Michael commenced his first six pupillage on 1st April 2019. As a second six pupil, he will accept instructions across all of Chambers’ areas of work from 1st October 2019.
During his first six, Michael has gained experience in a variety of civil disputes including trusts, boundary disputes, adverse possession, easements, contract, negligence, personal injury, financial services, insolvency, conversion, costs, and employment, and has assisted in the recent High Court case of Scarle v Scarle  EWHC 2224 (Ch) in respect of the presumption of the order of death where the circumstances remained uncertain. He has been actively involved at all stages of cases, from preparing initial advices on prospects and quantum, to drafting pleadings and preparing cross-examination and submissions for applications and trials.
Michael has expanded his knowledge of family proceedings as he shadowed and assisted Chambers’ family practitioners in domestic violence, private and public children proceedings, and financial remedy matters. He has developed a particular interest in matters involving allegations of non-accidental injury.
He has also shadowed in criminal proceedings in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, including at appellate level.
Michael came to Chambers with prior civil and family advocacy experience. He has also worked as a compliance assistant for a boutique investment and asset management firm in London; as a Teaching Fellow (in Contract, Tort and Family law), lecturer (in Tort law) and internal examiner (in Contract, Tort and Family law) on the undergraduate law degree course at SOAS, University of London; and as a paralegal in the clinical negligence department of a leading firm of solicitors, with offices in London and Leeds.
Outside of work, Michael is a fan of tennis and has historically been found in the Wimbledon area during the end of June and the beginning of July. Through travelling, Michael has also developed an interest for all things related to Italy.
LLB (Hons) – First Class – Keele University – 2011
LLM – Merit – University College London – 2012
BPTC – Very Competent – City University London – 2014
Princess Royal Scholarship awarded by the Inner Temple in March 2013
The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association