Michael Fletcher was educated at the King's School, Canterbury and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read law. He was articled at Lee Bolton & Lee, being admitted as a solicitor in 1982, and becoming a partner in the firm in 1986 and Senior Partner in 2016.
Michael is also Finance Partner and the head of the firm's private client department, in which capacity he is responsible for advising some of the firm's largest and most long-standing clients; in addition to which he also has considerable experience in the areas of ecclesiastical property and charities. He is the clerk to two almshouse charities in Canterbury, and solicitor to the Worshipful Company of Weavers and Deputy Registrar of the Diocese of Ely. He is a trustee of two other charities, one of which makes financial grants to women suffering from TB and other chest diseases.
Interests include music (especially opera); food and drink; and transport systems, especially inland waterways and the railways of India and elsewhere in the former British Empire.