Today’s interview is with Michael Haringman and David Quastel of QuastelMidgen, a law firm in London. Michael is the firm’s senior partner and David is the firm’s managing partner. They join me today to talk about doing things differently in the legal industry, their model of partner led service and what it means to deliver ‘first-class service’.
This interview follows on from my recent interview: Looptail and changing the world through fully engaged employees and customers – Interview with Bruce Poon Tip – and is number eighty eight in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, helping businesses innovate, become more social and deliver better service.
Here are the highlights of my interview with David and Michael:
About David (taken from his bio page on the Quastel Midgen website)
David Quastel is the firm’s managing partner and is a versatile commercial/property lawyer with special expertise in real estate development finance and structuring complex property related joint ventures. Most recently he has started developing a niche practice in energy and infrastructure projects.
David’s forte extends well beyond providing technical legal advice and clients have come to value and rely upon his hands-on strategic advice at the earliest stages of planning and structuring complicated property, corporate and international transactions.
Clients appreciate David’s strategic insights and absolute attention to detail and describe him as “a formidable negotiator” “a unique problem solver”, “a driving force in concluding a deal satisfactorily” and a “wonderful technician”.
About Michael (taken from his bio page on the Quastel Midgen website)
Michael Haringman is the firm’s senior partner. Michael advises primarily on commercial matters, commercial property transactions and trusts. His clients include multiple retailers whom he advises on all commercial and strategic legal aspects of their operations, including acquisitions and disposals of both businesses and real property. Michael also advises property investors in relation to their transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, developments, lettings, joint ventures and funding requirements.
Michael advises a number of overseas clients as well as UK based clients.
Michael has developed close and loyal relationships with his clients, who describe him as being “supportive, insightful” and “100% reliable and dependable”. His clients appreciate his analytical and positive approach to all situations and value the “complete piece of mind” upon which they have come to rely.
Michael studied at University College London and qualified at Paisner & Co. Michael is a keen cricket and football fan. He has been a supporter and shareholder of Arsenal Football Club and a member of the MCC for many years.
He is also a lover of classical music, especially opera and is chairman of the John Ogdon Foundation. Find out more at John Ogdon.