Michael Sewell

Associate Solicitor

Commercial Property

Location: Yeovil

Michael joined Battens as a trainee solicitor, qualifying in November 2014, and is an associate solicitor in the Commercial Property department.

He has experience in a variety of different aspects of Commercial Property including:

  • Acquisitions, management and sales of freehold and leasehold commercial properties (including offices, industrial units, pubs, cafes, restaurants and retail shops), development land involving both residential and commercial projects as well as investment property
  • Grants and surrenders of leases and lease management (such as applications for consent to assign, sublet or vary the terms of an existing lease, or to alter a commercial property)
  • Acting for pension scheme administrators on property transactions
  • Acting for management companies in connection with the restructuring and management of leasehold flat/plots
  • Financing of commercial property

Michael is an integral part of the Commercial Property team, advising and assisting individuals and businesses, both locally and nationally, providing a breadth of experience and expertise and offering all clients a tailored and personalised service.


  • Acting for an international based client, managing its large property portfolio in the country, including assisting with the acquisitions and disposal of commercial property and leasehold management
  • Acted for local developers, together with our residential team, planning team and construction team, assisting with acquisitions and set up of a variety of different development sites, ranging from smaller developments to development set ups of over 200 houses which involved work including option agreement, affordable housing agreements, adoption agreements and management company transfers
  • Acting for a client, assisting with of a number of high valued acquisitions of holiday parks across the UK
  • Assisting clients with the acquisition of high valued properties such as a golf club and a popular local hotel, which involved working as part of an internal team with colleagues from our company commercial team and employment team
  • Acting with a managing agent for several management companies in the restructuring and management of several large leasehold flat building across London

“Thank you so very much for your very efficient service, I have already recommended you to others and will be using you again on the next project”


“Michael Sewell treated us in an excellent manner and we will certainly use Battens again.”

Mr & Mrs Berryman

Michael's specialism