The broad spectrum of work carried out by Michael covers all aspects of the litigation and ADR processes. He is able to advise about and assist with obtaining interim remedies as well as draw formal pleadings or prepare persuasive position papers. He has undertaken much work with a consumer element to it, including consumer credit litigation, product liability, the efficacy of trading terms and exclusion clauses and local authority regulation.
Michael has experience of insolvency claims, particularly in relation to construction projects.
As well as acting as advocate in arbitration, Michael has been appointed on many occasions as sole arbitrator, the appointments having been made by institutions as well as by party agreement. The areas covered by his awards include: partnership disputes, professional liability of lawyers, construction projects, sale of businesses and property disputes including boundary and neighbour issues. He is able to manage any reference through to full oral hearing if required or to deal with matters simply on the papers.
Claimant instructions in clinical negligence claims relating to:
- GP misdiagnosis and mistreatment
- Accident and emergency misdiagnosis and mistreatment
- Orthopaedic negligence
- Dental negligence
Experienced in claims concerning limitation periods
Schedules of loss (including £1m+ claims)
Michael has undertaken contentious construction related work, including professional negligence claims, in relation to domestic and commercial properties and engineering projects. He has experience of claims relating to delay and disruption, extensions of time, liquidated damages, defects, variations and valuations claims.
He is familiar with the technique of adjudication and the statutory process involved.
Michael’s commercial expertise includes an appreciation of insolvency issues and the effect of them on project management.
Michael trained as a mediator in 1996 and has acted as a sole mediator in a variety of types of dispute. He adopts a facilitative style, underpinned by sound commercial sense and a willingness to help the parties reach not simply a compromise but the agreement that is right for them and has enjoyed considerable success in ensuring the successful outcome of the mediation process.
Claimant and Defendant instructions in:
- Workplace accidents including disease (asbestos, deafness, WRULD) and construction related claims
- Road traffic accidents
- Fatal Accident Act claims
- Occupiers’ Liability Act claims (both 1957 and 1984 Acts)