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

Michael’s first and enduring love has always been immigration, appearing for clients from the First and Upper Tier Tribunal stages right through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.  Throughout his career at the Bar, however, he has also taken time out to be involved in high profile cases in other areas, most recently as one of the nine barristers for Team 2 in the Grenfell Inquiry, representing a specific group of the bereaved, survivors and residents.  Michael has also represented defendants at major criminal trials including in murder, kidnap and fraud cases.

He has been instructed in hundreds of judicial review claims – some reported – appearing many times in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Michael has acted for clients in planning appeals at inspector level and dealt with injunctions and statutory appeals in the High Court.  He has appeared in the Tax Tribunal, both First and Upper Tiers, on an important and reported case determining whether colleges should be exempt from VAT.

In 2013, he represented the 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 which was featured on the BBC’s Panorama programme.

For a period of two years, Michael was also involved in one of the lengthiest cases to have taken place relating to a councillor alleged to have breached his local authority’s Code of Conduct.

Crime

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

Cases

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.

Memberships

Inner Temple

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