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Call: 1985    QC: 2006

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Practice Overview

Michael’s practice encompasses litigation and advice in the fields of pensions (including professional negligence), financial services and private trusts. Has appeared in many of the most high profile and complex pensions cases of recent year.

He has a particular knowledge of the work of actuaries, both in relation to pension funds and life assurance funds and is co author of the chapter on actuaries in Professional Negligence Law and Practice (LLP).

Michael has a first class degree in law from Oxford. He is a former member of the Main Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Chambers and Partners 2021:
“If you’re in the trenches then you want him with you. He’s very, very clever, absolutely determined to get the right results and really cares about winning for the client. He is absolutely top drawer.”

The Legal 500 2021:
“Huge brain; very passionate and creative; extremely hard working; great lawyer; you really feel he is on your side…”

Chambers and Partners 2020:
“Mike is an extremely sharp and capable barrister, with a keen understanding of the key battlegrounds of a case. He is persuasive and to the point with his advocacy, always emphasising the crucial issues.”
“He is hugely knowledgeable and a brilliant strategist.”

The Legal 500 2020:
“Best all-round pensions silk, incredibly hardworking, committed and very personable with lay clients.”
“He is particularly experienced in pensions-related disputes.”