Harding or Nigel Coveney.

Mike qualified in November 1984 and for over 30 years he acted for local, regional and national homebuilders including on site acquisition, scheme set up and disposals. Mike was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Fifth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Property Law.

His work included:

  • Acting for a national house builder on an acquisition (under joint venture) of a 250 unit site.
  • Acting for a landowner on a promotion agreement leading to the disposal of a 500 unit site to national house builder.
  • Advising landowners as part of a consortium in the disposal of land to a national house builders in a significant South Devon city expansion.

Outside of work and now retired from Stephens Scown, Mike continues to enjoy running, football and watching rugby with his family.

Mike’s Accolades:

Lawyer – Legal 500 UK 2017 – Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.

Chambers 2017 – “He is a good negotiator – thoughtful in what he says and sensible in the position he adopts.”

Chambers 2018 – possesses a great deal of experience in relation to transactions concerning residential and mixed-use developments. Market sources say: “He’s an excellent lawyer: very thorough, professional and sensible.”

Chambers 2019“detailed lawyer who knows how to structure a transaction,” adding: “He is thorough and efficient.”


Mike has passed his clients on to Simon Harding and Nigel Coveney; if you have been referred to Mike then please contact either of them.

Mike notes that ‘Simon and Nigel are both highly experienced partners in the commercial property team; your matter is in capable hands with them’.