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Michael was called to the Bar in 1992, and is a member of the Inner Temple.

His broad and illustrious career at the Bar has involved a number of high profile criminal cases; Judicial Review claims; Planning appeals; Immigration Tribunal cases, Tax Tribunal matters, coroner cases and Regulatory matters.

He has appeared many times in tribunals, criminal courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Michael is currently instructed in the Grenfell Inquiry, as one of the Barristers representing the relatives of the unfortunate people who lost their lives in that tragedy.



Michael’s career at the Bar has involved a number of high profile criminal cases, which include defending in major trials involving murder, kidnap and fraud.

Public law & judicial review

Michael has been instructed in hundreds of Judicial Review claims, some of which have been reported, appearing many times in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Immigration & asylum

Michael has represented numerous clients in the Immigration Tribunals.

Civil actions/inquests


Michael has acted for clients in Planning appeals at Inspector level, injunctions and statutory appeals in the High Court.

He has appeared in the Tax Tribunal, both First and Upper Tier, with an important case as to whether Colleges should be exempt from VAT being reported.

In 2013, he represented a family at a coroner’s inquest into the death of an elderly lady in a care home, a case which attracted widespread media interest, and was featured on the BBC’s Panorama programme.

Regulatory law

He was involved in one of the lengthiest cases relating to a Councillor alleged to have breached his Local Authority’s Code of Conduct.


Inner Temple