Founded in 2001 by Michael Coyle, Lawdit ® has since grown to become one of the most respected law firms in the UK.
We pride ourselves on offering a cost-effective service – our hourly rate ranges from £130 – £295 + VAT, compared to the £400 – £600 charged by many of our rivals – that comprises results-driven advice and representation.
Because our working practice is built around internet and telephone communication, this enables us to keep overheads to a minimum – savings that we pass on to our clients.
We work on the principle that a good solicitor is not just there to help you when things go wrong – it is also our job to put in place legal safeguards and contracts that ensure you don’t encounter problems in the first place.
Principal and founder Michael Coyle, lives in Wootton on the Isle of Wight and following a conversation on the daily trip over the pond on the Red Jet with his trainee solicitor, island born and Newport based Mark Reed, it led to a decision that the island can be a great place to add to the firms offices which will also help with time and money spent commuting every day.
We have built up our client base on the Island and are proud to work with them from our Newport offices.
Michael is Lawdit’s ® Principal and heads our Commercial and Intellectual Property Department. As a Solicitor Advocate, he is one of a select group of legal experts qualified to represent clients as an advocate in the Higher Courts in England and Wales.
He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Nottingham Trent University and is a guest lecturer at Southampton Solent University. He has also completed a teaching stint at the Academy of Music in Guildford where Michael taught copyright law.
Michael is highly regarded for his work in all areas of intellectual property law (which includes the eCommerce and IT fields), litigation and company/commercial matters. He regularly advises on non-contentious issues including regulatory and statutory obligations and has been involved in many successful disputes, with a strong reputation for finding common sense and practical solutions for clients.
Michael was involved in the high-profile patent infringement case of Sabaf v. Meneghetti (House of Lords) in which he acted for MFI. He also acts for the UK Web Design Association (UKWDA) and many high-profile clients. He is highly regarded for his proactive and helpful approach in assisting and nurturing new and innovative technology start-ups.
In 2017, Michael was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law from Southampton Solent University for his contribution to the University and his continued support to its students.
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