Michael has a mixed general criminal and civil practice.
His criminal practice covers all areas of crime including gang related serious violence, public order disturbances and drug related allegations; fraud, including benefit fraud; domestic violence and sexual offences including rape and serious sexual assault.
His civil advice draws upon his 15 years’ experience of working in the commercial sector, before retraining as a barrister in 2003. He has advised and represented clients in defamation suits, applications for injunctions and several breach of contract cases.
He also has a rapidly developing family practice including private children law, financial orders and confiscation proceedings.
He is a witness and case preparation trainer for the UK’s leading legal training company where he has run numerous courses for professionals involved in the legal system as witnesses and/or investigators.
Before qualifying as a barrister Michael spent over 20 years in advertising in London and New York where he was responsible for the negotiating, planning and buying of multi-million pound television advertising campaigns for major companies including Fiat, Twentieth Century Fox Films, Procter and Gamble and Nationwide Building Society.
What my clients say
"We instructed Michael at 8pm on a Friday night in advance of a 2 day trial of an unusual and robustly contested application for a financial order. We were extremely impressed in the way he was able to absorb a vast amount of information and identify some of the complex issues in dispute. Despite the very limited preparation time available to him, he was excellent in cross examination and put forward very convincing arguments at the submissions stage. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we will without a doubt instruct him in future."