Practice Summary

Michael is an experienced advocate with a very wide field of practice. His work involves all possible aspects of broad chancery practice, including company, insolvency, landlord and tenant, (residential and business), mortgages, guarantees, trusts, capital taxes, conveyancing, Inheritance Act claims, Probate, Will construction and rectification, boundary disputes, party walls, joint property disputes, professional negligence, commercial contracts, building disputes and Directors Disqualification, Town and Country Planning and Local Government work, including Judicial Review.

Michael’s was involved from 1992 to 1996 acting in a mass of company related matters, and from 1997 to 2001 acting for Lloyd’s Names and groups of Names. He represented a number of Names in the preliminary stages of the well-known Society of Lloyd’s v Jaffray trial. He has appeared in many proprietary estoppel cases and recently appeared in the House of Lords, with John McDonnell QC in the leading case of Thorner v Majors.

He also has an international element to his practice working for a major French shipping line and, through them, other French clients.

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