Michael Cattermole


Job Role at EMG

I am a Solicitor specialising in wills, trusts and estate administration, including advising clients on estate and inheritance tax planning.  I have dealt with various estates, from the most simple to more complex taxable estates, including those involving murder and manslaughter.


I trained at a firm in Sunderland and qualified into their private client department in 2016. Since then, I have worked in Teesside and at a large regional Legal 500 firm in Newcastle before joining EMG Solicitors at the start of 2022. I enjoy all aspects of the role, especially assisting bereaved families through the probate process.

I am an associate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and a Dementia Friends Champion.

What do you like about working at EMG?

The first thing everyone notices about EMG is how friendly the staff are.  The firm places great importance on creating an inviting working environment and recognising the contribution that each member of the team brings, regardless of their job role.

Outside of EMG?

I can be found spending time with my young son, which usually involves attending our favourite local landmark, Durham Cathedral.  When I am not at the Cathedral, I enjoy time at the gym and buying gadgets.  I am also, rather sadly, a huge fan of an Excel spreadsheet.