Michael Legister

Partner - Litigation, Employment and More

What do you do?

I head our Commercial Litigation department here at HLF. Having qualified in 1990, I also have a Master’s Degree in employment law and am a qualified Notary Public and member of the Notaries Society which means that I can offer documentation authentication services for use overseas.

Why do your clients like working with you?

Through my background as an in-house lawyer for a public construction company and my experience in banking and corporate law, I can advise my clients in complex commercial disputes, contracts, employment and transactional matters. Clients often come to me with complex legal problems and so, having represented both sides in many dispute scenarios, I can focus their attention on the issues which really matter before agreeing the most appropriate course of action.

Tell us about your clients 

My clients vary from individual litigants to large corporations and even foreign governments! I am fortunate to work in an area of law where each case and each client are different and where the law itself is constantly changing; employment and litigation are each incredibly dynamic and so are the people, corporation and bodies I represent.  

  • The most important thing is to have a legal advisor who has excellent knowledge of their field. I am pleased to say all my employment law concerns were dealt with swiftly and efficiently by Mr Michael Legister. I had complete trust in his ability to resolve my employment queries. I felt comfortable to ask questions and responses were always clear and swift.

    Mr J.S.
  • I highly recommend Michael Legister for dealing with employment issues, as my settlement case was handled efficiently, and he secured an excellent outcome.

  • I used Michael Legister for his notary services. A quick and reliable service and very professional, I will be using Michael again for further notary services in the future .

  • We would highly recommend Michael Legister. He provided clear, solid guidance at every step of the process. Excellent guidance and advice

  • A client recently had cause to engage Huggins Lewis Foskett for a complex employment matter. The solicitor assigned to them was Michael Legister who was extremely professional. He managed to explain the complexities of the law and the case in a way that my clients easily understood making the job of preparing Bundles and Witness Statements so much easier than we expected. We cannot thank Michael enough for the successful conclusion he brought about and myself and my clients would not hesitate to recommend them

    Consultant at Compliance4U.
  • I cannot fault Michael Legister at Huggins Lewis Foskett. He made time for my request, which was rather short notice, and dealt with it seamlessly, professionally and efficiently. I cannot recommend him enough!

  • I needed a solicitor urgently. I’m so glad I chose Huggins Lewis Foskett. Michael Legister, who dealt with my problem, was thoroughly professional, thoughtful, and sympathetic. Highly recommended. Thank you. Duncan

  • Excellent service, communication, and turnaround times. Used for the first time for an employment settlement agreement and will return for any future needs. Highly recommended.

  • Michael Legister assisted us in drafting a contract for a business process, he is quick to grasp what needs formulating and knows how to eloquently draft it. He has an excellent knowledge of contract law, would not hesitate to recommend him.

  • Michael Legister can be counted on, he took instructions on an employment matter and acted on my behalf immediately. It wasn’t straight forward but Michael’s depth of experience, professionalism and tenacious arguments gained a favourable outcome.

  • I consider Huggins & Lewis Foskett Solicitors as my 'go to' local solicitor. I've used Ann Hines for conveyancing services for a number of years, and she's been fantastic and extremely helpful every time. I also recently accessed the services of Michael Legister for employment advice, and he was really great as well and so easy to talk to you. I would definitely recommend Huggins & Lewis Foskett.

  • I've used Huggins & Lewis Foskett solicitors for approximately 20 years for business and personal matters and I have to say they've always exceeded my expectations. My recent visit to Michael Legister regarding a very significant business contract was no exception. His legal advice is outstanding because it's backed up with real life knowledge and experience, he is not a robot reading from a text book! It may not be relevant to some people but I absolutely love his charm and wit and let's face it, why should a trip to your solicitor have to be serious and boring. He gets the job done easily, effortlessly and with a smile. Perfect!!

  • I found Michael to be so helpful and professional to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Thank you from Carol

  • Top quality law firm I had a very complex case and I had Michael Legister deal with my ongoing difficulties with my sister's freeholders Michael has been a tremendous help and reassured me from start to finishand he done in 2 weeks what my other solicitor could not do in 18 months I would highly recommend this law firm. Michael really knows his stuff and I'm glad I picked this firm totally professional and very compassionate to the fact that I had lost my sister I will only ever use this firm from now on.

  • Michael Legister helped me with a settlement agreement. l straight away felt at ease when I met him, he was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly to me and answered all my questions. I would definitely recommend him.

  • Great service from start to finish. I have already recommended the firm to a friend as I was very pleased with Mr Legister and his professional and helpful manner. He managed to make a stressful situation much easier. Thank you.

  • Great service from start to finish. Michael was very helpful and professional with no question being too much. Would definitely use again and have already recommended to a friend! Thank you for making a stressful situation very easy.

  • I used this firm recently to provide employee relations support and guidance. They were very efficient and dealt with the matter speedily bringing the issue to conclusion in a few days. I would recommend using them.

  • Michael Legister in litigation handled my settlement agreement. The whole process was dealt with smoothly and swiftly.

  • Michael Legister - Outstanding service that provided impeccable legal employment advice and mindful support in relation to schools’ new safeguarding issues.

  • It has been a great experience working with Michael Legister (Litigation Department) on my case. He provided great advice throughout the process and explored opportunities for me to factor in my decision making. He made it a smooth process and would highly recommend his services for those seeking advice in employment matters.

  • My case was handled by Michael Legister who is part of the Litigation Department. Michael was a pleasure to speak with from the onset and handled my case in a timely manner with real professionalism. I have dealt with other areas of this firm in the past and have always found them to be helpful and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a reliable and professional service. Thank you Huggins Lewis Foskett.

  • I was in need of some urgent advice. Michael contacted back asap and talked me through the process.Within a week everything was dealt with and sorted.I was very impressed with how Michael made it feel so easy and simple. Definitely have found our new family solicitors.

  • Feedback on Michael Legister - He provided an excellent Public Notary Service for us. Very efficient, professional, and friendly. Would highly recommend his services. Thank you!

  • I am delighted to share my experience with Mr. Michael Legister from the Litigation Department of Huggins Lewis Foskett Solicitors. My interaction with him has been nothing but extraordinary. Professionalism and Dedication - Mr. Legister's commitment to his clients and his professional approach are truly admirable. His proficiency in his legal areas is clearly demonstrated in the prompt and effective advice he provides. Expertise and Services - His skills as a notary further enhance the spectrum of services he can offer. He managed my case with utmost professionalism, ensuring a seamless and stress-free process. Communication and Timeliness - From the very beginning, he was a delight to converse with and he handled my case in a timely fashion. I felt at ease asking questions, and his replies were always prompt and lucid. Case Outcome - Mr. Legister achieved an excellent result for my case. His guidance throughout the process was clear and robust. I am immensely satisfied with the outcome of my case and would strongly recommend his services to anyone seeking legal advice. In summary, my encounter with Mr. Michael Legister was truly exceptional. His professionalism, expertise, and dedication to his clients make him a highly recommended legal professional.