Prior to his call to the Bar, Michael worked in finance for five years and then qualified as a commercial solicitor specialising in intellectual property law. Michael crossed over to the family Bar in 1998. He practises a wide range of family work including matrimonial finance, trusts and cohabitation disputes, public and private Children Act proceedings, together with associated civil matters. Within his family finance work, which is the principal area of his practice, he specialises in cases which have an added dimension such as trusts, bankruptcy, partnerships and companies.
In addition to acting in high-net worth matrimonial finance cases, Michael frequently represents interveners in divorce matters (including acting for beneficiaries of trusts, such as children on settlement variations through the official solicitor). Michael is strongly committed to the publicly funded Bar. Michael acts for local authorities, parents and children in public law Children Act proceedings, including complex cases of alleged non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. As a result of his experience, both prior to being called to the Bar, and whilst at it, Michael brings a breadth of experience to his work.
Michael was shortlisted as Junior Barrister of the Year in the Family Law Awards for 2012.