General Counsel, Deputy Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Land Registrar

Mike Harlow

Biography

Mike joined HM Land Registry as General Counsel and Deputy Chief Land Registrar in February 2018 and took the role of Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar from 1 January 2019 until 11 November 2019.

Mike graduated from Imperial College in mechanical engineering before converting to the law. He then worked as a solicitor in London for 15 years, acting for commercial property clients.

Mike spent 11 years at English Heritage as its legal director and corporate secretary. He gained board-level experience of significant organisational change and major reform of heritage law and policy.

General Counsel, Deputy Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Land Registrar

The role has responsibility for the legal framework for land registration in England and Wales and its administrative application by HM Land Registry and deputises for the Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar.

HM Land Registry

Previous roles in government

  • Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar
  • General Counsel and Deputy Chief Land Registrar