Arnold Thomson

Michael A Thomson

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Practice Areas

Agricultural Property and Rural Business

Private Client


Founder and Director, Mike Thomson can best be described as an authority in the legal profession.

Mike qualified as a solicitor in 1981. Following qualification, he initially went into practice in the commercial property world in the North West of England. He relocated to Towcester shortly thereafter in 1982. Mike Thomson became a Partner in the renowned law firm, Shoosmiths & Harrison in 1986. He remained a partner at the firm until 1990 when he co-founded Arnold Thomson with his former partner, James Arnold in 1990. Mike has since dedicated his career to Agricultural Law, Rural Business as well as Private Client (Wills, Probate & Inheritance Tax).

Professional Memberships

Agricultural Law Association


Outside of work, Mike is quite the farmer himself and commences his days with livestock duties first thing every morning at home. As professional as they come, Mike is also very personable and is well known for his fantastic sense of humour. When time and dedication to clients permit, Mike loves to visit family Down Under in Australia as it is better known.


With his wealth of experience, knowledge and profound appreciation of clients’ needs, Mike leads the team as Director at Arnold Thomson. In particular, he is the head of the Agricultural Property and Rural Business Team. His specific areas of expertise lie in agricultural property and related matters, particularly agricultural tenancies for clients throughout England and Wales.

Expert in these Jurisdictions

England and Wales

Languages Spoken

English & German