Profile

Michael was called to the Bar in 2016 having practised as a Solicitor for over 20 years. He trained as a collaborative lawyer in 2008, and was one of the first lawyers to qualify as a family arbitrator in 2012.

He has a vast experience in dealing with a huge cross section of family law matters with a particular emphasis on matrimonial finance claims, including high value financial claims and disputes involving business assets and companies.

Michael’s considerable experience means that he has the skills to represent clients in court, advise them on the law, to help them to manage the running of their case and to support and assist them in reaching agreements. He has a reputation for being tough in court whilst still appreciating that his clients need support and understanding at a difficult time in their lives.

Michael is a member of the Family Law Bar Association (which is the specialist Bar Association for family barristers). As a solicitor he was accredited by the SRA under the Family Law Accreditation Scheme, and also by ‘Resolution’ in the areas of Advanced Financial Provision and Co-habitation.

Michael regularly deals with jurisdictional issues, and cases involving an international element.

EXPERTISE:

- Family Law Arbitration;

- Financial cases, including high net value cases and cases with an international element;

- Injunctions to prevent dealings/disposals of assets in financial cases;

- Co-habitation disputes;

- Children Act work, including cases with an international dimension;

- Public Law Children Act work (instructed by Local Authorities, parents and Guardians);

- Surrogacy & Adoption;

- Collaborative law

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