Michael accepts instructions in housing, employment law and criminal defence - at both the Magistrates and Crown Courts. He joined 1MCB in February 2016, having completed pupillage at Garden Court Chambers.
Prior to joining the Bar, Michael worked at law centres in South London, Bristol and Surrey. He provided advice and representation in housing law, especially homelessness and possession, as well as employment and general public law. He has extensive experience of assisting vulnerable clients under legal aid contracts, including county court duty advice.
Michael also has extensive experience in employment law advocacy, including for the Free Representation Unit. He has appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), where he was thanked for his "thoughtful analysis and clear presentation" (Stroud RFC v Monkman UKEAT/0143/13). He also appeared in the reported EAT case of British Airways v Valencia (UKEAT/0056/14).
Michael is a contributor to A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure (OUP, 2015) and works as a research assistant on the Employment Tribunal Handbook (OUP, 2014).
Michael studied Classics and Arabic at Wadham College, Oxford, before studying for an LLM in Law at the University of Leeds. He speaks and reads advanced (though not fluent) French and Arabic.