Michael is developing a practice in all areas of family law, having joined chambers in 2011 after successful completion of his pupillage.
Year of Call: 2010
University of Bristol, History (BA Hons) (First Class)
Gardenhurt Prize, Graham Robertson Scholarship
City University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
BPP Law School, Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
Inner Temple Exhibition Award and Poland Prize
Michael was led by Alison Grief in Re A (Death of a Baby) EWHC 2754 (Fam), a three week fact finding hearing into the death of a two week old baby. Prior to coming to the Bar, Michael worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He also worked for a leading London-based family law firm.
Michael was part of the team, with Henry Setright QC and David Williams, which acted on behalf of the Respondent in Mercredi v Chaffe EWCA 2011 Civ 272, the first family law case to be referred by the English courts to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Michael enjoys playing cricket and football.
Family Law Bar Association
C (Care: Contact)
 2 FCR 325;  EWCA Civ 1774
Re C (Children) (2011)
 EWCA Civ 1230