Worthingtons Solicitors

Michael Press

Corporate, Charity and Commercial Property

Michael graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast with a degree in Law in 2011, before commencing employment as a Paralegal with the property department of a top tier law firm in Belfast. Michael joined Worthingtons as an Apprentice Solicitor in 2016 and commenced his studies at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in January 2017 qualifying as a Solicitor in September 2018.

Michael works with the Commercial Department of our Belfast Office specialising in corporate, charity and commercial property and acts on behalf of individuals, companies, charities and social enterprises.

He has a range of corporate and commercial experience which includes; the acquisition and disposal of companies and businesses, shareholder agreements and disputes, company formation, contracts and corporate governance.  Michael also advises charities on a wide range of issues from governance, registration, incorporation and mergers.

Michael is also involved in a wide range of commercial property work including landlord and tenant matters, investment acquisitions and sales, secured lending, leases, buying and selling property.


Michael regularly contributes to the Worthingtons’ client newsletter and has written articles for the Belfast Telegraph and the Ulster Tatler.

very impressed with the excellent standard of work - commercial client

Career Highlights

  • Acting for a Northern Irish company during the vacation and reoccupation of premises in Belfast City Centre during large scale refurbishment (which included a lease renewal for those premises)
  • Acting for a Northern Irish charity on the acquisition of a development site within a business park in Newtownards
  • Advising a Northern Irish charity on the vacation of premises located in the ‘exclusion zone’ following the Primark fire in August 2018 and acting on their behalf in the occupation of alternative premises
  • Assisting in the sale of a prominent development site with a value of £1 million for a Private Client

Michael Press's latest article

Contracting Covid-19 – What now for Commercial Contracts?

The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has sent economic markets around the world into a state of flux, the true impact of which will remain unknown for some time. With each...

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